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Daniel Summerhays leads weather-delayed Sanderson Farms Championship

Updated: Saturday, 20 Jul 2013 09:18 | Comments

Daniel Summerhays
Daniel Summerhays

Daniel Summerhays found himself with company at the top of the leaderboard and plenty of work still to do as bad weather continued to play havoc with the Sanderson Farms Championship.

Summerhays led by three at the end of day one having had the best of the conditions in the morning, but the boot was on the other foot on day two as his second round was curtailed after eight holes.

By that point he had picked up one more shot to sit 10 under overall alongside five other men who were already in the clubhouse.

Argentina's Fabian Gomez finished birdie-eagle to card an eight-under par 64 and take his place in that group, alongside Americans Vaughn Taylor, Paul Stankowski, Troy Matteson and Kyle Reifers.

Stankowski was one of a number of players doing overtime following Thursday storms, playing a total of 30 holes.

"Well, it was long," he told www.pgatour.com. "And it was hot. But it was a good day."

Oh his form - he completed rounds of 66 and 68 - he added: "I watch a lot of golf and everybody who plays well makes putts and I haven't really made any putts - for 10 years.

"So it's kind of nice to make some putts and join the party. That was good."

A fresh two-hour delay for thunderstorms played further havoc with the schedule on Friday.

Summerhays was one of 59 players still on course when bad light finally ended things, with play set to resume at 7am local time on day three.

Among them were a number of others with a chance of taking over at the top before the third round begins, including Skip Kendall, Will Claxton and Michael Bradley, who were all eight under with eight, nine and 10 holes to play respectively.

Between them and the leaders were four players - Chris Riley, Steven Bowditch, Jim Herman and Brad Fritsch - in the clubhouse at nine under.

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