Friday, June 28, 2013

U.S. Women's Open -- Day Two

Lisette Salas is not only Low American, she is currently tied for the lead in the tournament.  She is 5 under through 29 holes.  She is tied with I.K. Kim, who has played 27 holes, and Inbee Park, who doesn't start her second round until 1:25 P.M. E.D.T.

Yesterday's leader, H.N. Kim, has fallen back to 4 under through 25 holes.

Further comments below as events warrant.


  1. The morning players are almost finished, and I.K. Kim is on top. She shot a 69 today, and is now 7-under par after two rounds.

    Inbee Park has birdied the first hole, and is in second place at 6 under par. She will almost certainly have the 36-hole lead.

    Lisette Salas faded to an even par 72 for the day. She is 4-under par, and is still Low American.

    Yesterday's leader, H.N. Kim, is now 4 over for the day and 2 under for the tournament.

  2. Here is the current leaderboard:

    1. I.K. Kim (KOR): -7 (36 holes)
    2. I. Park (KOR): -6 (27)
    3. L. Salas: -4 (36)
    T4. A. Stanford: -3 (36)
    T4. J. Korda: -3 (36)
    T4. J. Ewart Shadoff (ENG): -3 (25)

  3. The wind is blowing pretty hard, so we aren't going to see too many low scores in the afternoon.

  4. I give Jack Nicklaus a lot of credit for doing this commercial saying that he no longer plays from the back tees -- but the commercial makes me sad anyway.

  5. The first round leader, Ha-Neul Kim, shot a 77 today. She is now 1 under for the tournament after 36 holes, in a tie for 11th.

  6. Inbee Park birdies the 13th hole to move into a tie for the lead at 7 under.

    I have a feeling that she will win this tournament, and that it won't be all that close.

  7. By the way, Inbee Park is playing with the world number two, Stacy Lewis. Through 31 holes, Park is eight shots ahead of Lewis.

  8. And now ESPN2's coverage has failed due to technical difficulties, so I'm back to CNBC.

  9. Inbee Park birdies the 15th hole to move to 8-under par, and she has the lead to herself.

    This is like watching Tiger in the old days.

  10. Here's the 6 P.M. leaderboard:

    1. I. Park (KOR): -8 (33 holes)
    2. I.K. Kim (KOR): -7 (36)
    3. J. Ewart Shadoff (ENG): -5 (31)
    4. L. Salas: -4 (36)
    T5. A. Stanford: -3 (36)
    T5. J. Korda: -3 (36)

  11. Only 12 golfers in the whole field are under par, and Inbee Park is 8 under.