Trump visit a security challenge at women's golf tournament

President Donald Trump confirmed on Friday morning that he will be attending the U.S. Women's Open now underway at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey.

Acknowledging the crowds, the president waved, pointed and gave a thumbs-up. Playing in her third U.S. Open, she birdied two of her first three holes and added a birdie on the 15th, her sixth hole of the day, before the lightning arrived.

Trump's hosting of the championship comes with considerable controversy.

Trumps residence is on the golf course, which sits on more than 600 acres of rolling hills in central New Jersey farmland, where a steady stream of players and fans will be walking throughout the four days.

Cavan amateur Maguire carded a three-over 75 on her opening day and followed that up with a six-over 78 that left her nine-over for the tournament, seven sots off the cut line of two-over. They are hard to find. Americans Angela Stanford and Nelly Korda posted 2-under 142 totals. Trump stood at the windows and waved. "I hope he is here".

Fans, too, seemed to enjoy their glimpses of the president. I had long putts and I was able to tap them in.

"It rained really heavy on my front nine so I had to nearly add 10 yards on my second shots".

Former No.1 Ko has struggled to hit her lofty standards in recent tournaments.

Presidents have been a big part of sporting events for many, many years. Brittany Lincicome told Golfweek, "I don't have anything against the President". I'm a few shots back.

"I just did really well for the first two rounds and I think I should just keep doing the same thing for the weekend", the citizen of China said. "It was full determination". But earlier in the week Trump threatened to sue the USGA if it moved the site of its championship.

"I started the round a little slow", she said. Maybe it's analogous to the Rules of Golf.

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Trump has a residence on the course grounds even as his organization operates the course while he serves as president.

"They're giving millions in revenue, free advertising and branding, to his platform and policies", Thomas said, "which repeatedly degrade women, and encourage hate and division". "Listen, we're not the moral character of the United States of America". "We love the LPGA".

"I don't exactly know how the course is going to play and obviously we've seen so far the weather plays a huge factor at this golf course. That office deserves respect".

President Trump will loom over the U.S. Women's Open golf championship this weekend in Bedminster, N.J., whether he's there or not. That fact is not lost on the players. "So I was kind of excited about the prospect of, regardless of who it is, that he came here to watch us".

Trump has spent several weekends at the club since his election in November but none during an event of this magnitude: 156 golfers and their entourages, and thousands of fans.

Kupcho is coming off a strong sophomore season at Wake Forest that saw her win the NCAA Women's South Regional and finish in the runner-up position in both the NCAA Women's Championship and ACC Women's Championship.

Lewis said she was too into her round to play much attention to the Trump distraction. "We can appreciate that some people do, but we're a golf association, and we're sticking to golf". "We understand what was happening".

Yang has four top-five finishes in this event in the past five years.

"I'm really happy with how I finished", Alex said.

"But we also want to support the ladies", Cubero interjected.


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