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Russ Cochran, Kenny Perry share lead at Senior PGA Championship | Golf

Longtime Kentucky pals Russ Cochran and Kenny Perry share the lead after two rounds of the Senior PGA Championship, the season's first major for players at least 50. Jeff Coston, a PGA teaching pro at Semiahmoo in Blaine, is tied for eighth place.

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ST. LOUIS — Longtime Kentucky pals Russ Cochran and Kenny Perry share the lead after two rounds of the Senior PGA Championship, the season's first major for players at least 50 years old.

Cochran and Perry had 5-under-par 66s Friday and are at 7 under for 36 holes.

Jeff Coston (69), a PGA teaching pro at Semiahmoo in Blaine, was tied for eighth place at 2 under. Kirk Triplett (71), a graduate of Pullman High School, was tied for 18th at 1 under.

It has been a busy week for Coston, who finished in a tie for sixth at the Washington Open Invitational in Kent on Wednesday.

"I'm 57, man. I'm on the back nine of life, trying to have a little bit of fun," Coston was quoted as saying on PGA.com. "I just don't worry about too much, just play Jeff Coston golf."

Kuchar leads

FORT WORTH, Texas — Leader Matt Kuchar was among 54 players still on the course at Colonial when second-round play in the Crowne Plaza Invitational was suspended because of an impending storm system.

Kuchar was at 10 under in the PGA Tour event and Canadian Graham DeLaet (67) was at 9 under.

"It's no fun to wake up at 4:30 to get out here and play three holes," Kuchar said of finishing the second round Saturday before his third round scheduled for later in the day.

Kuchar, at No. 13 in the world, is the highest-ranked player in the field.

Ex-Washington Huskies player Richard H. Lee (68) was tied for 52nd place at 2 under.

Players with scores of par or worse are projected to miss the cut.

Kyle Stanley (70) of Gig Harbor was tied for 112th place at 4 over. Ryan Moore of Puyallup was tied for 125th at 7 over with four holes left in his second round.

Kuchar had four birdies in his first seven holes. He had a 15-foot eagle chance at No. 1 that came up just short, then hit an approach at No. 2 that stopped inside 3 feet after ricocheting out of the cup.

"I really got off to a great start," Kuchar said. "And then I kept playing some good golf."

Other tournaments

Heather Bowie Young and Silvia Cavalleri were tied for the lead at the Bahamas Classic, an LPGA Tour event at the Ocean Club on Paradise Island.

Because of severe flooding earlier in the week, the tournament is being played on 12 holes.

Bowie Young and Cavalleri were at 6-under 39. There was a three-hour delay because of lightning and 27 players failed to finish the round.

Wendy Ward (45), who lives near Edwall, outside of Spokane, was in a group tied for 76th place that also included Kim Welch, a former Washington State Cougar.

Ex-UW Huskies player Paige Mackenzie of Yakima was tied for 115th place at 2 over.

Michael Putnam of University Place has a share of the lead in the rain-delayed Mexico Championship, a Web.com Tour event in Leon.

About half the field did not complete the second round Friday.

Putnam was at 9 under with 11 holes to play in the second round. Tyrone Van Aswegen (65) was at 9-under 135.

• Italian Francesco Molinari leads halfway through the BMW PGA Championship in Virginia Water, England.

Five 2012 European Ryder Cup players missed the cut — Rory McIlroy, Luke Donald, Ian Poulter, Graeme McDowell and Paul Lawrie.

McIlroy is ranked second in the world behind Tiger Woods, Donald is sixth and McDowell is seventh.

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