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 wakeup call.
Kuchar had three holes to complete in what so far was a bogey-free round, with his ball 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 scheduled to resume the second round at 7:15 a.m. Saturday, just more than 121/2 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 after noon because of lightning. DeLaet was at 9-under 131.
Two share Senior lead
At St. Louis, Russ Cochran and Kenny Perry each shot 5-under 66 to share the second round lead in the Senior PGA Championship.
Japan’s Kiyoshi Murota was two strokes back after a 70. Jay Haas (Greer) and Duffy Waldorf, tied for the lead after the first round, matched Loren Roberts at 4-under. Roberts had a 68, and Haas and Waldorf shot 72.
Young likes ‘short’ course
At Paradise Island, Bahamas, Heather Bowie Young had five straight birdies in the Bahamas LPGA Classic. Bowie Young made birdies on half of the 12 holes the LPGA Tour set up for a 6-under 39.
Severe flooding earlier in the week left much of the course under water. The tour decided to use the holes that were available.
McIlroy misses cut
At Virginia Water, England., Rory McIlory was one of five 2012 European Ryder Cup players (Luke Donald, Ian Poulter, Graeme McDowell, Paul Lawrie) to miss the cut in the BMW PGA Championship, while Medinah teammate Francesco Molinari took the lead.
Mexico Championship suspended
At Leon, Mexico, rain suspended the Web.com Tour’s Mexico Championship. Tyrone Van Aswegen completed the course and was 9-under after two rounds. Michael Putnam was also 9-under after seven holes.