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Day two of practice rounds set at U.S. Women's Open

Written by Tim Lambert and Radio Pennsylvania | Jul 7, 2015 5:19 AM
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(Lancaster) -- Crowds are expected to gather again at the Lancaster Country Club today for the second day of practice rounds at the U.S. Women's Open Golf tournament.

USGA Championship Director Matt Sawicki says planning for the event has been five years in the making.

He says reaction to how the course has played has been positive.

"Coming out and seeing this property, I think any person who comes out this week, whether they are a spectator and certainly we've heard it from the players at this point, this is a phenomenal, phenomenal golf course," he says.

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Lieutenant Governor Mike Stack was on hand yesterday to watch the players practice and noted the benefits the major event will bring to the region.

"This will affect the Lancaster economy to the tune of between $25 million and $30 million. The job creation, the economic impact is so important to this area," he says. "Not to mention around the world. We want people to know what a wonderful, beautiful place this is."

Players will continue to practice on the course in Manheim and East Lampeter townships through tomorrow.

The first-round is slated to begin Thursday with the championship round set for Sunday.

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