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Chow briefly holds lead at U.S. Open; Suyetsugu tees off as well

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Six holes, Four birdies and one brief lead in the U.S. Open. Hawaii's Marissa Chow made a splash in her LPGA debut.

The 20-year old -- a junior at Pepperdine and Iolani alum -- sank a six foot putt on the par-4 6th hole, Thursday, to give her the outright lead over the field, unfortunately her Cinderella story would strike midnight on the 8th hole.

That's where Chow's day took a turn, carding three straight double bogey's on the 8th, 9th and 10th hole (and a bogey on 11), Chow's decent on the leaderboard was as quick as her rise. 

Eventually, Chow re-claimed her focus, shooting par on her next four holes before the round was suspended due to threatening weather conditions.

When round 1 continues Friday morning, Chow will be tied for 35th place at 3-over par.

Fellow Hawaii product, Xzyra Suyetsugu (Farrington HS, University of Hawaii) had a rough day. Carding an 18-over par (88), she currently sits in last place amongst the 156 golfers.