Kim takes lead at U.S. Women’s Open

The Associated Press
Posted July 08, 2011, at 11:51 p.m.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — I.K. Kim came out of an hour-long rain delay Friday and took a two-shot lead at the U.S. Women’s Open, closing her day at 4-under par with four holes left to play in the second round.

Kim will head into Saturday with a two-shot lead over Wendy Ward and Nabsico champion Stacy Lewis, who was ahead most of the day but made bogey and double-bogey shortly after the delay and fell to 2 under.

Only 33 of the 156 players got through their second round and 66 never made it to their tee time.

Amomg those was amateur Amy Anderson, who will return to the Broadmoor in the three-way tie for second at 2 under.

Another shot back is Paula Creamer, along with Karrie Webb, who is in a group of four at 1 under who hadn’t teed off.

John Deere Classic

SILVIS, Ill. — Chez Reavie shot a 9-under 62 at the John Deere Classic, relying on his putter to claim a two-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 four 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 one 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-round leader Kris Blanks drove his first shot of the day into a bunker left of the fairway on No. 1, made double bogey and never found the rhythm he had Thursday, when he birdied his final five holes. He finished with an even-par 71 to remain 8 under.

First Tee Open

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Russ Cochran made six consecutive birdies and shot a 7-under 65 to take the first-round lead at the First Tee Open.

Cochran had seven 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. Cochran was only 1 under through 11 holes before going on his run of birdies at the Pebble Beach Golf Links.

David Eger was one shot back at 66, followed by Brad Bryant, Morris Hatalsky and Jim Thorpe at 67. Ten others were tied at 68.

Scottish Open

INVERNESS, Scotland — U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell shot an 8-under 64 to grab a share of the lead at the Scottish Open 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.

Spain’s Jose Manuel Lara (66) was a shot behind, while Argentina’s Angel Cabrera (64), Belgium’s Nicolas Colsaerts (66) and Paul Lawrie (64) were two strokes back.

Phil Mickelson was projected to make the cut after shooting a 67 that left him seven strokes behind the leaders.

Organizers abandoned play shortly after the afternoon starters were forced inside for a second time following an earlier stoppage of more than two hours. The second round will resume Saturday.

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