Red numbers rare on Day 2


BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Aussie Lindsey Wright says the U.S. Women’s Open set-up stands alone among tests tour pros have faced this season.

She was one of just two players able to break par in Friday’s morning wave.

“It’s a massive gap,” said Wright, whose 1-under-par 70 helped her jump 24 spots in the morning to a tie for 13th. “It’s a shock when you come out here because you don’t have time to take a mental break. You’ve got to be on the ball every shot, and it’s a bit of a shock. The course is just phenomenal. It’s long. You have to have every shot in the bag, putt well, drive well. That’s how it should be. That’s the U.S. Open.”

Theresa Lu’s 2-under-par 69 was the low round of the morning wave.