Aztec Christine Wong Just Shy Of Completing Second Round At Oakmont
July 9, 2010
OAKMONT, Pa. - A string of thunderstorms at the historic Oakmont Country Club caused the suspension of play in Friday's second round of the 2010 U.S. Women's Open in Oakmont, Pa. San Diego State sophomore golfer Christine Wong (Richmond, B.C.), who teed off at 8:39 a.m. local time, fell just one hole short of completing the 18 holes with only the par-5 ninth left.
Wong is currently at 5-over on the day and is tied for 90th place with 11 others, including Juli Inkster and Anna Nordqvist, at 11-over for the tournament. Of the 156 total golfers, however, 100 of them did not complete or even start the round before play was suspended.
Wong had back-to-back birdies Thursday on the par-4 14th and 15th holes, while also adding nine pars, five bogeys and one double bogey. The 2010 MWC Freshman of the Year ended the first round Thursday at 6-over 77 on the par-71, 6,598-yard course.
The second round is slated to resume at 7:30 a.m. ET on Saturday with the third round set to get underway as early as 2:30 p.m. ET. Only the top 60 overall or those within 10 strokes of the leader will get to compete in the final 36 holes. Wong is currently projected to just make the cut, according to the tournament's official website.
NBC is scheduled to broadcast the final two rounds from noon to 3 p.m. PT on Saturday and Sunday.