- Associated Press - Friday, August 14, 2015

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) - Hiroshi Iwata tied a major championship record with a 63. Jordan Spieth put himself into the mix for another major. John Daly lost his cool and a golf club when he heaved it into Lake Michigan.

The second round of the PGA Championship had just about everything Friday. Except a conclusion.

Jason Day ran off three straight birdies and was tied for the lead with Matt Jones at 9-under par when a vicious thunderstorm packing 40 mph wind caused the second round to be suspended until Saturday morning.

The storm toppled the main scoreboard and flags atop some grandstands were ripped off their poles.

Day was through 14 holes while Jones, his fellow Australian, was through 12 holes and on the front nine. Justin Rose pulled within one shot with back-to-back birdies and was headed to the 18th tee.

Tiger Woods was 4 over with five holes to play, two shots away from the projected cut.

David Lingmerth of Sweden made only four pars in his wild round of 70 and was the clubhouse leader at 7-under 137. One shot behind was a group that included Spieth (67), the Masters and U.S. Open champion who is in the picture to join Woods and Ben Hogan as the only players to win three majors in one year.

Scott Piercy (70) and Brendan Steele (69) joined Spieth at 6-under 138.

The star of the day was Iwata, a 34-year-old from Japan who had every reason to think his first appearance in the PGA Championship would be a short one. He opened with a 77 and still was 3 over when he reached the back nine. Iwata reeled off five birdies and an eagle, and he saved par on the 18th for a 63.

It was the 27th time that a player shot 63 in a major, 13 of those in the PGA Championship.

As for Daly?

His tournament effectively ended on the seventh hole when he hit 4-iron into the lake, and then followed with two more tee shots with his 6-iron into the lake. After a fourth attempt found the green, Daly heaved his 6-iron into the lake and made 10. He shot 82 and missed the cut.


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Canadian teen Brooke Henderson birdied three of her last four holes for a 5-under 67 and the second-round lead in the LPGA Tour’s Cambia Portland Classic.

The 17-year-old Henderson had an 11-under 133 total at Columbia Edgewater for a one-shot lead over Caroline Masson, the German player who had the best round of the week a 64.

Playing in cool, breezy and sometimes wet conditions, Henderson grabbed the outright lead with an 8-foot birdie putt on the par-4 ninth, her 18th hole of the day. Henderson made her only bogey of the tournament at 11, but rebounded with birdies at 12, 14 and 3 before the late burst.

Henderson, who turns 18 in September, has made $466,818 in nine LPGA Tour tournaments and has the outright 36-hole lead for the third time. LPGA Tour Commissioner Mike Whan denied Henderson’s age petition last year, preventing her from playing Q-school. She earned a spot in the field in Monday qualifying.

Masson had eight birdies, four on each nine, in her second straight bogey-free round after missing the cuts in five of her six previous tournaments.

Candie Kung, Julieta Granada and Jenny Shin were tied for third at 9 under. Kung, a four-time LPGA Tour winner, had a 66, Granada shot 69, and Shin 68.


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Hannah O’Sullivan made a 10-foot par putt on the 18th hole to beat SMU junior Lindsey McCurdy 1 up in the U.S. Women’s Amateur quarterfinals.

Two holes down after 10 holes at Portland Golf Club, the 17-year-old O’Sullivan, from Chandler, Arizona, won the next four holes - making three pars and a birdie on the par-4 14th - to take a 2-up lead.

McCurdy, from Liberty Hill, Texas, won the par-4 16th with a par to pull within one, and halved the par-3 17th to keep the match alive. O’Sullivan holed the winning putt after running her 25-foot birdie attempt past the hole on the par-5 18th.

O’Sullivan, also a semifinalist last year, will face 17-year-old Mathilda Cappeliez of France, a 5-and-4 winner over Tennessee sophomore Anna Newell of Tampa, Florida.

In the other quarterfinals, 17-year-old Sierra Brooks of Sorrento, Florida, beat UCLA junior Bronte Law of England 5 and 3; and 18-year-old UCLA freshman Bethany Wu of Diamond Bar, California, topped 16-year-old Mika Liu of Los Angeles 5 and 4.

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