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The Journal Gazette

Saturday, April 20, 2019 1:00 am

Golf

Play suspended with Pieri 3 over

Staff, news services

Fort Wayne's Scott Pieri is seven strokes back of the lead, though he hasn't completed his first round at the Mitsubishi Electric Classic. The event on the PGA Tour Champions was suspended Friday due to darkness with Pieri having completed 10 holes.

He is 3 over and tied for 48th place among a field of 178 players.

Scott McCarron leads the tournament at 4 under through 16 holes. Bob May is in second at 3 under in the 54-hole event at TPC Sugarloaf in Duluth, Georgia.

Pieri qualified for this tournament Monday by shooting a 2-under 70.

Pieri, 51, who played at Northrop and Ball State and was a tour and club pro between 1991 and 2006 before regaining his amateur status, is one of only four people to win the Fort Wayne Golf Association's City Tournament five times. He returned to professional golf in 2013.

PGA: In Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, Shane Lowry led the RBC Heritage at 9-under par with two holes left when the rain-delayed second round was suspended Friday because of darkness.

Trey Mullinax was a stroke back after a 68. Top-ranked Dustin Johnson and Emiliano Grillo were 7 under after 67s.

Lowry moved in front with a two-putt birdie on the par-5 15th. There was a delay of 3 hours, 43 minutes when storms that caused problems in the Southeast this week struck Harbour Town Golf Links.

LPGA: In Kapolei, Hawaii,  Eun-Hee Ji rebounded from a bogey on the par-4 18th with a pitch-in eagle on the par-5 first and shot a 7-under 65 to take a two-stroke lead Thursday over Nelly Korda in the Lotte Championship. Ji's 15-under 129 broke the event's 36-hole record by five strokes.