Lightning splits tree in half at U.S. Women’s Open at Charleston country club

Lightning splits tree in half at U.S. Women’s Open at Charleston country club
A lightning strike split a tree in half at the U.S. Women’s Open at the Country Club of Charleston Friday evening.

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - A lightning strike split a tree in half at the U.S. Women’s Open at the Country Club of Charleston Friday evening.

Pictures of the strike clearly shows a big split down the middle.

Luckily, play had been suspended due to storms in the area, and no one was injured.

Live 5 Sports Anchor Justin Biegel was about 100 yards away from the tree in the press tent and heard the strike.

There was also another report of lightning striking a tree at the Pepperidge neighborhood in North Charleston.

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