Ben Crane leads by four in Memphis

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Ben Crane has waited so long to contend for another PGA Tour title that being patient through weather delays is no problem at all.

Because of weather delays all week, St. Jude Classic leader Ben Crane only got in six holes of his third round on Saturday. He'll play 30 today.  MARK HUMPHREY/ASSOCIATED PRESS
MARK HUMPHREY/ASSOCIATED PRESS
Because of weather delays all week, St. Jude Classic leader Ben Crane only got in six holes of his third round on Saturday. He'll play 30 today.

Staying atop the leaderboard into the third round helps.

Crane went more than 28 hours between competitive shots because of weather delays, and he was at
13-under with a four-stroke lead through six holes Saturday when another storm stopped play again at the St. Jude Classic.

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 7-under on their front nines.

Play stopped at 6:49 p.m. with officials hoping to have the leaders tee off for the final round by 9:10 a.m. today, if they can avoid a fog delay like the one that delayed the start of play for an hour Saturday morning.

CHAMPIONS TOUR: In Ridgedale, Mo., Jay Haas and Peter Jacobsen took the second-round lead in the Legends of Golf, teaming for 6-under-par 48 in windy conditions on the par-3 Top of the Rock course. They lead by one shot.

Jeff Sluman and Fred Funk are second after 50 on the par-3 course, the site of the final round today.

LPGA TOUR: In Waterloo, Ontario, Shanshan Feng took a two-stroke lead in the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic, shooting 4-under-par 67 in calm conditions at Grey Silo. The 24-year-old Chinese player has a 15-under 198 total.

Michelle Wie and second-ranked Inbee Park are tied for second. Wie had 65, and Park shot 65.

WEB.COM TOUR: In Cleveland, Matthew Goggin has a one-shot lead on the closely-packed Cleveland Open leaderboard.

Goggin had 2-under-par 69 and is at 11-under 202. Three players – Ryan Armour, Jason Gore and Jeff Curl – are one shot off the lead. Armour and Gore had 66s and Curl shot 70.

Scott Parel is the top area player. He’s at 206 following 69 and is tied for 10th place. Roberto Diaz had 72 and is at 209 while Matt Hendrix (71) and Vaughn Taylor (72) are at 212.

EUROPEAN TOUR: In Atzenbrugg, Austria, Joost Luiten has a two-shot lead over Bernd Wiesberger after 54 holes. They both had 66s.

Luiten shot 6-under-par 66 to move to 11 under for the tournament. Wiesberger also had 66.

LOCAL INTEREST

KEVIN KISNER Aiken native

Score -3 (50 holes)
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CHARLES HOWELL Augusta native
Score +1 (45 holes)
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PATRICK REED Ex-Augusta St. golfer

Score 72-71
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BRIAN GAY Louisville, Ga.*
Score 72-74
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* former resident


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