Chella Choi will pick up Friday where she left off, on top of the leaderboard at the CP Women’s Open at Priddis Greens near Calgary, where she was seven under through 14 holes before the first round was called for the day due to darkness.
Play was first called at 11:45 a.m local time due to lightning in the area, which halted play for two hours and 50 minutes. When played was called for the evening, 54 players, including the leader, were still on the golf course.
Choi leads Stephanie Meadow, who finished with a six-under 66, and Karine Icher, who was also through 14 when play was called, by one shot. Defending champion Lydia Ko, Mi Jung Hur and Mirim Lee all completed 67s and were tied for fourth, two shots back. Ariya Jutanugarn was also at five under, but had only made it through 14 holes.
Hamilton’s Alena Sharp and amateur Jaclyn Lee of Calgary are the top Canadians at four under.
Sharp, just back from representing Canada at the Olympics in Rio, completed a 68 that saw her take a double bogey on the second hole, then add a birdie and eagle on six and seven to make the turn at one under. She then added three more birdies on the back nine to finish her day in a tie for eighth.
Lee was through 13 holes of a round that saw her put up four birdies on the front nine, before taking her only bogey on Thursday on the 10th hole, but countering that with another birdie on 12.
Maude-Aimee Leblanc of Sherbrooke, Que., finished with a three-under 69 and is tied for 16th.
Still on the course when play was called was Sharp’s Olympic teammate Brooke Henderson, who was one under through 15 holes.
The full leaderboard is here.
Adam Hadwin opened the FedEx Cup playoffs by shooting a one-under 70 in the first round of the Barclays at Bethpage Black.
That left him four shots off the lead going into Friday’s second round.
The leaderboard is here.
Roger Sloan of Merritt, B.C., opened the WinCo Foods Portland Open with a four-under 67 and is tied for 13th, four shots off the lead, going into the second round.
Mackenzie Hughes of Dundas, Ont., who won two weeks ago, is a shot back after putting up a first round 68.
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