Hurst Drops Back; Moodie Rallies At U.S. Women's Open

Edina, Minn.-----Former San Jose State stars Pat Hurst and Janice Moodie both struggled to keep their drives in the fairway during the second round of the 63rd U.S. Women’s Open Championship at the Interlachen Country Club course.

Moodie was more successful bouncing back with a two-under par 71 compared to Hurst’s 78 as the two players wait their final standing for 36 holes with 42 players prepared to complete their round on June 28. Afternoon thunderstorms forced players off the course for nearly three hours with Angela Park, a Korean born in Brazil, in the lead at six-under par 140.

Hurst, a two-time All-American at San Jose State began the round at six-under par, hit only 6-of-14 fairways, half the number of her first 18 holes when she grabbed a share of the lead with her major championship best score of 67. The San Leandro native had four bogeys and two double bogeys for her second 18 holes.

Moodie, a four time All-American for San Jose State from 1994 through 1997, placed her drive in the fairway 5-of-14 times, but still scrambled her way to five birdies in round two compared to a pair in her opening round of 78.

Hurst goes into play on June 27 tied for 22nd place at 145. Moodie jumped from 110th place to 55th with her 149 total. Both players will make the 36-hole cut, projected to be four-over par 150.

Two-time U.S. Women’s Open champion Juli Inkster did not have a birdie in her second round and posted an 81. Her two-day total of 155 presently is tied for 118th place.

Live scoring is available at www.uswomensopen.com. NBC TV provides live coverage of third and fourth round action.