A trio at the top of the US Women's Open '24

The world's top female golfers continue to vie for supremacy in the second Major of the season

by Andrea Gussoni
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A trio at the top of the US Women's Open '24
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The world's top female golfers continue to vie for supremacy in the second Major of the season. With just one round remaining in the U.S. Women’s Open, boasting a prize pool of $12 million, the event organized by the LPGA Tour since 1946 has reached a thrilling juncture.

With 18 holes left to play, uncertainty reigns supreme at the top of the leaderboard.

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A trio currently shares the lead at -5 (205 strokes). Australian Minjee Lee, American Andrea Lee, and Thai Wichanee Meechai hold a two-shot advantage over Japan’s Hinako Shibuno and a three-shot lead over fellow Japanese golfer Yuka Saso, who led after the opening round.

Only the top five players in the leaderboard boast scores below par. On the par-70 layout of the Lancaster Country Club in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, South Korean Jin Hee Im and Japanese Sakura Koiwai are tied for sixth place at +1.

Rounding out the top ten at eighth place with +2 are Japanese golfer Rio Takeda, Thai golfer Arpichaya Yubol, and South Korean golfer Mi Hyang Lee. The final round promises a heated battle among the top five to determine who will succeed American Allisen Corpuz in the winner's circle.

It's worth noting that several big names in the rankings were eliminated after the second round. Surprisingly, world number one American Nelly Korda missed the cut, along with Canadian Brooke M. Henderson, New Zealander Lydia Ko, Swede Maja Stark, and others.

The final and decisive round takes center stage on the Italian afternoon of Sunday, June 2nd. The rules of golf comprise a set of standard norms and procedures that govern the playing of the sport. They are collectively drafted and managed by the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St.

Andrews, the governing body for golf worldwide, excluding the United States and Mexico, which fall under the jurisdiction of the United States Golf Association. A committee of experts composed of members from both the R&A and USGA oversees and refines the rules every four years. The latest revision has been in effect since January 1, 2016.

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