June 21, 2019

American trio lead as Huangshan Championship reduced to 54-hole event

HUANGSHAN, China—The Huangshan Championship has been reduced to a 54-hole event as heavy rain forced tee times to be pushed forward for a second consecutive day with only a few players able to start their second rounds. After the first round was completed Friday morning, American David Kocher maintained his one-shot lead which he set Thursday. Kocher has yet to begin his second round but Americans Douglas Quinones and Sejun Yoon have now joined Kocher at 7-under, before officials suspended play at 6:44 p.m., due to darkness.

Yoon is 3-under through six holes and Quinones is 1-under through three holes are are just two of 41 players to have started their second round. The second round is scheduled to resume Saturday at 7:30 a.m while the second round afternoon waves will start at approximatey 10:40 a.m.

China’s Dinggen Chen is 1-under through three holes and lies in solo fourth. American Brad Gehl is also 1-under through three holes and lies in fifth along with Japan’s Keisuke Otawa (1-over through 3 holes), and South Korea’s Woojin Jung, who has yet to start his second round.