Matteo Manassero

Sung Hyun Park takes two-stroke Open lead

Sung Hyun Park takes two-stroke Open lead

When Sung Hyun Park entered her first U.S. Women’s Open, her goals were modest. Halfway through the tournament, Park has put herself in prime position to contend. 

Park capitalized on the favorable morning scoring conditions, shooting a six-under 66 Friday to take a two-stroke lead after the second round of the U.S. Women’s Open at CordeValle in San Martin, Calif. 

Park, a 22-year-old from South Korea, had four birdies in a six-hole span to move to nine under before struggling on the final two holes. She hit her second shot into the greenside bunker at the par-four 17th and then missed a short par putt for her only bogey of the round. Park then drove into...