Shanshan Feng's putter was as hot as the weather on Thursday.
BEDMINSTER, N.J. Shanshan Feng increased her lead in the U.S. Women's Open and lost the spotlight.
Trump traveled to New Jersey from Paris, where he had met with French President Emmanuel Macron and celebrated Bastille Day.
As the motorcade rolled in, there were waves from the crowds and some cheers before the cars carried on out of sight on the sprawling property once used for farming and horse pastures.
Thompson noticed where the attention had gone.
Henderson, a Canadian, didn't seem to mind.
Though players avoided discussing politics related to Trump's visit, some did say that it could be beneficial to women's golf. So I was kind of excited about the prospect of, regardless of who it is, that he came here to watch us.
Midway through the championship, with the USGA having received favorable feedback from players about the course and how they've been treated, Davis defended the decision to hold the event at Trump Bedminster.
The rain at the U.S. Women's Open finally stopped late Friday, but the course remained wet and playing long.
The event was expected to draw protesters critical of the U.S. Golf Association, which operates the tournament, for not moving it to a different venue after audio surfaced a year ago in which Trump made derogatory comments about women.
The 27-year-old registered just one bogey and insists Trumps' arrival was no distraction. 5 and 9 after she tied Feng for the lead.
"It was humid but I think I would rather play in the humid weather with no wind". She shot a 73 Thursday and stopped on her second hole the next day.
South Korean Yang, who has finished top four in all but one of the last five championships, stood one stroke back after carding a five-under 67.
"I played probably the first nine holes in the rain, but my phone told me it was going to rain all afternoon and I was prepared", she said. I really wanted to make birdie on that hole.
Rio Games silver medallist Ko played in a group with Feng and gold medallist Park In Bee (77) in an Olympic podium threesome and bogeyed the last after hitting a wedge from the fringe rather than putting through the frog's hair.
USA player Lexi Thompson - who has played with Trump in Florida - said she felt "pretty comfortable" playing in front of him on Friday, adding that it was "definitely entertaining" to have him at the course.
Jeongeun6 Lee of South Korea shot her second straight 69 and was second at 6 under.
She won a major, the LPGA Championship, in 2012 for the first of her seven LPGA Tour titles. "Just here to have fun".
Choi's six-under score is the second lowest 36-hole total in a Women's Open by an amateur.
Top-ranked So Yeon Ryu (72) and 2015 victor In Gee Chun (70) topped the group at 4 under, while Marina Alex (70) of Wayne, N.J., was the top American at 3 under.
Not far behind Feng is Lydia Ko, who is seeking to end her own winless drought, at four-under par.