Doris Chen Falls Back In Third Round Of U.S. Women's Open
June 29, 2013
The third round of the 2013 U.S. Women's Open Championship was a tough one for USC's Doris Chen and the three former Trojans still in the field as high winds and fast greens played havoc on Saturday (June 29) at the Sebonack G.C. in Southampton, N.Y.
Chen, a WGCA All-American second teamer as a 2013 sophomore after earning 2012 first team honors as a freshman, shot a 7-over 79 on the day and is now tied for 51st at 11-over 227. She began the day tied for 44th. Chen helped USC win the 2013 NCAA title in May and last week made the final of the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links.
Former USC All-American Lizette Salas, a 2011 graduate, started the day tied for third, but shot a 10-over 82 to drop into a tie for 25th at 6-over 222. Among those she is tied with is another former Trojan, 1998 NCAA champion Jennifer Rosales, who shot a 4-over 76.
The other remaining Trojan in the field (11 current, former and future Women of Troy competed at this year's Open) is Dewi Claire Schreefel, a teammate of Salas' on the 2008 NCAA team title squad. She shot a 5-over 77 in the third round and is tied for 39th at 8-over 224.
Top-ranked Inbee Park leads the Open by four strokes at 10-under 206 and was the only player to shoot under par in the challenging third round, carding a 1-under 71. She is one round from winning the top three major tourneys of 2013.
The Open's final round on Sunday (June 30) will be shown live on NBC from 3-6 p.m. ET.