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GOLF ROUNDUP: Three tied for lead before second round rained out

by The Associated Press on April 20, 2013 10:19 AM

Kevin Streelman, Charley Hoffman and rookie Steve LeBrun were tied for the RBC Heritage lead, and Brandt Snedeker was on the verge of missing the cut Friday when second-round play was suspended for the day because of rain.

Conditions worsened throughout the day and 17 players were unable to finish at Harbour Town Golf Links in Hilton Head Island, S.C. They were scheduled to resume play this morning.

Streelman, the Tampa Bay Championships last month for his first tour title, shot a 1-under 70 before the wind picked up to join Hoffman and LeBrun at 6 under. Hoffman also had a 70, and LeBrun shot 68.

Luke Donald and Bill Haas were a stroke back. Donald had a 68, and Haas shot 69.

Snedeker, ranked fifth in the world, was 2 over — one past the cut line — after a 71.


LPGA: Suzann Pettersen shot a 4-under 68 at wind-swept Ko Olina to maintain a one-stroke lead after the third round of the Lotte Championship in Hawaii.

The 32-year-old Norwegian, a 10-time LPGA Tour winner ranked sixth in the world, had a 14-under 202 total.

South Korea’s Hee Kyung Seo was second after a 66, matching the best round of the day. She made three straight birdies on the back nine for a share of the lead, but dropped back with a bogey on the par-4 18th.

Defending champion Ai Miyazato was third at 11 under after a 70.

Pettersen, a stroke ahead of Miyazato entering the round, birdied the first three holes and got to 14 under with a birdie on the par-4 seventh. The European Solheim Cup star bogeyed the par-3 eighth, and got the stroke back with a birdie on the par-5 14th. She had consecutive LPGA Tour victories late last season in South Korea and Taiwan and won a Ladies European Tour event last month in China.


CHAMPIONS: Bart Bryant and David Frost topped the first-round leaderboard in the rain-delayed Greater Gwinnett Championship in Duluth, Ga.

The start of play was delayed four hours by rain. There were 57 players still on the TPC Sugarloaf course when the round was suspended because of darkness. Bryant completed a 4-under 68, and Frost was 4 under with five holes left. The first round will be completed this morning.


PGA EUROPEAN: American Peter Uihlein shot a 4-under 68 to take a one-shot lead after the second round of the Spanish Open.

The former Oklahoma State player had six birdies and two bogeys at Parador de El Saler, leaving him at 6-under 138. Chile’s Felipe Aguilar (71) was a stroke back along with France’s Raphael Jacquelin (66) and Sweden’s Rikard Karlberg (67). Spain’s Sergio Garcia was seven strokes behind after a 73.

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