Weather keeps Stackhouse from getting started in the second round of U.S. Open

Photo by Heather Middleton

Photo by Heather Middleton

Staff and Wire Reports

It was a long day of waiting for Riverdale golfer Mariah Stackhouse at the U.S. Women's Open.

Stackhouse, who is playing in the LPGA major as an amateur, was one of several golfers who never started their second round of the tournament being played in Colorado because of rain.

The event has been plagued by bad weather the first two days of the event. Several golfers sent the part of Friday still trying to complete the first round.

Stackhouse managed to finish Thursday before the rains came, shooting a eight over par 79.

Stacy Lewis held a one-shot lead at the U.S. Women's Open on Friday when play in the second round was suspended because of thunderstorms.

Lewis was 4-under par on the 12th hole when the sirens sounded. She led I.K. Kim and Ryann O'Toole by one shot. Another shot back was amateur Amy Anderson, who won't start her second round until

Saturday. Lewis won the Kraft Nabisco earlier this year and is putting herself in position to win her second major of the season. Yani Tseng, who won the LPGA Championship last month and is trying to complete the career Grand Slam, was 3-over par with seven holes left.

Standard only local golfer to make cut at Amateur

Only one of three locals golfer will be around for the final 36 holes this weekend at the Amateur Championship.

McDonough's Michael Standard is five over par after the first two rounds of golf, in the tournament taking place this weekend at the Cherokee County Club.

Standard was four over for the day and heads into Saturday's round in an eight-way tie for 27th place.

He finished the second round with one birdie, 12 pars and five bogeys.

McDonough's David Maddox and David Womack failed to make the cut.

Maddox, who will play in the U.S. Senior Open later this summer, was 11 over par. He had six bogeys during Friday's action. He missed the cut by one stroke.

Womack struggled on Thursday and shot nine over par. He came back with a solid round on Friday recording just two bogeys, but he finished the tournament 13 over par to miss the cut.

--Doug Gorman