TRIO SHARE LEAD IN BAR­BA­SOL AS PLAY GETS SUS­PENDED

The Denver Post - - SPORTS -

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

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