Published: Sun, July 16, 2017
Sports | By Phillip Butler

Trump to visit women's golf tournament, causing security issues

Trump to visit women's golf tournament, causing security issues

Yes, after President Donald Trump arrived at 3:40 a motorcade from Newark Liberty International Airport - soon after Air Force One returned there from a brief presidential visit to France - the security was indeed a lot more serious than a gallery marshal raising his arm to get folks to lower their voices.

Thompson was asked if she noticed what was happening on the 15th and where the fans were looking.

Henderson, a Canadian, didn't seem to mind. (The championship began Thursday and continues through Sunday.) Ann Wladkowski, who was with Robles, said they are fans of both Trump and women's golf. I really want to represent my family, myself, my state. He tweeted about coming to the U.S. Women's Open. Things may potentially change though as the president will be attending the event this weekend.

The president made the announcement on Twitter Friday at 10:16 a.m.

Trump attended the Women's Open at the golf course on Friday, where he was seen waving to crowds from a glass-enclosed observation area.

On Friday, Feng shot a 2-under 70 and had a 36-hole total of 8-under 136 on the 6,732-yard course.

"We never had an active sitting president at one of our events, so I was kind of excited about the prospect of, regardless of who it is, that he came here to watch us", Lewis reportedly said, according to ESPN.

"I played probably the first nine holes in the rain, but my phone told me it was going to rain all afternoon and I was prepared", said the always chill Feng.

For other spectators, the tournament's appeal was a chance to get a glimpse of the president's course and "seeing somebody who can hit the ball straight, because I can't", Bill Guttridge, a 62-year-old from Millstone Township in Central New Jersey, said.

Amy Yang of South Korea remained in second place, although her deficit grew to two shots after a 71.

Lang has finished no worse than 22nd in the last five Opens and she has top-15 finishes in three of the last four events.

"It was my sponsor's tournament in China last week and I felt like it was my responsibility to actually go support my sponsor", Feng said about playing in the Kumho Tire Ladies Open. "I'm really looking forward to play the weekend".

Rio Games silver medallist Ko played in a group with Feng and gold medallist Park In Bee (77) in an Olympic podium threesome and bogeyed the last after hitting a wedge from the fringe rather than putting through the frog's hair.

Choi, aged just 17, carded a second round three-under 69 which was the joint lowest round of the day. The South Korean player had six birdies and a bogey.

Headlining the amateurs in the field this week are four of the top-six players in the Golfweek/ Women's Rankings: No. 1 Leona Maguire, No. 2 Hye-Jin Choi, No. 3 Jennifer Kupcho and No. 6 Eun Jeong Seong. However, three consecutive bogeys at the turn (holes 8 through 10) put her over par. She said she received Trump-branded swag and a little Donald Trump doll in her locker for doing well.

"I started the round very great", Feng said.

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