Kim surges into lead at weather-delayed John Deere Classic
Michael Kim had a four-shot lead in the clubhouse at the John Deere Classic, which had its second round suspended twice because of weather concerns in Silvis, Ill. Kim, who is winless in 84 career PGA Tour starts, was 16 under through 35 holes when the round was ended for the day because of darkness. The round was to be completed this morning.
First-round leader Steve Wheatcroft (68), David Hearn (64) and Johnson Wagner (66) were at 12 under after finishing their rounds.
LPGA: Brooke Henderson shot a bogey-free 5-under 66 to move into a tie for the lead after two rounds at the Marathon Classic in Sylvania, Ohio. Henderson and Caroline Hedwall (67) were at 9-under 133. Firstround leader Thidapa Suwannapura (69) was one shot back. Seminole’s Brittany Lincicome (68) was in a group at 6 under. CHAMPIONS: Scott Parel took a one-stroke lead in the Senior Players Championship, shooting 6-under 66 in the second round to reach 11-under 133 at Highland Park, Ill. Jeff Maggert (68) and Brandt Jobe (67) were 10 under in the fourth of the tour’s five majors. First-round co-leader Kenny Perry (70) was in a pack two strokes off the lead, and co-leader Mike Small (71), the Illinois golf coach, was three shots back.
U.S. SENIOR WOMEN’S OPEN: Laura Davies and Trish Johnson shot 2-under 71 to share the lead at 4-under 142 after two rounds of the first U.S. Golf Association championship for women 50 and older. Juli Inkster (71) was one shot back at Wheaton, Ill. First-round leader Elaine Crosby (78) was six shots back. JoAnne Carner, at 79 the oldest player in the field, shot 83 a day after shooting her age and at 16 over missed the cut by four.