Bryce Molder had a 1-stroke lead with three holes to play Friday in the second round at Colonial when play was suspended because of darkness.
At 9 under, Molder was a stroke ahead of Webb Simpson and two in front of Jordan Spieth, the world’s No. 2-ranked player. Simpson and Spieth completed their second rounds at the Dean & Deluca Invitational in Fort Worth, Texas.
Simpson was 8-under 132 after a 67. Spieth shot a 66 with four birdies in five holes after turning to the front nine.
The start of the round was delayed 5 ˝ hours after thunderstorms overnight that lingered into the morning.
When the first groups teed off early in the afternoon, the sky was clearing and became bright and sunny.
Molder was the first-round leader after an opening 64 with six birdies on the front nine at Hogan’s Alley. He had five more birdies on that side Friday.
Rocco Mediate stretched his Senior PGA Championship lead to 4 strokes Friday at Harbor Shores in Benton Harbor, Mich., birdieing the final two holes for a 5-under 66.
The 53-year-old Mediate opened with a 62 on Thursday to tie the tournament and course records set by Kenny Perry in the 2012 final round on the Jack Nicklaus-designed layout.
On Friday, Mediate started play on the 10th tee and birdied the par-4 16th and 18th. He added birdies on the par-5 fifth, par-4 eighth and par-5 ninth, leaving an eagle putt an inch short on the last, to reach 14-under 128. He has two PGA Tour Champions victories after winning six times on the PGA Tour.
Gene Sauers was second, closing with a bogey for a 69.
Bernhard Langer birdied three of his last four holes in a 64 to reach 9 under in his bid to become the first player to win all five senior.
The 58-year-old German won the Regions Tradition last week in Alabama for his sixth senior major title and 100th worldwide victory. Two-time defending champion Colin Montgomerie (66) and club pro John DalCorobbo (68) also were 9 under.
John Daly missed the cut with rounds of 75 and 74.
Ariya Jutanugarn remained in position for her third straight LPGA Tour victory, shooting a 4-under 68 to take a 2-shot lead in the Volvik Championship in Ann Arbor, Mich.
Jutanugarn had four back-nine birdies, including No. 18 when her approach went off a hospitality suite and landed in a greenside bunker 20 yards from the hole. Her sand shot set her up for a short putt that pushed her to 11-under 133 at Travis Pointe.
The 20-year-old Jutanugarn is coming off a win at the Kingsmill Championship after becoming the first Thai winner in tour history the previous week in Alabama.
So Yeon Ryu (67), Marina Alex (67) and first-round leader Christina Kim (71) were tied for second. Jessica Korda (65), Giulia Molinaro (67) and Brittany Lincicome (67) were 7 under.
Top-ranked Lydia Ko was 2 under after her second straight 71. Michelle Wie missed the cut with rounds of 76 and 76.
Danny Willett made six birdies in a tournament-record 29 on the front nine at the BMW PGA Championship in Virginia Water, England, setting up a 4-under 68 that gave the Masters champion a three-way share of the second-round lead.
Scott Hend eagled the last for a 69 to tie Willett and Y.E. Yang (69) for the lead on 10-under 134 in the European Tour’s flagship event at Wentworth.
Willett’s approach shots were so precise that his successful birdie putts on Nos. 3-9 were from no more than 15 feet.
The Englishman, who was among the morning starters, reached the turn holding a 5-shot lead on 12 under but bogeyed four holes in the back nine — including Nos. 15-17.
Jaco van Zyl (68) is a stroke off the lead.