Ben Crane

Sam Saunders and Jhonattan Vegas share lead in rain-delayed Genesis Open

Sam Saunders and Jhonattan Vegas share lead in rain-delayed Genesis Open

Sam Saunders can lay claim to leading the Genesis Open at Riviera Country Club for a second consecutive day. And he did it without playing a hole.

Play in Friday’s second round was suspended at 12:18 p.m. when high winds and a driving rain made playing too difficult and in some cases dangerous.

A large eucalyptus limb crashed to the ground near a viewing area behind the 15th tee, also making it unsafe for spectators. There were reports of other large limbs separating from their trunks. There were no reports of injuries.

Saunders, more well known as Arnold Palmer’s grandson, did lose sole possession of the lead as Jhonattan Vegas’ three under through 14...

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