Inbee Park couldn't see her final tee shot past about 150 yards.
Nothing fazes the world's top-ranked player these days, though. Fog had rolled in off Great Peconic Bay, and the horn sounded with Park's group on the 18th fairway. The threesome finished out the second round of the U.S. Women's Open, with Park sinking a 12-foot birdie putt to move closer to history.
She shot a 4-under 68 on Friday for a 9-under 135 to lead fellow South Korean I.K. Kim by two strokes in Southampton, N.Y. Park is seeking to win the year's first three major championships; no one has accomplished that feat in a season with at least four majors.
Of the players yet to finish the round, the closest, England's Jodi Ewart Shadoff, was five shots back with three holes to go at Sebonack.
The mist settled in late in the afternoon session.
"With the wind and fog, it really made me think that's what the U.S. Open is all about," Park said.
I.K. Kim shot a 69 in the morning session.
Of the other players to complete the round, Lizette Salas was third at 4 under after a 72. Fellow Americans Angela Stanford (68) and Jessica Korda (71) were another shot back.
Among the players still on the course was Stanford graduate Michelle Wie, who was at 3 over for the round through 17 holes after an 8-over 80 on Thursday.
Other local results included Paula Creamer, 73-145; amateur Casie Cathrea, 73-148; Christina Kim, 75-150; Juli Inkster, 79-151; amateur Mariah Stackhouse, 79-157; Emily Childs, 81-158; amateur Hannah Suh, 79-159; and Elizabeth Schultz, 91-169.
The projected cut line is 150.
PGA Tour: Jordan Spieth, 19, extended his streak to 29 holes without a bogey at Congressional, giving him a 5-under 66 and a share of the lead with Roberto Castro (69) before storms halted the second round of the AT&T National. They were at 7-under 135 in Bethesda, Md. D.H. Lee (66) was at 137, and Andres Romero was also at 5 under with five holes left. Sixty-two players failed to finish their rounds.
Champions Tour: Fred Couples ripped off seven birdies through his first 11 holes of the second round at the Senior Players Championship before a sudden downpour at water-logged Fox Chapel in Pittsburgh suspended play for the day. Couples was 11 under. John Huston was two shots back after eagling from the rough on the par-4 15th just before the horn sounded. His wedge from 100 yards went into the hole on the fly. Jeff Hart shot a 5-under 65 and was the clubhouse leader at 7 under, as just 15 players finished their rounds. Duffy Waldorf was 7 under through 14 holes, while Fred Funk (through 12), Mike Goodes (through 14) and San Mateo's Michael Allen (through 12) were 6 under.
European Tour: Peter Uihlein and Robert Rock shared the second-round lead at the Irish Open in Maynoonth, while Rory McIlroy missed the cut. Rock shot a 6-under 66 at Carton House to tie Uihlein (68) at 9-under 135. McIlroy had a 72 to remain at 2 over, missing the cut by two shots. Jose Maria Olazabal (69) was tied for third at 137.
Web.com Tour: After making one last double bogey in the United Leasing Championship in Newburgh, Ind., assistant club pro Michael Bembenick signed for 103. He opened with an 89 in his tour debut. His 36 holes included 13 double bogeys, three triple bogeys and a quadruple bogey. Billy Hurley III had a 4-under 68 for a two-shot lead at 7-under 137.