June 24, 2008
AUBURN - Freshman All-American Cydney Clanton and former four-time All-American Nicole Hage will begin play at the 2008 U.S. Women's Open Thursday. The four-day tournament is being played at the par 73, 6,789-yard Interlachen Country Club in Edina, Minn.
Hage (Coral Springs, Fla.) will tee off #10 Thursday at 9:12 a.m. CT with Aiko Yoshida (Japan) and Jessica Korda (Czech Republic). The trio will begin on #1 Friday at the same time. Clanton (Concord, N.C.) will tee off #10 Thursday at 2:20 p.m. CT with Chieko Amanuma (Japan) and Ashely Simon (South Africa). The group will start on #1 at the same time Friday.
The 72-hole event will see the field of 156 trimmed to the lowest 60 and ties, plus anyone within 10 strokes of the leader following the second round. All rounds of the tournament can be viewed live on www.uswomensopen.com.
ESPN will have live coverage on Thursday from 12 to 4 p.m. ET and on Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. ET. NBC will broadcast live on Saturday and Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m. ET.
The U.S. Women's Open began in 1946 and is the longest-running event on the LPGA tour. It is one of four major LPGA championships. The official web site is www.2008uswomensopen.com.