Stacy Lewis made it through 29 holes Friday in the U.S. Women's Open at Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo., before the region's typical summer thunderstorms hit and she walked off the mountain course at 4-under par, with a 1-shot lead over I.K. Kim and Ryann O'Toole.
Lewis, who won the Kraft Nabisco earlier this year, shot 3-under 68 in the first round, then after a quick stop for lunch, played the first 11 holes of the second in 1 under as the black clouds moved in and the wind gusted.
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Play was suspended Thursday with 131 players still on the course, or still waiting to hit their first shots. That set it up for Lewis and dozens more to play -- or at least try to play -- 36 on Friday. They finished their first rounds, ate lunch and quickly headed back out to the course.
Not one player had finished her second round when the weather hit Friday, meaning the weekend will be a long one and a Monday finish is possible.
Yani Tseng, trying to complete the career Grand Slam this weekend, struggled early and walked off the course at 3 over, 7 shots out of the lead with seven holes to play.
She was paired with defending champion Paula Creamer, and a few minutes before weather stopped play, Creamer and Tseng, playing downwind, both drove the ball over the 339-yard, par-4 second hole. Creamer got up and down for a birdie that put her at 1 under, one of only 10 players in red numbers.
John Deere Classic:
Chez Reavie shot a 9-under 62 at the John Deere Classic in Silvis, Ill., relying on his putter to claim a 2-stroke lead after two rounds.
Reavie found the greens at TPC Deere Run to his liking while making an eagle and a string of birdie putts, going 8 under during one nine-hole stretch. He went into the weekend at 14-under 128 in search of his first victory since the 2008 Canadian Open.
Steve Stricker shot a 64 to finish at 12 under in his bid for a third straight victory in the tournament.
Steve Marino (66) also was 12 under. Jhonattan Vegas (64), Mark Wilson (67), Brendon de Jonge (66) and Kyle Stanley (67) were 4 off the lead.
The last two British Open champions, Louis Oosthuizen (2010) and Stewart Cink (2009), both were 3 under and missed the cut by 1 stroke. Oosthuizen shot a 68, Cink a 67. Paul Goydos, last year's runner-up, failed to reach the weekend after going 66-75.
First Tee Open:
Russ Cochran made six consecutive birdies and shot a 7-under 65 to take the first-round lead at the First Tee Open at the Pebble Beach Golf Links.
Cochran had 7 birdies overall and played a bogey-free round in his return to the Champions Tour after a two-month layoff because of a wrist injury.
U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell shot an 8-under 64 to grab a share of the lead at the Scottish Open in Inverness, Scotland, after storms halted second-round play.
McDowell had perfect conditions in the morning and was tied at 11-under 133 with Scottish pair Scott Jamieson and Peter Whiteford, who had 66s.
Phil Mickelson was projected to make the cut after shooting a 67 that left him 7 strokes behind the leaders.