Streelman shares RBC Heritage lead

AFP, HILTON HEAD, South Carolina

Sun, Apr 21, 2013 - Page 19

Kevin Streelman birdied three of his first five holes en route to a one-under-par 70 to seize a share of the RBC Heritage lead before second-round play was suspended on Friday.

Streelman was tied with Steve LeBrun and Charley Hoffman, who finished their second rounds at three-under 68 and one-under 70, respectively.

The three leaders have totals of six-under-par 136 at the US$5.8 million PGA Tour event at the Harbour Town Golf Links course.

“I didn’t hit it quite as crisply as I did yesterday and had a lot of putts around the edge, but overall if I can keep myself in position to contend on the weekend I’m happy,” Streelman said.

Play was suspended because of rain with 17 players still on the course. They were due to finish their rounds yesterday morning, with the third round starting straight after.

England’s Luke Donald (68) and American Bill Haas shared fourth place at five-under while Northern Ireland’s Graeme McDowell and Australians’ Stuart Appleby (68) and Marc Leishman (71) are part of a group of seven players tied for sixth at four-under 138.

Spanish Open


Little-known American Peter Uihlein produced a dazzling late run of birdies to sprint to the top of the Spanish Open second-round leaderboard in Valencia on Friday.

Scoring was difficult at the El Saler course, but Uihlein made light of the conditions to shoot a four-under-par 68 for a six-under tally of 138, one ahead of Chile’s Felipe Aguilar (71), Frenchman Raphael Jacquelin (66) and Swede Rikard Karlberg (67).

Uihlein took control of the tournament toward the end of the day by birdying the 14th, 15th and 17th holes.