Golf: Kuchar enjoys 'perfect' day until storm hits

2013-05-25T00:00:00Z Golf: Kuchar enjoys 'perfect' day until storm hitsThe Associated Press The Associated Press
May 25, 2013 12:00 am  • 

FORT WORTH, Texas - Matt Kuchar was hoping he would be able to finish his second round Friday night at Colonial. He ended up with the lead - and a very early wake-up call.

Kuchar had only three holes to complete in what so far was a bogey-free round, with his ball already on the 16th green. He was at 10 under and described the conditions as "just perfect right now."

But Kuchar was among 54 players still on the course when play was suspended at Hogan's Alley because of an impending storm system. The 18 groups that didn't finish are to resume the second round at 7:15 a.m. CT today, just about 12 1/2 hours after coming off the course.

"That's a bit of a bummer," said Kuchar, who opened with a 5-under 65. "It's no fun to wake up at 4:30 to get out here and play three holes."

At least Kuchar has the lead, by one stroke over Graham DeLaet, the Canadian who shot a 67 in a morning round completed before a 2-hour-10-minute delay because of lightning. DeLaet was at 9-under 131.

Senior PGA

ST. LOUIS - Russ Cochran and Kenny Perry each shot 5-under 66 at Bellerive Country Club to share the second-round lead in the Senior PGA Championship. The longtime Kentucky friends were 7 under.

Japan's Kiyoshi Murota was two strokes back after a 70.

LPGA Tour

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas - Heather Bowie Young made five straight birdies while jumping from one side of the golf course to the other. Silvia Cavalleri was hitting the ball so well Friday she was sorry the Bahamas Classic was held on only 12 holes. Bowie Young and Cavalleri were tied for the lead at 6-under 39.

Severe flooding earlier in the week left much of the Ocean Club under water. The LPGA decided to use the holes that were available.

European Tour

VIRGINIA WATER, England - Rory McIlory was one of five 2012 European Ryder Cup players to miss the cut in the BMW PGA Championship, while Medinah teammate Francesco Molinari took the lead at cold and wet Wentworth. The second-ranked McIlory had a 3-over 75 to finish at 5 over. Molinari shot a 68 to take a one-stroke lead at 6 under.

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