SOUTHERN PINES, N.C., June 29 (UPI) -- Angela Park maintained a two-shot lead Friday even though she never set foot on the course at the weather-plagued U.S. Women's Open at Southern Pines, N.C.
In-Bee Park, meanwhile, moved into a strong challenging position by completing 36 holes at even-par 142. She was the only player among the top 15 who hit a shot Friday.
Off-and-on lightning and rain delays prevented the scheduled afternoon starters from beginning their rounds, creating the possibility that the tournament might not finish until Monday.
Angela Park shot a 3-under 68 over the Pine Needles course Thursday and was still in front when play was halted Friday. Amy Hung, Ji-Yai Shin, Joo Mi Kim, Shi Hyun Ahn, Julieta Granada and Charlotte Mayorkas were all tied for second at 1-under -- and none of them had started the second round.
Angela Stafford was among the players who were able to complete 36 holes at 1-over. Defending champion Birdie Kim was 1-over through 15 holes of the second round.