Feng leads way in front of Trump

The Denver Post - - SPORTS - By The As­so­ci­ated Press

BED­MIN­STER, N.J.» Shan­shan Feng opened a two-shot lead Fri­day af­ter two rounds of a U.S. Women’s Open that got its first visit from a sit­ting pres­i­dent.

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 a thumbs-up and pump­ing his fist.

Only three sit­ting pres­i­dents have at­tended USGA events, with War­ren G. Hard­ing (1921) and Bill Clin­ton (1997) go­ing to the U.S. Open.

Feng was the star on the course for the sec­ond straight day. The 27-yearold Chi­nese player shot a 2-un­der-par 70 and had a 36-hole to­tal of 8-un­der 136 on the 6,732-yard course that played even longer be­cause of rain over the past two days.

Amy Yang of South Korea re­mained in sec­ond place, tied with Jeong Eun Lee.

Rodgers has lead at John Deere.

SIL­VIS, ILL.» Pa­trick Rodgers shot a 7un­der 64 to take a two-shot lead at 13un­der 129 af­ter the sec­ond round of the John Deere Clas­sic at TPC Deere Run. Bryson DeCham­beau was sec­ond af­ter a 65.

McIl­roy misses cut at Scot­tish Open.

IRVINE, SCOT­LAND» Rory McIl­roy missed the cut by two strokes at the Scot­tish Open fol­low­ing a 1-un­der 71 in his sec­ond round.

Padraig Har­ring­ton (68), Cal­lum Shinkwin (68) and Alexan­der Knappe (65) shared the lead.

Rain halts se­niors.

OWINGS MILLS, MD.» Bern­hard Langer made five birdies on the back nine to take a two-shot lead over Corey Pavin be­fore rain sus­pended play with 30 play­ers still on the course in the sec­ond round of the Con­stel­la­tion Se­nior Play­ers Cham­pi­onship.

Foot­notes. For­mer ma­jor-league pitcher Derek Lowe took the firstround lead in the Amer­i­can Cen­tury Cham­pi­onship at Edge­wood Ta­hoe in Stateline, Nev. … Hootie John­son, who as chair­man of Au­gusta Na­tional stood his ground on invit­ing fe­male mem­bers, died. He was 86. John­son served eight years as chair­man of Au­gusta Na­tional and the Masters.

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