Rain stops first round of Connecticut event

Michael Bradley had a one-stroke lead when first-round play in the Travelers Championship was suspended for the day Thursday.

Bradley was 6 under with two holes remaining when play was stopped at 11:30 a.m. EDT at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Conn.

“You know what, it’s unfortunate,” Bradley said. “The course is unplayable. There’s a lot of water on the course.”

Officials hoped to resume play in the late afternoon, but another shower forced more delays and officials eventually decided to restart play this morning.

“All the good work they’d done, they lost,” said PGA Tour official Mark Russell said of the maintenance staff.

Russell said officials hope to play from 7 a.m. to sunset today and be back on schedule to finish on Sunday. But the forecast called for more rain.


Top-ranked Yani Tseng shot a 6-under 66 to take a one-stroke lead over Paula Creamer in the first round of the LPGA Championship in Pittsford, N.Y.

Meena Lee and Angela Stanford were at 4 under, and Morgan Pressel, Stacy Lewis, Ryann O’Toole, Amy Hung and Hee Young Park were at 3 under.

Play was halted in the early evening by a severe thunderstorm with 58 players still on the course.


Henrik Stenson shot an 8-under 64 in rainy weather to take a one-shot lead after the opening round of the BMW International Open in Munich, Germany.

The Swedish star managed seven birdies and an eagle to go along with a lone bogey.


THIS WEEK: PGA Tour’s Travelers Championship, through Sunday, TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, Conn.

Gonzales’ first-round score: 2 over through 11 holes.

Position: Gonzales is tied for 65th, eight strokes behind leader Michael Bradley (6 under through 16 holes).

Recap: The Capital High School graduate started with a pair of three-putt bogeys before getting his lone birdie at the third hole. He played 11 holes before a late-morning rainstorm suspended play.

Today: The first round will resume at 4 a.m. PDT.

Todd Milles, staff writer