Golf: Streelman among three tied at top at RBC Heritage

2013-04-20T00:00:00Z Golf: Streelman among three tied at top at RBC HeritageThe Associated Press The Associated Press
April 20, 2013 12:00 am  • 

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Kevin Streelman looks ready to make contending at PGA Tour events a habit, while Brandt Snedeker was poised for an early exit at the RBC Heritage in the rain-delayed second round Friday.

Streelman, who won his first tour title last month at the Tampa Bay Championships, shot a 1-under 70 before the wind picked up at Harbour Town Golf Links. He was tied at 6 under with Charley Hoffman and 34-year-old rookie Steve LeBrun.

Hoffman, like Streelman, followed an opening 66 with a 70. LeBrun shot his second straight 68.

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

The biggest surprise was Snedeker, at No. 5 the highest-ranked player in the field. Days after leading the Masters on Sunday before faltering, the 2011 Harbour Town winner opened with a 73 and had a 71 Friday to finish at 2 over - one over the projected cut line.

Seventeen players were unable to finish. The rain was forecast to continue overnight before the front moves out to sea and brings cooler temperatures - but no rain.

Streelman had three birdies in his first four holes. He added a final birdie on the par-5 15th and parred out to move on top and put himself in contention on the tricky, narrow fairways and small greens of Harbour Town.

Streelman's life hasn't changed much since the victory in Tampa Bay, just his approach to the game.

"I do feel a bit freer to be in the position I am, say, in a week like this," he said. "Because I'm not worried about a top 10 or a top 5 or keep your card. And I can just go out and try and win a golf tournament."

LPGA Tour

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

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

Champions Tour

DULUTH, Ga. - Bart Bryant and David Frost topped the first-round leaderboard Friday in the Champions Tour's rain-delayed Greater Gwinnett Championship.

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, followed by the second round.

PGA European Tour

VALENCIA, Spain - Peter Uihlein of the United States shot a 4-under 68 Friday to take a one-shot lead after the second round of the Spanish Open.

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