Rahm on top in PGA’s Dell
Jon Rahm made five birdies and an eagle over his last 10 holes for a 5-under 66 and a two-shot lead yesterday at the halfway point of the Dell Technologies Championship at Norton, Mass. Rahm ended the back nine with a 12-foot eagle putt and then shot 31 on the back nine to build a lead in the morning that no one could catch. He was at 9-under 133, two shots clear of Paul Casey, Adam Hadwin, Kyle Stanley and Kevin Streelman.
McCarron leads Shaw Classic
Scott McCarron eagled the par-5 18th for a 6-under 64 and a two-stroke lead in the PGA Tour Champions’ Shaw Charity Classic at Calgary, Alberta. McCarron also eagled the closing hole Friday at Canyon Meadows in an opening 63. First-round leader Kevin Sutherland, McCarron’s childhood rival in Sacramento, California, was tied for second with Miguel Angel Jimenez. Sutherland followed his opening 62 with a 67, and Jimenez shot 65.
Lewis takes lead in Portland Classic
Stacy Lewis took a three-stroke lead in the Cambia Portland Classic in her bid to make a big donation to hurricane relief in her hometown and end a long winless streak. Lewis has pledged to give her earnings to the relief efforts. The 11-time LPGA Tour champion also is trying to win for the first time since June 2014. Lewis had eight birdies in a 7-under 65 to reach 17 under at tree-lined Columbia Edgewater. Moriya Jutanugarn was second after a 66. In Gee Chun was another stroke back after a 69.
Harvic takes Southern 500 pole
Kevin Harvick accomplished his first goal at Darlington Raceway — winning the pole. The next one is to win the Southern 500 at Darlington, S.C. Harvick held off defending Darlington champion Martin Truex Jr. yesterday to capture the qualifying. Harvick ran a fast lap of 177.730 in the final round, sweeping all three segments of qualifying.
Gun Runner wins Woodward Stakes
Gun Runner showed why he was heavily favored in the Grade I, $750,000 Woodward Stakes at Saratoga Race Course. The chestnut colt grabbed the lead at the top of the stretch and won by 10 1⁄4 lengths. Gun Runner, ridden by Florent Geroux, picked up his third win in a row. The time of the race was 1:47.43. Rally Cry held second by a length and a half over Neolithic. Gun Runner paid $2.70 and $2.00. Rally Cry paid $2.10 to place. There was no show betting.— AP