Love Leads By Two in PGA Tour
Davis Love avoided lightning and rain and had the lead when Friday's second round was suspended at the PGA Tour Colonial golf tournament.
There were two rain delays, including a nearly two-hour stoppage in the afternoon. Tournament officials finally suspended the round with half of the 106-player field still on the course.
Round two will resume at 9:00 a.m. (ET) Saturday. The 36-hole cut will be made following the completion of second-round play and qualifying players will then be paired for the start of the third round.
In an inconsistent round that featured eight birdies, two bogeys and a double-bogey, Love finished with a four-under-par 66 at the Colonial Country Club to move to seven-under 133 after 36 holes.
Love has played 47 straight events without a tournament win but came close to ending that drought last week as he lost in a three-way playoff at the Byron Nelson Classic.
After birdying the sixth hole and bogeying seven, Love closed his round with a five-foot birdie putt at the par-four ninth.
Love claimed the most recent of his 13 career PGA Tour titles at the 1998 MCI Classic and has posted six runner-up finishes since the start of the 1999 season. He held the third-round lead last week before coming up short.
"This is kind of the way I'm playing," Love said. "Things are going good, then I don't do anything drastically wrong and things just go the other way. I feel like I'm close to playing great. I hope I can settle down this weekend and play good, steady golf" - (Several Sources)
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