San Diego State Golf's Christine Wong Makes The Cut At 2010 U.S. Open
July 10, 2010
OAKMONT, Pa. - Playing against the world's best on one of the country's toughest golf courses, San Diego State sophomore Christine Wong (Richmond, B.C.) made the cut at the 2010 U.S. Women's Open Saturday and is currently tied for 51st place at 15-over at the par-71, 6,598-yard Oakmont Country Club in Oakmont, Pa. Wong, who is tied as the second-best amateur in the field, is three holes away from completing the third round, before play was called due to darkness.
Friday's second round had been suspended because of thunderstorms and was resumed early Saturday with Wong on the fringe of making the cut and only one hole left to play, the par-5 ninth hole. The 2010 MWC Freshman of the Year lived up to the challenge, however, as she missed a chance at an eagle on a 50-foot putt, but regrouped for birdie on a 15-foot putt from the rough to make the cut and advance to the final two days by a single stroke. Wong ended the first two 36 holes at 10-over 152, including a second-round 75.
Out of 28 amateurs in the 156-player field, only six, including Wong, made the cut. Several prominent professional players also failed to advance, including Michelle Wie, Se Ri Pak, Juli Inkster and Anna Nordqvist.
Following a near eight-hour break, Wong resumed action for the third round later in the afternoon, teeing off at 4:14 p.m. ET. She bogeyed two of her first four holes, but went on to post birdies on the 17th and fifth holes to currently stand at 5-over for the round and 15-over for the tournament. She will finish out the final three holes of the round starting at 8 a.m. ET Sunday morning, before the final 18 slated to start later in the day.
NBC is scheduled to broadcast the final round from noon to 3 p.m. PT on Sunday.