/Shanshan Feng leads in rain-delayed US Women's Open

Shanshan Feng leads in rain-delayed US Women's Open


AP

Published 1:05 p.m. ET July 13, 2017 | Updated 9:37 p.m. ET July 13, 2017

BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — Shanshan Feng had her best round in the U.S. Women’s Open, and the first-round lead.

Afternoon rain and lightning forced officials to suspend play for more than two hours Thursday in the biggest event in women’s golf, and play was stopped because of darkness with 39 players still on the course. They will return early Friday to complete the round at Trump National Golf Course.

The weather was the only hitch for the players and the USGA, which took a lot of criticism for failing to move the $5 million event to another course after comments by President Donald Trump about women.

Despite fears of protests, Day 1 was uneventful.

There were no demonstrators. The golf was excellent and Feng was outstanding, shooting a 6-under 66 in a tournament in which she has rarely played well in her 10 seasons as a professional in the United States. It marked the…

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