Creamer in lead at Marathon Classic

SYLVANIA, Ohio — Paula Creamer shot a 3-under 68 for a share of the Marathon Classic lead with Alison Walshe and Spain's Beatriz Recari at 8-under 134 on Friday.

Creamer, the tournament winner five years ago when it was called the Jamie Farr Toledo Classic, is winless since the 2010 U.S. Women's Open.

Recari, the winner this year in Carlsbad, Calif., had the day's low round with a 65. She climbed from a tie for 19th after opening with a 69. Walshe had a 69.

Jacqui Concolino was another shot back after a 68. The world's top-ranked pro, Inbee Park, and top-ranked amateur, Lydia Ko, were 6 under along with Chie Arimura.

Park shot 69. She has six wins this season, including the first three major championships. Ko had a 67. The 16-year-old South Korean-born New Zealander won the Canadian Women's Open last year at 15 to become the youngest LPGA Tour champion. Arimura also shot 67.

Midwest Classic

At Overland Park, Kan., Jason Allred fired a 2-under-par 69 to make the cut in the second round of the Midwest Classic at the Nicklaus Golf Club at LionsGate.

On the cut-line bubble going into the day, the Ashland native recovered from shooting par in the opening round by making birdie on three of the first seven holes. He birdied hole Nos. 3, 6, 7, 10, 15 and 16. His bogeys came on Nos. 8, 11, 14 and 17.

American Paul Claxton penciled in a 7-under 64 to take a one-stroke lead.

Sanderson Farms Championship

At Madison, Miss., Vaughn Taylor, Fabian Gomez, Paul Stankowski, Troy Matteson and Kyle Reifers and Daniel Summerhays shared the lead in the Sanderson Farms Championship when second-round play was suspended because of darkness in the rain-plagued event.

Gomez had an 8 under 64 in his second round, playing 29 total holes in the stifling Mississippi heat after his first round was delayed Thursday. Taylor and Matteson shot 67, Stankowski finished with a 68 and Reifers had a 69. Summerhays, the first-round leader Thursday after a 63, completed only eight holes in the second.

American Century Championship

At Stateline, Nev., former NFL quarterback Mark Rypien had an eagle and three birdies Friday to take a two-point lead after the first round of the American Century Championship.

Rypien finished with 27 points at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course under the modified Stableford scoring system that awards graduated points for pars or better.

Actor Lucas Black was second with 25 points.


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