Scott Simpson held a one-stroke lead Sunday when the approach of a thunderstorm forced an overnight suspension of play in the Southwestern Bell Colonial at Ft. Worth.
The tournament is scheduled to be concluded today--the first time a PGA Tour event has gone to an extra day since a playoff in the 1991 Doral Open.
Simpson had seven holes to play and his closest pursuers, Hale Irwin and Nick Price, five each when play was halted at 6:17 p.m. CDT because of an approaching thunderstorm. The day’s play was declared over 38 minutes later.
Simpson, who set a 54-hole scoring record in taking a four-stroke lead, was 14 under for the tournament. Irwin was 13 under, Price 12 under.
Final-round play was delayed 2 hours 31 minutes Sunday morning, long before the leaders’ tee times.
At Malvern, Pa., Lee Trevino shot a two-under 68 on one of the most difficult golf courses on the Senior Tour to win the Bell Atlantic Classic for the second time in three years. Trevino finished at four-under 206 for a two-shot victory over Mike Hill.
At Corning, N.Y., Beth Daniel made a remarkable birdie on the final hole to win the LPGA Corning Classic by one shot over third-round leader Nancy Ramsbottom and Stephanie Farwig. Daniel drove left on the 18th hole, then had to skim a four-iron along the ground to the green from about 100 yards out. She sank a 12-foot putt for a round of three-under 69 and a 10-under total of 278 at the Corning Country Club.
At Frisco, Tex., Patty Sheehan became the biggest single-event money-winner in women’s golf history, collecting $285,000 over the two days of the LPGA JC Penney Skins Game. Sheehan won five skins and $145,000 in the final nine holes after capturing six skins and $140,000 Saturday.