President Donald Trump ups the game at the US Women's Open

Players, already dealing with two days of trying weather, received messages Thursday night to expect stricter security and possible delays because of the president's visit.

"I love playing in front of a bunch of people", said Thompson, who is 1-under par and trails leader Shanshan Feng by seven shots. She and 38 others will return to the course Friday morning to resume play before beginning the second round.

Because of the delayed start of the second round, those with afternoon tee times, such as Korda's older sister, Jessica, may not.

The association Ultraviolet had so disrupted the course of a tournament, the LPGA Founders Cup in march in Phoenix (Arizona), deploying banners demanding the cancellation of the US Open after about machismo required by Mr. Trump during the presidential campaign. It marked the first time the 27-year-old from China broke 70 in 42 Open rounds.

Fresh from a Bastille Day celebration in Paris, President Donald Trump pulled into his Trump National Golf Club around 3:40 p.m., visited his president's box next to the 14th green less than two hours later and played to the crowd, waving at the fans, giving them the thumbs up and pumping his fist.

Henderson's best putt of the day was that one for birdie on the first hole.

Feng's nearest rival in the clubhouse was South Korean Lee Jeong-Eun6, who carded a second straight 69 for a six-under total of 138. Her best finish in a major came past year when she tied for 25th at the Women's British Open. She would have to eagle the par-5 18th to get a share of the lead.


"I take my role as a female role model very seriously", said former U.S. Open champion Michelle Wie.

"I think it would be cool if the president, no matter who it is, came to the event because how often do you get to say 'Hey, I played in the U.S. Women's Open where the president attended?'" player Brianna Do said. Lincicome finished at 5 over and called her week disgusting. She added another at No. 1 and then parred her last eight holes. "I'm just going to be myself". "I'm playing good, you know, played good lately and I'm hitting the ball solid and making some putts, you know".

Feng, whose swing mirrors her personality - carefree and whimsical - was more than up for the myriad of obstacles tossed at her.

"I secretly want to be a Secret Service agent", Angela Stanford said after completing her round a bit before Trump got to Bedminster.

"We never had an active sitting president at one of our events, so I was kind of excited about the prospect of, regardless of who it is, that he came here to watch us", Lewis reportedly said, according to ESPN.

"My long shots have improved a lot from last week. I didn't really get distracted".

Feng, who played an event last week in China and arrived in Bedminster exhausted Monday after an overnight flight, scored in bursts with two batches of three birdies in a bogey-free round at the course some 50 miles west of Manhattan. But she faded with bogeys at the Nos.


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