Date: June 28, 2008

Hull in the hunt

Australia&aposs Katherine Hull is four shots off the pace at the halfway mark of the Women&aposs US Open in Edina, Minnesota. It was a stop-start round for the majority of competitors with bad weather playing havoc at The Interlachen Country Club. Play was eventually suspended late in the day, with 36 players still out on course, including Australia&aposs Rachel Hetherington. Hull shot consecutive rounds of 72 to move to two-under in a tie for 16th place. While Hetherington is currently at even par, but still has two more two more holes to complete in her second round. Brazilian teenager Angela Park has taken the surprise halfway lead after a superb second round six-under par, to move to six-under overall. She is one shot ahead of Minea Blomqvist, Inbee Park and Helen Alfredsson. Australian duo Karrie Webb and Lindsey Wright should be around to play the weekend after both finished the day at four-over par, with the projected cut currently at five-over. Wendy Doolan still has two holes to complete, but will struggle to make the cut, languishing at eight-over par. Women&aposs US Open Round 2 (play suspended due to bad light) -6: Angela Park 73 67 -5: Minea Blomqvist 72 69, Inbee Park 72 69, Helen Afredsson 70 71 -4: Paula Creamer 70 72, Jeong Jang 73 69, Cristie Kerr 72 70, Candie Kung 72 70 -3: Ji-Yai Shin 69 74, Maria Jose Uribe 69 74, Teresa Lu 71 72, Stacy Lewis 73 70, Momoko Ueda 72 71, Ai Miyazato 71, Ji Young Oh 67 -2: Song-Hee Kim 68 76, Mi Hyun Kim 72 72, Katherine Hull (Australia) 72 72, Nicole Castrale 74 70, In-Kyung Kim 71 73, Louise Friberg 69 Also: E: Rachel Hetherington (Australia) 71, +4: Lindsey Wright (Australia) 78 72, Karrie Webb (Australia) 75 75 +8: Wendy Doolan (Australia) 79 +13: Rachel Bailey (Australia) 80 79