Shanshan Feng holds lead after second round at US Women's Open

Trump and his wife Melania were arrived at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, located 70 km to the west of NY city, around 15: 30 local time, after having attended earlier in Paris the military parade of the national holiday of 14 July, the us president was the guest of honour.

Eric Trump watches during the U.S. Women's Open round two on July 14, 2017 at Trump National Golf Course in Bedminster, New Jersey.

The president's arrival Friday created such a commotion that crowds were asked to keep it down at one point.

But the organization ultimately doubled down on its decision to hold the event at the president's golf club, arguing that it would not pull the tournament from its announced location for political reasons.

Feng was the star on the course for the second straight day.

On Friday, Feng shot a 2-under 70 and had a 36-hole total of 8-under 136 on the 6,732-yard course.

According to The Hill, the U.S. golf association awarded Trump National Golf Club the rights to host U.S. Women's Open back in 2012.

"Our priority is to ensure that the event takes place the better for the players and spectators", said the USGA in a news release.

Hye-Jin Choice, a 17-year-old from South Korea who is the world's second-ranked amateur, also was at 6-under after a second straight 69.

"How are the scores?", President Trump called out to spectators as he made his way up the stairs to his private, purpose-built box alongside the 15th green with a view of the par-three 16th tee water hole.

Seon Woo Bae was alone in fifth place at 5 under after a 69.

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