Indian golfer Aditi Ashok had a shaky start to the Women’s US Open as she was two-over through 17 holes in a contest halted with weather interruptions.
It was not a see-saw battle but just that a lot of putts did not fall and she had three bogeys and one birdie on 17th when darkness resulted in stoppage of play. In the morning, Shanshan Feng and Amy Yang managed to get a hang of the proceedings.
Feng enjoyed the pairing of the three Olympic medal winners. Shanshan, who won the bronze in Rio last year, played with gold medalist Inbee Park and Ko, who had clinched the silver.
Chinese Feng played the back nine first and went out in 31 then wilted under pressure a bit in the heat, finishing the morning run with a six-under-par, 66. Yang, who has 16 top-10 finishes in majors without ever successfully capturing one, is one stroke back at 67. Lydia Ko and So Yeon Ryu are at 68.