It's cut day at the 111th U.S. Women's Amateur, which always means a few anxious moments for those players on the match-play bubble. At least the competitors are being greeted with sunshine and the forecast for today is much better than on Monday when the afternoon wave of 78 golfers endured a pair of delays totaling 75 minutes. Our on-site meteorologist, Jake Swick, said clouds and wind should increase this afternoon with most of the showers predicted for the region to stay to our west through the early afternoon. There is a chance we could see a shower or possible thunderstorm after 5 p.m., but the best chance for showers will come between 8 p.m. tonight and 8 a.m. on Wednesday. Let's hope that is the case.
As for the play, Jihee Kim of Korea made a strong opening statement to be medalist with a 5-under 66. But she goes off in the afternoon on Tuesday and won't have the same favorable weather conditions she enjoyed on Monday morning when there was virtually no wind.
We'll know more about the cutline as players begin posting scores later today.
One player, Asia Adell of Fresno, Calif., withdrew last night.