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McKay Holds on to Lead at US Women's Open - 2003-07-05


Scottish golfer Mhairi McKay survived a terrible finish Friday to hang on to a sizable four-shot lead midway through the U.S. Women's Open in Portland, Oregon.

The 28-year-old McKay had a huge seven-shot lead on the final tee, before suffering a triple bogey. She still managed a one under par 70 to go with her first round 66.

McKay's six under (136) total leaves her with a four-stroke lead over Americans Juli Inkster, Angela Stanford and Hilary Lunke heading into round three Saturday. American Donna Andrews is the only other player under par.

McKay is looking to become the first Scottish player ever to win a major event on the Ladies Golf Tour.

Ladies world number one golfer Annika Sorenstam of Sweden is in a large group eight shots off the lead.