Sum­mer­hays leads af­ter Dufner tum­bles

Los Angeles Times - - INSIDE BASEBALL -

Daniel Sum­mer­hays started Satur­day at the Memo­rial with a fiveshot deficit. He ended with a three­shot lead. All be­cause the guy next to him, Ja­son Dufner, lost his way.

Sum­mer­hays dropped only one shot and rarely was out of po­si­tion on his way to a four-un­der 68 at the Dublin, Ohio, event. Greater than his solid round was the col­lapse by Dufner. One day af­ter he set the 36-hole scor­ing record, Dufner shot a 77 and was four shots be­hind. He made four straight bo­geys on the front nine and lost his five-shot lead in five holes. He hit two balls in the wa­ter on the back nine.

Sum­mer­hays fin­ished the day at 13-un­der 203. Matt Kuchar shot a 67 to climb to sec­ond at 206. Bubba Wat­son (68) Justin Thomas (69) were at 207 with Dufner.

Ariya Ju­tanu­garn took the No. 1 spot in the world rank­ing with­out hit­ting a shot, and Paula Creamer and In-Kyung Kim topped the Sho­pRite LPGA Clas­sic leader­board in Galloway Town­ship, N.J.

Tak­ing the week off, Ju­tanu­garn re­placed Ly­dia Ko atop the rank­ing when So Yeon Ryu missed the cut. Ko, also skip­ping the event, was guar­an­teed to lose the top spot to Ju­tanu­garn or Ryu.

Creamer and Kim each shot fou­run­der 67 to reach nine un­der.

Two-time de­fend­ing cham­pion Anna Nordqvist fol­lowed her open­ing 64 with a 71 to drop two strokes be­hind along with Moriya Ju­tanu­garn and Jeong Eun Lee, who each shot 70.

Ryu (74) missed the cut by three strokes.

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