Lewis back in the mix at US Women's Open

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So far, everything has been working for her.

For their initial visit on the second day of the golf championship, Melania kept things low-key on arrival with a form-fitting, long-sleeved white shirt and high-waisted navy pants with a caramel belt.

The paltry $5 million purse for the women's U.S. Open-$900,000 of which goes to winner-is mere "table scraps" compared to the $12 million purse the guys played for last month at the Men's U.S. Open at Erin Hills.

Choi finished with a 71 to finish as the low amateur for the second straight year. Choi's 8-under 208 is the lowest three-day total of any amateur ever in the field.

USA president Donald Trump attended the biggest event in women's golf for the third straight day. He made a brief crowd appearance on both days and watched the action from his penthouse above the 16th hole. She sought to enhance her earlier success in the first two rounds. And when she curled in an eight-foot birdie putt on the 15th hole to tie Park for the lead at 10-under, it seemed as if it this was going to be a historic day. She has only one bogey through 54 holes. With the way golf shoes have evolved, I just don't feel I have as snug of a fit as I used to.

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"I had a plan to work my irons and that has worked out". The professionals were also presumably demoralized at being upstaged - golfer Lexi Thompson told the AP she was aware most of the spectators were not even really watching her play.

"If I were Don Jr., I wouldn't come here either with all the attention he's getting", one club member said. "We'll just kind of see what happens and take it shot by shot".

Park was in contention at last year's Open, but she finished with a pair of 74s in the final two rounds.

"I still can't believe that it's happening", Park, a South Korean and LPGA rookie, said through an interpreter. "But I had the 1-under yesterday and I felt better about everything. I lost a few spikes today, but I always have a few spare in the bag".

But Donald Trump Jr. was a no-show amid continuing controversy over his Trump Tower meeting past year with a Russian lawyer and a former Soviet counterintelligence officer.

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