Friday's Golf Capsules
Saturday, August 18, 2012
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Jimmy Walker shot an 8-under 62 on Friday to top the leaderboard at 12 under in the Wyndham Championship.
Defending champion Webb Simpson was a stroke back after a 63, and first-round leader Carl Pettersson, Tim Clark, Sergio Garcia and rookie Harris English were 10 under. Pettersson had a 68, Clark shot 67, Garcia 63 and English 64.
Tim Herron matched the tournament record with a 61, but was still nine strokes back.
Play was halted for 1 hour, 17 minutes late in the day when a system of thunderstorms passed through the central North Carolina Triad.
Walker, who began the day four strokes back, had eight birdies in compiling one of the best two-day scores in event history. Only Pettersson at 125 in 2008 was better than Walker through 36 holes at Sedgefield Country Club.
DICK'S SPORTING GOODS OPEN
ENDICOTT, N.Y. (AP) — Bernhard Langer topped the leaderboard at 7 under when first-round play in the Dick's Sporting Goods Open was suspended because of rain.
Coming off a victory two weeks ago in the 3M Championship in Blaine, Minn., Langer was facing an 8-foot birdie putt on the 16th hole when play was stopped at En-Joie Golf Course.
Defending champion John Huston, Willie Wood and Chien Soon Lu were 5 under. Willie Wood, one of only 12 players to complete the round, shot a 67. Huston had three holes left, and Lu had nine to go.
CHERRY HILLS VILLAGE, Colo. (AP) — Steven Fox beat top-ranked Chris Williams 4 and 2 in the U.S. Amateur quarterfinals at Cherry Hills.
Fox, a senior at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga from Hendersonville, Tenn., will play Brandon Hagy of Westlake Village, Calif., in the semifinals Saturday. Hagy, one of two players from the University of California to reach the semifinals, beat Taiwan's Cheng-Tsung Pan 4 and 3.
Michael Weaver of Fresno, Calif., also a member of Cal's golf team, beat Ricardo Gouveia of Portugal 4 and 3. He'll meet University of Alabama freshman Justin Thomas of Goshen, Ky., in the other semifinal. Thomas edged Australian Oliver Goss 2-up.