- Associated Press - Friday, May 27, 2016

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Bryce Molder had a one-stroke lead with three holes to play Friday in the second round at Colonial when play was suspended because of darkness.

At 9 under, Molder was a stroke ahead of Webb Simpson and two in front of second-ranked Jordan Spieth and Patrik Reed. Simpson and Spieth completed their second rounds at the Dean & Deluca Invitational.

Simpson was 8 under after a 67. Spieth shot a 66 with four birdies in five holes after turning to the front nine. Reed had 10 holes left. He has a PGA Tour-high eight top-10 finishes this season.

The start was delayed 5 1/2 hours after thunderstorms overnight that lingered into the morning. When the first groups teed off early in the afternoon, the sky was clearing and became bright and sunny.

Play was stopped at 8:21 p.m. time with 61 of the 121 players still on the course. They will return to complete the second round Saturday morning.

Molder was the first-round leader after an opening 64 with six birdies on the front nine at Hogan’s Alley. He had five more birdies on that side Friday.

Spieth goes into the weekend in contention at home for the second week in a row, and at Colonial for the second year in a row. He tied for second at Hogan’s Alley last year, one stroke behind Chris Kirk. The 22-year-old Dallas native was a stroke out of the lead after two rounds last week at the Byron Nelson, and was alone in second going into the final round before a closing 74 that left him tied for 18th.

SENIOR PGA CHAMPIONSHIP

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Rocco Mediate stretched his Senior PGA Championship lead to four strokes at Harbor Shores, birdieing the final two holes for a 5-under 66.

Mediate had a 14-under 128 total, four strokes better than the previous tournament record set by Sam Snead in 1973 and matched by Arnold Palmer in 1984 and Jack Nicklaus in 1991. The 53-year-old Mediate opened with a 62 on Thursday to tie the tournament and course records set by Kenny Perry in the 2012 final round on the Nicklaus-designed layout.

On Friday, Mediate started play on the 10th tee and birdied the par-4 16th and 18th. He added birdies on the par-5 fifth, par-4 eighth and par-5 ninth, leaving an eagle putt an inch short on the last, to reach 14-under 128. He has two PGA Tour Champions victories after winning six times on the PGA Tour.

Gene Sauers was second, closing with a bogey for a 69.

Bernhard Langer birdied three of his last four holes in a 64 to reach 9 under in his bid to become the first player to win all five senior. The 58-year-old German won the Regions Tradition last week in Alabama for his sixth senior major title and 100th worldwide victory. Two-time defending champion Colin Montgomerie (66) and club pro John DalCorobbo (68) also were 9 under.

John Daly missed the cut with rounds of 75 and 74.

VOLVIK CHAMPIONSHIP

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Ariya Jutanugarn remained in position for her third straight LPGA Tour victory, shooting a 4-under 68 to take a two-shot lead in the Volvik Championship.

Jutanugarn had four back-nine birdies, including No. 18 when her approach went off a hospitality suite and landed in a greenside bunker 20 yards from the hole. Her sand shot set her up for a short putt that pushed her to 11-under 133 at Travis Pointe.

The 20-year-old Jutanugarn is coming off a win at the Kingsmill Championship after becoming the first Thai winner in tour history the previous week in Alabama.

So Yeon Ryu (67), Marina Alex (67) and first-round leader Christina Kim (71) were tied for second. Jessica Korda (65), Giulia Molinaro (67) and Brittany Lincicome (67) were 7 under.

Top-ranked Lydia Ko was 2 under after her second straight 71. Michelle Wie missed the cut with rounds of 76 and 76.

BMW PGA CHAMPIONSHIP

VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) - Masters champion Danny Willett had six birdies in a tournament-record 29 on the front nine at the BMW PGA Championship and shot a 4-under 68 for a share of the lead.

Australia’s Scott Hend eagled the final hole for a 69, and South Korea’s Y.E. Yang also had a 69 to match Willett at 10-under 134 at Wentworth in the European Tour’s flagship event.

South Africa’s Jaco van Zyl was a stroke back after a 68.

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