x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 22 July 2017

Lightning stops play at Sun City Challenge

The Swede Henrik Stenson was still in a five-shot lead when lightning forced a delay in play in the second round of the Sun City Challenge.

SUN CITY, South Africa // The Swede Henrik Stenson was still in a five-shot lead when lightning forced a delay in play in the second round of the Sun City Challenge at the Gary Player Country Club. Stenson had just completed the first nine holes in 34 strokes, two under par, with superb approach play bringing him birdies on the par-five second and ninth holes and on the par-four fifth. Stenson, 32, followed up his course-record-equalling 63 on the first day by moving to 11-under-par overall.

The South African Rory Sabbatini, the South Korean KJ Choi and the European number one Robert Karlsson were the chasing pack trying to make a charge. Sabbatini also went out in 34 shots to move to six-under-par, while Choi and Karlsson both fired four birdies and did not drop any shots on their way to four-under-par overall. *Reuters