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NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Adam Svensson shot a 5-under 67 and had a three-stroke lead within the Barbasol Championship when second-round play Friday at water-logged Keene Hint was suspended due to darkness.

Svensson had a 15-under 129 whole at Keene Hint, the place a mid-day thunderstorm adopted dense morning fog. Play was delayed a complete of 5 hours, 20 minutes, with half the sphere unable to complete the spherical.

The rain softened the greens much more than the primary spherical, the place two-thirds of the sphere shot par or higher. It additionally made the 7,328-yard format play longer, although Svensson continued to set the tempo with seven birdies that offset bogeys on the par-4 third and par-3 sixteenth. He shot a 10-under 62 on Thursday.

“The greens have been nonetheless rolling good, however they have been simply moist so that you needed to hit a whole lot of delicate photographs into the inexperienced and a whole lot of chippy iron photographs or wedges,” mentioned the Canadian, who napped for an hour in his automotive throughout one delay.

Trey Mullinax made a 20-footer for birdie on the par-4 thirteenth to achieve 13 beneath and end his day.

Mark Hubbard (67), Robin Roussel (68) and Brandon Hagy (62) have been in at 12 beneath, whereas Tom Lewis (4 holes left) additionally was 12 beneath with Jonathan Byrd (5 holes left), Matti Schmid (eight holes left) and Max McGreevy (9 holes left).

Hagy began at No. 10 and eagled the par-4 18th gap with a 148-yard shot from the left tough with a 50-degree hole wedge.

“I used to be on the aspect slope over there within the tough and it was a left pin, so not a whole lot of stuff going for me there,” Hagy mentioned. “However I caught a good lie and once I hit it my caddie thought it was a bit an excessive amount of and I used to be like, ‘No, I feel it’s fairly good.’ It simply landed, took one hop and went proper within the gap, in order that was fairly cool.”

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