Lewis back in the mix at US Women's Open

Elias Hubbard
July 17, 2017

Trump, who owns 17 golf courses across the globe and is an ardent supporter of the game, apparently warrants being called "controversial host" because earlier in the week one of the LPGA's players, Brittany Lincicome, insulted him saying, "Hopefully maybe he doesn't show up and it won't be a big debacle and it will be about us and not him". The golf was excellent. She got a thumps-up from Trump as she walked to sign her scorecard. She was 38th in 2016.

Three other South Koreans, world No. 1 Ryu So Yeon (71), Lee Mi Rim (67) and Lee Jeong Eun (73), were another stroke back at 211. Feng, from China, had a 75 to drop into a tie for fifth at 6 under with Spain's Carlota Ciganda (70) and South Korea's Jeongeun Lee (71). It was the worst finish in the Open for the top American since Paula Creamer was seventh in 2012. The Republican plan to repeal and replace the ACA is failing to gain enough traction to achieve a simple majority in the Senate, while more unflattering stories about Trump and his team's links to Russian Federation have continued to emerge on a near-weekly basis.

Feng had a one-shot lead after the first round and a two-shot margin at the halfway point, but she just could not hit it close in the third round. She had birdied it the day before, but making eagle was a longshot. After finally getting the ball on the green, she missed her bogey putt then suffered a lip-out before getting the ball into the hole. She ended up with a triple-bogey.

Langer finished the day at 18 under, good for a one-shot lead over Jobe. She had the 36-hole lead in the Open previous year and shot final rounds of 74-74 to finish two shots out of a playoff with eventual champion Brittany Lang and Anna Nordqvist. He's trying to become the third player in five years to win the Quad Cities event for his first PGA Tour title.

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