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  • Storm halts play at St. Jude

  • MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Ben Crane went more than 28 hours between competitive shots due to weather delays, and he had a four-stroke lead Saturday when another storm stopped play again at the St. Jude Classic.
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  • MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Ben Crane went more than 28 hours between competitive shots due to weather delays, and he had a four-stroke lead Saturday when another storm stopped play again at the St. Jude Classic.
    Crane birdied his first hole and was 13 under overall through six holes at rain-softened TPC Southwind. he opened with rounds of 63 and 65.
    Troy Merritt, a group ahead of Crane, was at 9 under, with playing partner Peter Malnati at 8 under. Billy Horschel, Retief Goosen and Camilo Villegas were at 7 under.
    Manulife Financial Classic
    At Waterloo, Ontario, Shanshan Feng took a two-stroke lead in the LPGA Tour's Manulife Financial Classic, shooting a 4-under 67 in calm conditions at Grey Silo.
    The 24-year-old Chinese player had a 15-under 198 total. She made a 30-foot eagle putt on the par-5 fifth, had two birdies and dropped her first stroke of the week with a bogey on the par-4 16th.
    Legends of Golf
    At Ridgedale, Mo., Jay Haas and Peter Jacobsen took the second-round lead in the Champions Tour's Legends of Golf, teaming for a 6-under 48 in windy conditions on the par-3 Top of the Rock course.
    Haas and Jacobsen played nine holes of alternate shot and nine of better ball at Top of the Rock, the first par-3 course used in a PGA Tour-sanctioned event, after opening with a better-ball 62 on Friday on the regulation Buffalo Ridge layout. They had a 15-under 110 total.
    Curtis Cup
    At St. Louis, UCLA's Alison Lee helped the United States move within 1 1/2 points of regaining the Curtis Cup, winning two matches at rainy St. Louis Country Club.
    The Americans pushed their advantage to 9-2 over Britain and Ireland, with one foursomes match still to be completed and eight singles matches left today in the biennial competition.
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