BETHESDA, Md. (AP) Jeff Overton doesn't feel like a different player than the guy who could couldn't make it to the weekend on the PGA Tour over the last two months. Funny how seeing the ball go in the hole changes everything.
Overton continued his one-week turnaround Friday with a 5-under 65, giving him a share of the lead with Tom Pernice Jr. in the AT&T National before storms rained on the Fourth of July atmosphere at Congressional and interrupted the second round.
Overton and Pernice, who matched the course record on a soft, still day at Congressional with a 63, were at 9-under 131.
Anthony Kim, living up to his billing as the next young threat in golf, appeared poised to catch the leaders until a 1 1/2-hour storm delay that slowed his momentum. A bogey on the par-5 ninth gave him a 67, three shots behind with Cliff Kresge (65).
LPGA TOUR: At Rogers, Ark., South Korea's Seon Hwa Lee birdied five of her final six holes for an 8-under 64 to take a two-shot lead at the LPGA Tour's NW Arkansas Championship.
Lee, the Ginn Tribute last month, ended with a flourish, hitting a pitching wedge from 104 yards to about 3 feet on No. 18, setting up her last birdie.
The start was delayed about five hours, bringing back memories of last September, when the inaugural event was shortened from 54 to 18 holes because of heavy rain. It rained hard early Friday morning, and the fairway below the 18th green at Pinnacle Country Club was flooded after a water hazard overflowed.
When the first groups finally started, Stacy Lewis took center stage. With a gallery of around 200 cheering her on, the former University of Arkansas star began with birdies on Nos. 1, 3 and 4. She finished with a 69 on the 6,238-yard course, four strokes worse than her tournament-best score a year ago. Because the event lasted only 18 holes last year, she didn't get credit for an official victory.
H.J. Choi (66) was second, a shot ahead of Ai Miyazato and Eun-Hee Ji. Kristy McPherson also was 5 under through 13 holes.
CHAMPIONS TOUR: At Endicott, N.Y., Joe Ozaki shot a 9-under 63, his best round in three years on the Champions Tour, to take a two-shot lead over Argentina's Eduardo Romero in the Dick's Sporting Goods Open.
Joey Sindelar, Ronnie Black and Fulton Allem were tied for third at 66, while John Harris, Des Smyth, Bobby Wadkins and Morris Hatalsky were another shot back.
Bernhard Langer, second on the Champions Tour in earnings and playing the En-Joie Golf Club course for the first time, shot a 73.
R.W. Eaks, who won the first edition of this event a year ago with a 17-under total of 199, had a 75 while playing on two bum knees.
EUROPEAN TOUR: At Ash, England, England's Ross Fisher shot a 4-under 68 to take a one-stroke lead over Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell in the European Open.
Fisher had a 13-under 131 total on The London Golf Club's Heritage Course. He opened with a course-record 63 on Thursday.
McDowell shot a 67. Spain's Sergio Garcia (64) was third at 9 under.