Trump watches US Women's Open from enclosed area

Brooke Henderson tees off on the seventh hole during the first round of the U.S. Women's Open golf tournament at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster N.J

“The US Open is our national championship. It is one of my favorite weeks of the year,” said the 27-year-old who won

After making par on her first two holes, the Kiwi then carded four consecutive bogeys to fall back. Alexander Knappe (76), the other second-round co-leader, was in a group at 5 under with Rickie Fowler (74). "I can't complain at all".

The Trumps and multiple White House staffers have been criticized for potentially crossing the line in promoting Trump businesses.

Teenager Hye-Jin Choi and Amy Yang were tied for second.

The 72-hole tournament, which is scheduled to finish on Sunday, has had to share the spotlight with President Donald Trump, who owns the course. Details on where he would be located and how long he would be at the event for have not been released to the public out of general security concerns. He is the first sitting U.S. President to attend the event.

Lee Jeong-Eun is the sixth player with that exact name to play on the Korean LPGA Tour (KLPGA).

"Hopefully, maybe, he doesn't show up, and it won't be a big debacle, and it will be about us and not him", Lincicome said at the end of June. In a letter to the USGA, they said Trump's pattern of degrading women "has occurred over decades". "That's something that I've been working on really hard over the last few years". It's unknown whether he plans to mingle outside. "But you know, this format can turn right away with the points available for birdie and eagle". "I'm really excited and it was a great opportunity". Many wealthy people have attorneys fighting to lower their tax burden.

That might be because, according to USA Today, Trump reportedly threatened to sue the USGA if it moved the tournament.

The second-round leaderboard was anything but "America First", however, with the top nine all internationals players on the rain-soaked course.

Some of the best golfers in the world are competing in New Jersey this weekend, and they could be partly upstaged by a guy whose best finish was to win an age-group club title.

Feng started her round on the 10th hole and played the back side in 5 under, rolling in five birdies. "It's cool to say that I know the president".

The president's presence was expected to draw protesters critical of the U.S. Golf Association for not moving the open to another location because of the controversial remarks by the president. "It was a mental thing more than anything".

With the arrival of the president Friday afternoon, security was stepped up Saturday.

Fellow American Cristie Kerr also wasn't fazed by Trump's appearance.

Lowry weighs 225 pounds, de Jonge, 230 and Stadler, 243.

The biggest event in women's golf is being held at Trump National Golf Club, and the first day of formal interviews Tuesday had as much to do with the tournament that starts Thursday as it did about the Republican president.

The 59-year-old Langer was 6-under par through 16 holes and 13-under for the tournament.

For the record, she's bringing back those cow-print shorts for the final round. The South Korean didn't make the same mistake this year.

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