United States Women’s Open
Four Canadians have moved on to the weekend at the United States Women’s Open in San Martin, California.
Leading the way among them is Maude-Aimee Leblanc of Quebec. In a share for 10th, after rounds of 72 and 69, she is attempting to join legendary Quebec golfer Jocelyne Bourassa as a native of that province who has a top ten in the United States Women’s Open. Bourassa completed the feat twice, in 1972 and 1975.
The Hamilton-born Alena Sharp added a second round 72 (even) to her opening 70 at CordeValle and shares 15th place with 36 holes left on the schedule.
In a remarkable turn of events, Brooke Henderson of Smiths Falls, Ontario will also get two more rounds to prove her stuff in California. Already a major winner this year, she fought her way back from an opening 76 by making three birdies on her opening nine on Friday. Unfortunately, two bogies on the back nine left her at +3 total for the two rounds by the time she was done play and with the possibility of not making the cut. However, the field backed up and she slipped into a share of 48th, one inside the cutline of +4.
Sue Kim of British Columbia is also at +3.
In his return to play after dealing with a foot injury, Manotick-raised Brad Fritsch has made the cut at the Web.com Tour LECOM Health Challenge in Findley Lake, New York.
Fritsch, who has not made an appearance on tour since the middle of May but still maintains 5th place on the money list, added a second round 68 to his opening 72. That -4 total puts him in a share of 56th to start the weekend.
In total five Canadians made the weekend.
After 36: Ryan Yip (t-10), Adam Svensson (t-17), Mackenzie Hughes (t-15), Brad Fritsch (t-56), Roger Sloan (t-56).