COLUMBUS, Ohio — Seung-Yul Noh shot 6-under-par 65 in cool, breezy conditions Friday to take a two-stroke lead in the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship.
Noh has a 9-under 133 total on Ohio State’s Scarlet Course in the third of four events in the Web.com Tour Finals series. Two players were unable to finish the second round because of darkness after a long rain delay Thursday pushed back play.
The 22-year-old Noh, from South Korea, opened the series with a tie for seventh in Fort Wayne, Ind., and missed the cut last week in Davidson, N.C.
Former Georgia Tech standout Chesson Hadley is second after 67. He’s playing for a top priority ranking after finishing third on the Web.com regular-season money list to wrap up a PGA Tour card. He won the Rex Hospital Open in June.
First-round leader Jim Herman followed his 64 with 75 to drop into a tie for ninth at 3-under, along with former Swainsboro, Ga., resident Will Claxton, who shot 68
Of the other players with local ties, Scott Parel (71) and Vaughn Taylor (73) are 1-over. Henrik Norlander (73) is 3-over and will likely miss the cut, while Kevin Kisner (77) finished 14-over and will miss the cut.
LPGA TOUR: In Evian-Les-Bains, France, Mika Miyazato shot 6-under-par 65 to take the lead after the rain-delayed first round of the Evian Championship, the year’s fifth and final major.
The tournament was shortened to 54 holes after Thursday’s play was washed out.
Top-ranked Inbee Park, making a bid for golf history, got off to a bad start with 74. The 25-year-old South Korean is trying to become the first professional to win four majors in a season.
EUROPEAN TOUR: In Zandvoort, Netherlands, Pablo Larrazabal shot 4-under-par 66 to join Miguel Angel Jimenez atop the leaderboard after the second round at the KLM Open.
Former Augusta State golfer Scott Jamieson shot 68 and is six back.