AVONDALE, La. (AP) — Jamie Lovemark and Jhonattan Vegas shared the Zurich Classic lead at 11 under Friday when second-round play was suspended because of darkness.
Lovemark had a 27-hole day at hot and humid TPC Louisiana, completing a 5-under 67 in the first round and adding a 66 in the second in the event that fell behind schedule Thursday with a long rain delay.
Vegas, from Venezuela, shot 64-69.
“Long day,” Vegas said. “I played 30 1/2 holes today. I knew it was going to be an extremely long day, None of the players in the afternoon wave finished the round, with top-ranked Jason Day at 5 under and facing a 15-foot birdie putt on the par-5 11th when play resumes. The Australian is the first No. 1 player to play in the event since David Duval in 1999.
Brian Stuard, the overnight leader after a 64 on Thursday, was a stroke behind the leaders at 10 under with six holes left.
Harold Varner III was 8 under after a 67. He and Tiger Woods are the only players of black heritage with PGA Tour status this season.
VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA TEXAS SHOOTOUT
IRVING, Texas (AP) — Gerina Piller made herself right at home in the LPGA Tour’s Volunteers of America Texas Shootout, shooting a 6-under 65 to take the lead in the suspended second round.
The long-hitting U.S. Solheim Cup player lives in Plano, about 20 miles from Las Colinas Country Club. She birdied three of the final five holes in her bogey-free round to reach 10-under 132.
Play was suspended because of rain just after 4 p.m. and called for the day because of lighting a little after 6 p.m. None of the afternoon starters were unable to finish. The field will be cut to the low 70 and ties after the completion of the round Saturday morning, then trimmed again to the low 50 and ties after the third round.
South Korea’s Eun-Hee Ji was a stroke back at 9 under after a 66.
First-round leader Mi Jung Hur was 8 under with six holes left. The South Korean player lives in the area in McKinney.
BEIJING (AP) — Chile’s Felipe Aguilar shot a 7-under 65 in the second round of the China Open to take a one-stroke lead before play was suspended because of a thunderstorm.
Aguilar had an 11-under 133 total at Topwin in the event sanctioned by the European and OneAsia tours. Sweden’s Alex Noren (67) and Austria’s Bernd Wiesberger (69) were tied for second.