Golf Roundup: Park leads on LPGA Tour
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — Hee Young Park topped the leaderboard at 8 under in the suspended second round of the Kingsmill Championship.
The South Korean player shot a 3-under 68 to take a one-stroke lead over Stacy Lewis, Brittany Lang, Lexi Thompson, Azahara Munoz and Lizette Salas.
The second-ranked Lewis, in position to take the top spot in the world ranking from Inbee Park, had a 65, and Lang finished with a 68.
Thompson, Munoz and Salas were unable to finish the round because of darkness after the start of play was delayed 31/2 hours because of overnight rain. Thompson, the Kraft Nabisco winner, and Munoz had five holes left, and Salas had seven remaining.
Coming off a victory two weeks ago in the North Texas LPGA Shootout, Lewis would jump to No. 1 with a victory or a solo second-place finish, as long as third-ranked Lydia Ko doesn’t win. Ko, 2-under with six holes left in the round, needs a victory to move to No. 1. Inbee Park is skipping the tournament.
Calcavecchia takes lead late
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Mark Calcavecchia made an 8-foot birdie putt on the final hole to take a one-stroke lead over Jay Haas after the second round of the Regions Tradition at Shoal Creek.
Calcavecchia shot his second straight 3-under 69 to reach 6 under, while Haas had a 70 after they came in as part of a four-way tie at the Champions Tour major. Haas missed a 4-footer on No. 18.
Calcavecchia, aggravated a rib problem late Thursday in the first round and had upper back spasms. He said it began flaring up again after swinging starting on No. 14 Friday.
Kenny Perry and Olin Browne were 4 under. Perry had a 68, and Browne shot 71. Browne was part of the first-round logjam along with Chien Soon Lu, who shot a 77.
Reiferes takes lead at BMW Charity Pro-Am
GREER, S.C. — Kyle Reifers shot an 8-under 64 for a share of the second-round lead with Trevor Murphy in the Web.com Tour’s BMW Charity Pro-Am.
Reifers, the former Wake Forest player who won the 2006 Chattanooga Classic for his lone tour title, had nine birdies and a bogey at Green Valley Country Club to match Murphy at 12-under 132.
Murphy had a 66 – also at Green Valley.
Ryan Blaum and Kelly Kraft were a stroke back. Blaum shot a 66 at Green Valley, and Kraft had a 67 at The Reserve at Lake Keowee. First-round leader Blayne Barber followed his opening 63 at Green Valley with a 70 at Thornblade Club, the site of the final round, to drop into a tie for fifth at 10 under.
Pieters shoots a second 69
GIRONA, Spain — Belgium’s Thomas Pieters shot his second straight 3-under 69 to take a one-stroke lead after the second round of the Spanish Open.
Dutchman Joost Luiten (69) and England’s Eddie Pepperell (71) were tied for second at 5 under. Spanish star Sergio Garcia (74) was five strokes behind Pieters.