VIKING CLASSIC: At Madison, Miss., David Branshaw made 11 straight pars in a swirling wind, then birdied his final two holes to take a one-stroke lead over Bill Haas and former champion Cameron Beckman in the Viking Classic.Branshaw, in his third year on the PGA Tour at age 37, finished 10-under 134 and is looking for his first career win. Eighteen players were within four strokes of the lead and eight others were another stroke back when play was suspended by darkness at 7:15 p.m.
NAVISTAR LPGA CLASSIC: At Prattville, Ala., Lorena Ochoa finished with three birdies and got a favorable rules decision to stay within striking distance of Stacy Prammanasudh at the Navistar LPGA Classic.
Prammanasudh rolled in a 12-foot eagle putt on the par-5 eighth hole at Capitol Hill's Senator Course en route to a 4-under-par 68 that left her at 13-under 131, three strokes ahead of Ochoa.
Ochoa, seeking her fourth straight victory, finished with a 68. After her round, LPGA rules official Jane Reynolds was summoned to the scoring tent about an incident on the second hole in which Ochoa's ball oscillated on the green as she went to tap it in for a par.
"I didn't cause the ball to move because I didn't ground my club, so there was no penalty," Ochoa said. "I kind of knew but I just wanted to get word from an official to make sure."