Kim surges into lead at weather-de­layed John Deere Clas­sic

Tampa Bay Times - - Morning Briefing -

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.

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