Sarah Jane Smith The Story At Shoal Creek

Sarah Jane Smith has led each of the first two rounds of the Womens US Open at Shoal Creek.  She is trying to become the first 4 round winner since Annika Sorenstam back in 2004.  That is really not the big story though.  She has come really out of nowhere to not only play well but to lead after two rounds.

Shoal Creek has turned out to be fairly tame for Sarah as she leads at 10-under, putting her up by 4 strokes after she completed her first 2 rounds. There are still many that need to finish after a rain shortened Friday, the festivities will begin again on Saturday morning for many.

Smith currently ranked 97th in the Rolex rankings, her best finish this year is tie at 26.   She missed 5 of her last 6 cuts, although in her last tournament she finished 32nd.  2017 was far and away her best season carded 10 tournaments finishes in the top 10.   This season, she is still looking for her first.

Su Oh and Ariya Jutanugarn Are tied at 6-under, although Ariya is through 8 holes.  The next group finds themselves 3-under and 7 strokes off the lead.

Among other highlights on Friday was Catriona Mathew with a hole in one on the par 3 fifth hole from 149 yards.  She pulled that off with an 8 iron.   She was able to get that hole in one on the same day she would celebrate her 28th birthday.  Catriona would finish with a 4-under par round which has her in the next group at 3-under.

There were a total of 78 players that did not finish their rounds today and Brook Henderson actually withdrew before the start of round 2 for personal reasons.

 

 

Author: Jhavelka