The first round of the 2020 U.S. Women’s Open saw two aces, both coming on the Cypress Creek Course. Amy Olson had a hole-in-one on the 16th hole, from 139 yards with an 8-iron, while KLPGA Tour player Yu Jin Sung aced the fourth hole, from 169 yards with a 5-iron. This is the first time since 2016 at CordeValle that the U.S. Women’s Open has seen at least two aces in a single year.
“The pin was tucked. It was just more on the right side of the green with the wind kind of coming from the right,” said Olson, who added that it was her fifth ace overall and second in competition. “I hit a fade to try to hold the wind, and it landed two paces short of the flag, had some good spin on it and just trickled in. We saw the whole thing, which was fun.”
For those aces, CME Group will donate $20,000 apiece to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, which is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The 2020 season has now seen 13 aces for a total of $260,000 donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
After the first round, Olson holds the solo lead at -4, while Sung is tied for 108th at +5.
SECOND-ROUND TEE TIMES MOVED TO 8 A.M. DUE TO WEATHER FORECAST
The USGA announced that tee times for Friday’s second round will be moved to 8 a.m. CST from their original starting time of 9:20 a.m. due to anticipated inclement weather. Play in the second round will still begin on the first and 10th tees at the Cypress Creek Course and the Jackrabbit Course.