Top-ranked Shanshan Feng leads after delayed second round

Top-ranked Shanshan Feng leads after delayed second round

Wind-shortened Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic will conclude Sunday afternoon

Metro Golf Notes Posted by Reid Spencer
image (AP File Photo/Jose Juarez)
World No. 1 Shanshan Feng fininshed off a 4-under 69 on Sunday morning to take a one-shot lead in the Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic.

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas--With 36 holes complete at the 2018 Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic, world No. 1 Shanshan Feng sits atop the leaderboard at 7-under 139.

The Chinese star is one stroke ahead of Amy Yang and two clear of defending champion Brittany Lincicome, 2017 runner-up Lexi Thompson, first-round leader Brooke Henderson, 2018 LPGA rookie Luna Sobron Galmes and fourth-year player Wei-Ling Hsu.

Feng played nine holes of her second round on Saturday afternoon, before the round was suspended due to darkness at 5:55 p.m. Starting at No. 1 at 6:59 a.m. Sunday, she birdied the first, fourth and seventh holes of the Ocean Club Golf Course to rise to the top of the field.

Feng, who is playing in her first Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic, is looking to capture her third victory in the last four LPGA events, dating to the 2017 season. She won the 2017 TOTO Japan Classic, followed the next week by the 2017 Blue Bay LPGA, the victory that made her the first player from the People’s Republic of China, male or female, to reach World No. 1.

The third round will start at 10:55 a.m. Eastern, with play in threesomes off the first and 10th tees. The final group of Feng, Yang and Lincicome will tee off at 1:07 p.m. Eastern.

The LPGA announced on Friday that due the heavy winds that caused second-round play to be suspended for nearly 27 hours, the 2018 Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic would be a 54-hole event.

Seventy-eight players were 6-over par or better to make the cut on Sunday morning. The 152 total on the par-73 Ocean Club Golf Course is the highest cut line in the history of the event, and four strokes above the previous high cut (+2 in 2016).

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