Published: Tue, May 09, 2017
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Johnson struggles in wind in second round at Wells Fargo


Billy Hurley III and Seamus Power of Ireland did their best to figure out the strong gusts and wound up atop the leaderboard at the end of a long day.

A violent storm overnight and into Friday morning dumped almost two inches of rain on Eagle Point Golf Club in Wilmington, N.C., and forced a three-hour delay.

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World number one Dustin Johnson, playing his first tournament since pulling out of the Masters with a back injury suffered in a fall, was two-over for the round through 13 holes - five shots off the lead. Eighteen players, including world No. 1 Johnson, are within four shots of the lead.

But before he could finish his round, weather forced the tournament to suspend Round 2 play until Saturday morning, leaving Wilcox staring at a 4-over scorecard for the evening.

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He played the front nine in two-under 34, added two more birdies at 10 and 12, they bogeyed the par-4 14th. Instead of making up ground, he made the cut with no shots to spare.

After hitting his tee shot into the water, Johnson took a drop, almost chipped in for par and after making a short putt for bogey, he turned and threw that ball in the water as well. He was at 1-under 143.

Hurley was pleased to maintain his share of the lead with a tough par at his final hole - the ninth - which was playing straight into the wind. "Thankfully, with the rain it was softer".

Moon, who started five shots behind Khongwatmai, reeled off four birdies to draw level with the Thai teenager at the turn, but had to settle for second after recording two bogeys against a lone birdie on the back nine. The green is exposed as much as any at Eagle Point, and he holed a 10-foot par putt. His approach into the wind on No. 9 was off to the right, and his pitch came up short leading to bogey.

Murray was the only player to reach 7 under until he finished with back-to-back bogeys.

Yin had a 4-up lead after seven holes, and that was the margin after her birdie win on the par-5 11th.

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