The Women's Open front runners now wait

July 08, 2011

COLORADO SPRINGS, Co. -- Just five players have finished their first rounds under par, and they will probably have to wait until Saturday to start their second rounds. Amateur Amy Anderson, the only golfer who has posted a sub-70 round, has no chance of starting her second round this evening. Mika Miyazato and Maria Hjorth, who both birdied the ninth hole this morning to finish at one under par, are scheduled to tee off at 8:06 p.m. Karrie Webb and Ai Miyazato, who are paired together and each posted rounds of 70, might tee off after 8:30 p.m.

"I had a lot of momentum going yesterday," said Webb, who was all smiles after draining an uphill birdie putt on the ninth hole. "When play was stopped I made a couple birdies to get back to one under par."

Webb, like Ai Miyazato, was fortunate enough to resume her first round this morning with a putt. But Cristie Kerr, who posted an even-par 71, faced a long bunker shot on the seventh hole.

"The rain delay hurt me," said Kerr, who's planning to work on her swing with her golf instructor. "I didn't start in a good spot on the 7th. A long unker shot to a tough pin is not how you want to come out. But that's the hand I got dealt. Then my first swing of the day I didn't make a good swing, got a really bad bounce and had about as difficult an up and down you could have on this golf course."