Published 12:00 am Friday, September 9, 2011
ROGERS, Ark. ó Stacy Lewis and Yani Tseng shot 5-under 66s on Friday and were tied for the first-round lead at the LPGA Northwest Arkansas Championship.
Tseng, the world’s No. 1 player and the defending champion, eagled the par-5 18th hole with a downhill 6-foot putt to cap her round. Lewis, playing one group behind, birdied the 18th with a 5-foot putt to tie for the lead.
Karen Stupples, Taylor Leon and Jin Young Pak were all at 4 under. Suzann Petterson, the world’s No. 2 player, was another stroke back in a group of nine that included Paula Creamer and Morgan Pressel.
Michelle Wie, who finished second here last year, had six bogeys and a double-bogey in a 78.
HILVERSUM, Netherlands (AP) ó Stephen Dodd of Wales was 6 under through first 13 holes and 8 under for the tournament when darkness forced 78 players to abandon their rounds at the KLM Open
Shiv Kapur of India shot a 3-under 67 to take the clubhouse lead at 7 under, and U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy surged into contention with a second-round 65.
Defending champion Martin Kaymer of Germany was 6 over for the tournament with six holes to play in his second round and was likely to miss the cut.
World No. 2 Lee Westwood was 4 under.