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Ben Crane widens lead in St. Jude

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POSTED June 6, 2014 11:23 p.m.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Ben Crane shot a 5-under 65 on Friday to open a six-stroke lead in the St. Jude Classic before heavy rain delayed play twice and forced the suspension of play for the day.

Crane birdied his final hole Thursday night for a 63 and rolled in a 44-footer for birdie to start the second round Friday morning. He had a 12-under 128 total at TPC Southwind, matching the winning score in relation to par last year.

Manulife financial classic

WATERLOO, Ontario (AP) — Defending champion Hee Young Park and Shanshan Feng topped the second-round leaderboard Friday in the LPGA Tour’s Manulife Financial Classic, a stroke ahead of Michelle Wie.

Park had a 5-under 66 to match Feng at 11-under 131 at Grey Silo. They are bogey-free through 36 holes.

Legends of golf

RIDGEDALE, Mo. (AP) — Russ Cochran and Kenny Perry teamed to birdie the final three holes for a share of the lead with Jeff Sluman and Fred Funk in the Champions Tour’s rain-delayed Legends of Golf.

The leaders were at 10-under 61 after their better-ball rounds on the Buffalo Ridge course.

Curtis cup

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Southern California’s Annie Park won two matches in the Curtis Cup to help the United States take a 5-1 lead over Britain and Ireland at St. Louis Country Club.

The 19-year-old Park, from Levittown, New York, teamed with Mississippi State’s Ally McDonald to beat Bronte Law and Charlotte Thomas 4 and 3 in the morning four-ball matches, then joined UCLA’s Erynne Lee to top Eilidh Briggs and Gabriella Cowley 3 and 1 the afternoon foursomes.

Lyoness open

ATZENBRUGG, Austria (AP) — Sweden’s Mikael Lundberg shot a 4-under 68 in perfect morning conditions to take the second-round lead in the Lyoness Open.

Lundberg had a 9-under 135 total at Diamond Country Club. England’s Lee Slattery was a stroke back after a 66, and Paraguay’s Farbrizio Zanotti had a 68 to reach 7 under.

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