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Golf: Choi grabs lead at storm-hit PGA Heritage

Published on Apr 19, 2014 7:06 AM
K.J. Choi of Korea hits a tee shot on the 11th hole during the second round of the RBC Heritage at Harbour Town Golf Links on April 18, 2014 in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. -- PHOTO: AFP

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, United States (AFP) - South Korea's K.J. Choi fired a four-under par 67 to seize a one stroke lead in the clubhouse before heavy rain halted play on Friday at the US PGA Heritage tournament.

Choi made three birdies and a bogey on both the front and back nines to stand on five-under 137 after 36 holes before play was stopped with half the field unable to finish the second round.

"We can't play anymore. It's pretty bad out there," tour competition vice president Slugger White said. "We'll try to turn it around and get the third round in and get back on track Sunday somewhere." The second round was due to resume Saturday morning.

Australia's Robert Allenby, who had a birdie-birdie start, was second on four-under after five holes of his second round when play was halted.

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