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Kevin Streelman shot a 1-under 70 and is tied at 6 under after two rounds at the RBC Heritage in Harbour Town Golf Links in Hilton Head Island, S.C.
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3 battle through wind to tie for lead at Harbour Town

– Kevin Streelman looks ready to make contending at PGA Tour events a habit, while Brandt Snedeker was poised for an early exit at the RBC Heritage in the rain-delayed second round Friday.

Streelman, who won his first tour title last month at the Tampa Bay Championships, shot a 1-under 70 before the wind picked up at Harbour Town Golf Links. He was tied at 6 under with Charley Hoffman and 34-year-old rookie Steve LeBrun.

Hoffman, like Streelman, followed an opening 66 with a 70. LeBrun shot his second straight 68.

Luke Donald and Bill Haas were a stroke back. Donald had a 68, and Haas shot 69.

The biggest surprise was Snedeker, at No. 5 the highest-ranked player in the field. Days after leading the Masters on Sunday before faltering, the 2011 Harbour Town winner opened with a 73 and had a 71 Friday to finish at 2 over – one over the projected cut line.

Seventeen players were unable to finish. The rain was forecast to continue overnight before the front moves out to sea and brings cooler temperatures – but no rain.

Streelman had three birdies in his first four holes. He added a final birdie on the par-5 15th and parred out to move on top and put himself in contention on the tricky, narrow fairways and small greens of Harbour Town.

CHAMPIONS: In Duluth, Ga., Bart Bryant and David Frost topped the first-round leader board in the Champions Tour’s rain-delayed Greater Gwinnett Championship.

There were 57 players still on the TPC Sugarloaf course when the round was suspended because of darkness. Bryant completed a 4-under 68, and Frost was 4 under with five holes left. The first round will be completed today, followed by the second round.

LPGA: In Kapolei, Hawaii, Suzann Pettersen shot a 4-under 68 at wind-swept Ko Olina to maintain a one-stroke lead after the third round of the LPGA Lotte Championship.

South Korea’s Hee Kyung Seo was second after a 66. Former Fort Wayne resident Amanda Blemenherst shot a 3-over 75 for a three-day total of 2-over 218.

EUROPEAN: In Valencia, Spain, Peter Uihlein of the United States shot a 4-under 68 to take a one-shot lead after the second round of the Spanish Open.

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