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  • Play halted at Women's British Open

  • HOYLAKE, England — Play was called off for the day at the Women's British Open on Friday because of strong wind that disrupted the second round so badly that organizers declared early scores "null and void."
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  • HOYLAKE, England — Play was called off for the day at the Women's British Open on Friday because of strong wind that disrupted the second round so badly that organizers declared early scores "null and void."
    With wind gusting to 60 mph at Royal Liverpool, players struggled to keep the ball on the tees and greens. Play was suspended at 8:25 a.m. with 36 players on the course and the round was called off at 2 p.m.
    England's Felicity Johnson started with a quintuple-bogey 9. American Cristie Kerr's ball blew off the 12th tee three times. Co-leader So Yeon Ryu bogeyed her only hole, the 10th, before play was stopped.
    The second round is scheduled to restart early today, with conditions forecast to be more playable. Organizers said the cut will be reduced from 65 and ties to 50 and ties.
    The final two rounds are set for Sunday with a two-tee start and no redraw between rounds.
    Web.com Tour
    At Boise, Idaho, after finishing strong on the opening day of the Albertsons Boise Open, Jason Allred failed to make the final cut at Hillcrest Country Club.
    The Ashland native carded a 1-over-par 72, recording three birdies to four bogeys. The cut line was set at 137 while Allred's two-day total was 141.
    At 15-under-par, Michael Putnam has a two-stroke lead on Richard H. Lee.
    Hawaii Championship
    At Kapolei, Hawaii, Australia's Peter Senior shot a 7-under 65 to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the Champions Tour's inaugural Hawaii Championship.
    Winless in 65 starts in three seasons on the 50-and-over tour, the 53-year-old Senior birdied seven of the first 13 holes and closed with five pars in breezy afternoon conditions.
    Italian Open
    At Fiano, Italy, England's Richard Bland birdied his final three holes for a 6-under 66 and a one-stroke lead after the second round of the Italian Open.
    The 39-year-old Bland, winless in 15 seasons on the European Tour, had a 12-under 132 total at Royal Park I Roveri. France's Gregory Bourdy, Spain's Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, South Africa's Garth Mulroy and Scotland's Marc Warren were tied for second. Bourdy had a 64, Fernandez-Castano and Warren shot 65, and Mulroy had a 67.
    The three European Ryder Cup players in the field had solid rounds. Germany's Martin Kaymer was 8 under after a 66. Italy's Francesco Molinari was 7 under after a 69, and Belgium's Nicolas Colsaerts was 6 under after a 67. Italian teenager Matteo Manassero also was 6 under after a 69.
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