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Lexi Thompson, the American who won the tournament last year at age 16, was 7 under after a 72. Michelle Wie was 3 under after a 70.

NELSON MANDELA CHAMPIONSHIP

DURBAN, South Africa (AP) _ The start of the European Tour’s season-opening Nelson Mandela Championship was washed out for the second straight day after heavy rain left most of the course under water.

The event also is sanctioned by the Sunshine Tour.