Trump supporters, protesters clash near Women's Open

Lynette Rowe
July 17, 2017

Several peaceful demonstrations during the final round of the U.S. Women's Open were capped by a stance from three women and a man wearing violet-colored shirts that said "USGA: Dump Sexist Trump", looking directly into Trump's skybox just after he arrived late Sunday afternoon.

Former world number one Lewis, victor of 11 LPGA Tour events, ran off four birdies in a row from the seventh hole to reach seven under par for the championship, one behind Feng at the time.

Instead, she is set to contend for minor places tomorrow, ensuring her winless streak on the LPGA Tour extends beyond a year.

Feng, who was the leader after the first three rounds and carried a one-shot edge into the final 18 holes, triple bogeyed the final hole.

Yang, who had three birdies on the back nine for a 33, and Choi, an amateur teenager, both finished with a 70.

"The first two days didn't go as well as I thought they would", said Park, a South Korea resident, through an interpreter. "The president had Secret Service protection at that point, and that raised a question with me", Jay Sekulow, a member of the president's legal team, said on Sunday on the ABC news program "This Week". She has only one bogey through 54 holes. She made double bogey to fall out of contention.

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The most vocal opponent was a woman, who would only be identified as Victoria K., a Taiwanese immigrant who lives in Harding, could be heard yelling "What rights have you lost?" at the protesters, among other things.

"Well, I mean it will be nice if I could get the money", Choi said through an interpreter. The weather really hasn't bothered me. She added four birdies and two more bogeys in her final 15.

Park needed a fine chip from over the green on the par-5 18th hole to save par and win the $900,000 top prize from the $5 million event.

Feng, meanwhile, birdied the last after a run of 17 successive pars to stand nine under par.

Park was in the clubhouse with the lead at 11-under while Feng's putting meltdown began.

The 27-year-old flew her approach shot over the green to lose the eagle opportunity. "Anything that I can do to bring about a change in that situation, I will be there doing it".

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