Park leads at rain-plagued Kingsmill

Hee-Young Park of South Korea shot 3-under-par 68 and held a one-stroke lead over five players when play was halted by darkness in the Kingsmill Championship on the River Course at Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, Va.

The start of the second round was delayed 3 1/2 hours after heavy overnight rain.

The 26-year-old Park, who has won nine times as a pro including twice on the LPGA Tour, recorded her only bogey of the day at No. 4, but then reeled off three birdies in a span of four holes through No. 10 and added another at No. 15.

“The course was pretty wet, but it turned out in pretty nice shape,” said Park, who last won at the 2013 Manulife Financial LPGA Classic. “And then yesterday actually the greens were really firm, so today (shots) were holding on the greens.

“I feel really good. Last week I rested, like the whole week, so I can I think more focus on the course and I’m ready. … I don’t have anything to lose, you know.  So I’m going to keep enjoying it.”

Stacy Lewis collected three birdies on each nine in a bogey-free 65 and was one shot back in a tie for second with Brittany Lang, who birdied three of the first seven holes and took her only bogey at No. 14 in a 68 that followed her opening bogey-free 67.

Lexi Thompson, the Kraft Nabisco champion, was tied for the lead before making a bogey at No. 12 after carding an eagle and three birdies. She was one stroke back after 13 holes when the horn sounded and will finishing round two on Saturday morning.

Also one back shot back after 13 holes was Azahara Munoz of Spain, who had three birdies and two bogeys before play was halted, and Lizette Salas of Azusa and USC was one behind after posting three birdies in 11 bogey-free holes.

Mariajo Uribe of Colombia and UCLA recorded a 65 and was three shots back in a tie for seventh with Katherine Kirk of Australia and Pepperdine, who had a 68, and Thidapa Suwannapura of Thailand, who came in at 70.

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