U.S. WOMEN'S OPEN
U.S. Women's Open: Round 2 Notable and Quotable July 10, 2015 | Lancaster, Pa. By Ron Driscoll, USGA

1987 champion Laura Davies, 51, will be playing during the weekend in the U.S. Women's Open for the 16th time. (USGA/Fred Vuich)
  • Amy Yang’s 66 on Friday is her fourth under-par round in her last five at the U.S. Women’s Open. She has 10 top-10 finishes in major championships since 2009, though she is still seeking her first major victory.

  • Stacy Lewis was 2 over through 12 holes of the first round, but has played her last 24 holes in 6 under. Lewis ranks fourth in putting average and first in putts per green in regulation on the LPGA Tour in 2015, but her ball-striking has carried her through two rounds. She is tied for seventh in fairways (24 of 28), tied for fourth in greens in regulation (30 of 36), and tied for 31st in putting.

  • This is the third U.S. Women’s Open for Shiho Oyama of Japan. Oyama was tied for second after an opening-round 69 in the 2007 Women’s Open. The 14-time winner on the Japan LPGA Tour went on to tie for 22nd; she missed the cut in 2009.

  • Five of the 23 amateurs in the field made the cut. Megan Khang is the low amateur, tied for 20th at 141.

  • “I think the key is to hit the fairways and hit the greens and not be stuck in the wrong parts of the greens. If you just play smart out here, I think birdies are out there.” – Defending champion Michelle Wie, who is at even-par 140 through two rounds.

  • The top four players on the leader board, and 13 of the top 19 players, played early on Thursday and late on Friday.

  • This is the first time Karrie Webb (T-5th) has been in the top 10 at a U.S. Women’s Open after 36 holes since 2001.

  • For the second consecutive day, the par-4 18th hole yielded the fewest birdies. Six birdies were made in the first round and four in the second round.

  • Laura Davies, take 1: “People like seeing players like Juli Inkster and Rosie Jones, who have a bit of character on the course. They like to come and see them still playing good golf. There is nothing worse than seeing an older player playing rubbish. So I’m glad I’m hitting it good.” – Davies, when asked if she would like to see more players in their 40s and 50s playing in the Women’s Open

  • Laura Davies, take 2: “I play golf. I don’t stand on stage and people make a fuss of me. I hate it. I’m absolutely dreading the whole thing, to be honest with you. I’m really proud that I’m getting it, but I hate the thought of it. It keeps me up at night.” – On her upcoming induction into the World Golf Hall of Fame

  • Laura Davies, take 3: “When are you giving up? That's what they always say. They always want to know when you’re giving up. I don’t quite understand it, but they always want to know when you’re giving up.” – On what is the best comment she has received from galleries since she turned 50

    Ron Driscoll is the manager of editorial services for the USGA. Email him at
    rdriscoll@usga.org.

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