Meanwhile, Scotland's Gemma Dryburgh is two over par for the tournament after mixing two birdies with four bogeys for a round of 73 and dropping into joint 33rd. With the pin tucked behind the next bunker, she went from sand to sand, blasted out to 12 feet and missed the par putt.
Green's 36-hole total of seven under-par 137 was posted early and even though Jutanugarn indicated she could challenge, she did not quite manage as she shot 70 to be at four-under-par 140.
It will trigger one of golf's great house parties. She wasn't even playing golf when Webb was winning five out of eight majors, giving her the career Grand Slam at the quickest rate.
All are sharing a house this week.
"It's kind of insane that I was there four years ago. outside the ropes, walking and watching and seeing all of these players", Green said Thursday after her opening round.
"I have had some luck going my way", said Green.
She did not drive the ball well, but was in fine form with her irons and still hit 17 greens in regulation. "I don't think I ever had a tap-in putt for my par putts when I missed the green", said Green, who is in her second year of the LPGA Tour. Decked out in colorful garb and bright yellow tutus, the amateurs have followed Webb every step and cheered for every shot, while also keeping an eye on Green.
Now she's a major champion.
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The big group of players at 71 includes another pair of double-major champions, Ryu So-yeon and Lydia Ko, as well as those chasing their first major, Angel Yin, Lee Mi-rim, Chella Choi, Carlota Ciganda and Moriya Jutanugarn.
Kay and Kim had mini-Australian flags tucked into their golf caps has they supported Green all the way from the gallery where yelps of "Aussie, Aussie Aussie.oi, oi, oi" broke the rhythm of American accents.
PGA: Zack Sucher made a 9-foot birdie putt in the last group of the day on the par-4 18th for a 6-under 64 and a share of a six-way tie for the lead in the Travelers Championship at Cromwell, Connecticut.
Green, in only her second full year on the LPGA Tour, is the first wire-to-wire victor of this major since 2011. "I still had fun today, just stuff is hard". I felt even that's what it was like today. "No, it's dark. The wind was really blowing and at one point, when you're hitting straight into the wind, I think I hit one of my drives 200 yards because I didn't hit it very well and it went straight up".
Among those who celebrated with Green was Karrie Webb, who brought Green to America four years ago as part of her scholarship program. I really didn't want to play that hole again.
"This has just changed her life".
"I knew there was a chance of it going into the hazard but I was pretty disciplined and obviously it went in there and said to my caddy I need to get it close as possible".
"I can't put any pressure on her".