Hee Young Park topped the leaderboard at 8 under in the suspended second round of the Kingsmill Championship in Williamsburg, Va.
The South Korean player shot a 3-under 68 to take a 1-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 3½ 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.
Mark Calcavecchia made an 8-foot birdie putt on the final hole to take a 1-stroke lead over Jay Haas after the second round of the Regions Tradition at Shoal Creek in Birmingham, Ala.
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.
Thomas Pieters overcame three early bogeys to shoot a second consecutive 3-under 69 and take a 1-shot lead after the second round of the Spanish Open in Girona, Spain.
The Belgian rookie, who earned his European Tour card here at the PGA Catalunya Resort in November, had a 6-under 138 total to sit 1 shot ahead of first-round leader Eddie Pepperell of England (71) and Joost Luiten of the Netherlands (69).
Italy’s Francesco Molinari had six birdies to sit 2 shots back after a 67.
The 22-year-old Pieters “The wind died out on the last nine and I took advantage of that.”
Sergio Garcia had six bogeys in his 74 to slip five behind Pieters.