B officials pondering whether to suspend play
if the conditions got much worse. Play continued but golfers playing in the afternoon had to
battle much worse conditions. Suzann Petters-en snuck in an early 66, not only the best round
of the day, but of the tournament.
Part of the celebration of the Kraft Nabisco
Championship has been a leap into the water that
surrounds the 18th green, a tradition started by
Amy Alcott when she won in 1988. But the prospects of jumping into a murky algae filled body of
water that was the bathroom for the area’s duck
population was never a pleasant thought.
Additionally, when Stacy Lewis won last year
and her mom severely sprained her leg when
she jumped into the water, tournament officials
decided to do a little redesign.
Not a bad way to start your first major
championship. England’s Charley Hull, 16,
made a birdie on the first hole. She finished her
round at 1-under par 71.
“I birdied my first ever hole of my first ever
major, and that was my first ever pro tourna-
ment, so I was pretty chuffed with that,” Hull
said. “It was really good. The next hole, I just
forgot about it and just carried on playing golf.
It just got me up and excited.”
Her second round wasn’t so memorable.
She shot a 5-over 77 to go to 4 over and made
the cut on the number. She finished 68-73 to
finish on 1-over 289.
Hull was one of the four out of seven amateurs
to make the cut. Jaye Marie Green, Austin Ernst,
and Ariya Jutanugarn also played on the weekend. Ariya was low amateur, finishing the tournament 2-under par (T22). Jutanugarn’s sister,
Moriya, and Alison Lee didn’t make the weekend.
While Hull played on the weekend, several
notable players did not. Laura Davies, Grace
Park and Michelle Wie were all casualties of A