TRIO SHARE LEAD IN BARBASOL AS PLAY GETS SUSPENDED
Martin Flores, Cameron Tringale and Zac Blair shared the Barbasol Championship lead at 6-underpar 65 on Thursday when first-round play was suspended because of darkness.
Flores and Tringale played in the morning at Grand National’s Lake Course, and Blair finished his afternoon round after a rain delay of nearly two hours.
Robert Allenby, Chad Campbell, Rory Sabbatini and Tag Ridings shot a 66, and Richy Werenski also was 5under with two holes left. Steven Alker was 6-under after eight holes, then bogeyed two of the next five. He was 4-under with five holes to play.
Jim Furyk opened with a 69. The 47-year-old U.S. Ryder Cup captain is playing the event after failing to qualify for the British Open. Davis Love III, at 53 the oldest player in the field, had a 72 — a stroke better than son Dru Love in their third tournament together.
Piller takes early lead.
OHIO» Gerina Piller SYLVANIA, shot an 8-under 63 in the Marathon Classic to take a onestroke lead over U.S. Women’s Open champion Sung Hyun Park and Peiyun Chien.
Winless on the LPGA Tour, Piller had nine birdies and a bogey in the first round at Highland Meadows. The American birdied four of the first five holes and four of the last eight.
Fox, Murphy share lead in suspended Colorado Open.
Bryan Fox and Trevor Murphy both shot a 6-under 66 to share the lead in the first round of the Colorado Open, which was suspended because of darkness.
Ten players, including former University of Colorado golfer Jonathan Kaye, were tied for third at 67.
Gilbreth wins CWGA match play.
CITY» Emily COMMERCE
Gilbreth, who played at the University of Houston but now lives in Denver, won the CWGA Match Play championship by defeating Regis University’s Maddie Kern 6 and 4 at Buffalo Run Golf Course. Post staff and wire services