With the World #1 ranking at stake, Stacy Lewis fired an opening round 67 and is at three under par, on a tough Pinehurst No. 2 before play was suspended for the day due to darkness. A total of 30 players had yet to complete their opening rounds, with most of them having just three holes to play. The conclusion of Round 1 and the start of Round 2 will begin at the same time at 6:45 a.m. With the course playing some 1,000 yards shorter for the women, it was still a tall task to break par. When the horn finally blew there were only ten ladies under par.
Michelle Wie with another fine round of 68, two under par, is just one back of Lewis heading into Friday’s second round. Three are tied at one under par, they include; Katherine Kirk, So Yeon Ryu, and Minjee Lee. Former open champion Paula Creamer is at even par and defending champion Inbee Park is at six over par. Young sensation Lucy Li, “the youngest player ever to play in a women’s U.S. Open” shot a very respectful 78 on Thursday and looks to improve on Friday and try to make the cut. Stay right here for all your Open results at Bunkers Paradise.