Kim takes two-shot lead at U.S. Women's Open
Saturday, July 9, 2011
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – When the rain stopped, Stacy Lewis got off a school bus wondering if she was in the U.S. Open or the twilight zone.
By the time the strange ordeal was over Friday, she had lost her lead and was barely hanging on to her cool.
Lewis made a bogey and double bogey shortly after a 66-minute rain delay, and the lead she held through almost the entire marathon day at the U.S. Women’s Open turned into a two-shot deficit to I.K. Kim.
Kim was at 4 under par with four holes to play when the second round was suspended by darkness. Lewis, who had led by as many as four shots earlier in the day, was tied for second with Wendy Ward at 2 under with two holes left.
“We sat in a school bus,” Lewis said of the way she spent the thunderstorm delay. “It was 20 people in a little school bus. There was no place to go; you couldn’t do anything. It was hard to get loose again. Just kind of unfortunate – unfortunate the way it all worked out, I guess.”
But maybe to be expected during a week that has been interrupted by two afternoon thunderstorms, which has forced backup plans to be replaced by more backup plans.
Only 33 of the 156 players made it through their second round Friday and 66 never made it to their tee time.
Among those were amateur Amy Anderson, who will return to The Broadmoor in the three-way tie for second at 2 under.
Another shot back is Paula Creamer, along with Karrie Webb, who is in a group of four at 1 under who hadn’t teed off.