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Minjee Lee leads Australians at US Women's Open

It wasn't all plain sailing for last week's winner but a good start all the same for Katherine Kirk. (Photo: Courtesy of USGA)
Minjee Lee leads the Australians at the end of day one of the 2017 US Women’s Open at Trump National Golf Club in New Jersey, the Western Australian opening with a 3 under 69 to share 6th and is three shots behind leader Shanshan Feng.

38 players will be required to complete their opening rounds early on Friday morning due to a two-hour weather delay between 4.30 and 6.30 which led to darkness eventually stopping play at 8.33pm.

Play will resume at 6.45am on Friday with the second round to get underway at 7.00am.

Lee, who played early in the day from the 1st tee, was bogey-free and carded three birdies.

Last week’s LPGA Tour event winner in Wisconsin, Katherine Kirk, also played early today and took full advantage when recording four birdies in her first eight holes and was still 4 under through 10 holes before three consecutive bogeys.

She would steady the ship with two more birdies and a bogey over the closing holes to shoot 70 to be in a share of 14th when play ended.

Su Oh was one of the last to finish her round, just making it inside the suspension of play, closing with a bogey to be tied 29th after a 71 in the company of playing partners and fellow Australians Karrie Webb and Sarah Jane Smith.

Smith finished at even par 72, Webb a 2 over 74 and Gold Coast amateur, Robyn Choi, was 5 over when she was forced from the course after 15 holes.

The cut already appears likely to fall around two over, leaving most of the Australians well placed to make it into the final 36 holes.


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