ST. LOUIS — It’s easy to lose sight of how tough a course is once match play begins, so it’s worth mentioning the damage that Old Warson is doing to this year’s field.
The first-round scoring average came in at 77.30. The par-35 front-nine scoring average was 38.10 and the par-36 back-nine average was 39.19.
The second-round leader in the clubhouse is Tiffany Lua, whose 36-hole, even-par 142 total is the only score in the clubhouse at par or better.
Old Warson is playing a beefy 6,422 yards for a par-71 track. This is a USGA championship, after all.