HOUSTON — The very best feminine golfers needed to wait 189 days to start out the US Girls’s Open after it was pushed again from June to December due to the coronavirus pandemic. So what’s another day to crown a winner?
A storm blew by way of Houston on Sunday morning earlier than practically one-third of the gamers, together with the one 4 girls underneath par for the event, had begun their last rounds. After a two-and-a-half hour suspension, throughout which Champions Membership, within the metropolis’s northwest quadrant, was soaked by nearly an inch of rain, United States Golf Affiliation officers postponed play till Monday morning.
On the time that play was referred to as, the highest of the chief board was unchanged. Hinako Shibuno of Japan held a one-stroke lead over the American participant Amy Olson, with Thailand’s Moriya Jutanugarn and Ji Yeong Kim2 lurking three strokes behind.
Forty-two of the 65 gamers who made the lower had accomplished not less than one gap earlier than play was suspended. That group included Jutanugarn’s youthful sister, Ariya, who birdied No. 1 to maneuver right into a five-way tie for fifth at even-par.
The event’s final Monday end was in 2011, which was additionally the one different time that Olson held not less than a share of the first-round lead in her nation’s nationwide championship. Olson, née Anderson, completed 63rd that yr as an novice. On Monday, in her 147th L.P.G.A. begin, she will likely be seeking to safe her first main title and her first victory.