Schofill top five after 36-hole cut at U.S. Women’s Open

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LANCASTER, Pa. – Auburn alumnus Megan Schofill is tied for fifth place through two rounds and made the 36-hole cut on Friday at the U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship being played at Lancaster Country Club in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Schofill is also the highest placed amateur in the field.

Schofill began the major championship with an even-par 70 that featured four birdies on Thursday. She made the turn at 2-under during round one after hitting an approach to within five feet on No. 9.
 


In Friday's second round, Schofill started strong after sinking a birdie putt of just inside 20 feet on the par-3 12th hole, which was her third hole of the day. She ended the round 1-over for a 36-hole score of 141 (+1).

The Monticello, Florida native is one of the 75 players and one of four amateurs that will play the final two rounds of the prestigious event on Saturday and Sunday.
Schofill is the 10th Auburn golfer to participate in the event and the first to make the cut since Candace Schepperle did so at the 2009 U.S. Women's Open at Saucon Valley Country Club in Pennsylvania.

The U.S. Women's Open winner will receive the Mickey Wright Medal, custody of the Harton S. Semple Trophy for one year and exemptions into the next 10 U.S. Women's Open Championships. The champion also receives exemptions into the next five Chevron Championships, AIG Women's British Open Championships, KPMG Women's PGA Championships and Amundi Evian Championships.

Schofill will begin her third round at 11:46 a.m. CT paired with Hinako Shibuno.

Live coverage of the tournament will be streaming on Peacock from noon-2 p.m. CT before television coverage from 2 p.m.-5 p.m. on NBC. For Sunday's final round, Peacock will provide streaming coverage from 1-2 p.m. CT followed by television coverage on USA Network from 2-3 p.m. CT and NBC from 3-6 p.m. CT. Live scoring will also be available online at uswomensopen.com.