Thursday's Golf Capsules
Friday, June 24, 2011
PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Top-ranked Yani Tseng shot a 6-under 66 on Thursday to take a one-stroke lead over Paula Creamer in the first round of the LPGA Championship.
Angela Stanford, Meena Lee, Diana D’Alessio and Stacy Prammanasudh were 4 under, and Morgan Pressel, Stacy Lewis, Ryann O’Toole, Amy Hung, Minea Blomqvist and Hee Young Park were 3 under.
Defending champion Cristie Kerr, who was ailing with a light case of the flu, shot an even-par 72.
Tseng made five birdies on the front nine and three more on the back to go with a pair of bogeys. She recovered from a bad tee shot at the par-4 18th hole that landed in the thick right rough, hit her second shot to 4 feet, and drained the birdie putt for sole possession of the lead.
Tseng won the LPGA State Farm Classic on June 12 for her second victory of the year.
Play was halted for just over 2 hours in early evening by a severe thunderstorm and six players failed to finish the round.
CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Michael Bradley had a one-stroke lead when first-round play in the Travelers Championship was suspended for the day.
Bradley was 6 under with two holes left when play was stopped at 11:30 a.m. at TPC River Highlands.
Officials reopened the driving range late in the afternoon and hoped to resume play at 5:45 p.m., but another shower forced more delays and officials eventually decided not to restart play before 7 a.m. Friday.
Vijay Singh was in a group of seven players a shot back. Only two groups finished the round.
BMW International Open
MUNICH, Germany (AP) — Sweden’s Henrik Stenson shot an 8-under 64 in rainy conditions to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the BMW International Open.
England’s Gary Boyd was second.