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New Zealand PGA shortened to 36 holes

ASSOCIATED PRESS

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — Rain washed out play again Saturday in the New Zealand PGA Championship, forcing organizers to reduce the Nationwide and Australasian tour event to 36 holes with a proposed Sunday finish.

After rain wiped out all play Friday, 51 players managed to start the second round Saturday, but were forced from the Clearwater course less than two hours later when more heavy rain hit the area.

Canadian David Hearn and Americans Darron Stiles and Matt Bettencourt shot 6-under-par 66s on Thursday to share the first-round lead. Americans D.A. Points, Rick Price and Dave Schultz were a stroke back.

Weather permitting, all 156 players will play Sunday.

However, officials said the win won’t count as an official victory and the champion will not gain exempt status on the Nationwide Tour through 2009.

“It’s obviously been a terrible week for everyone,” said Andrew Langford-Jones, the director of tournaments for the Australasian tour.

“We are trying to do all we can to make this as good an event as we can, but the one thing we cannot control is the weather.”

Scores with relation to par from the firstround of the HSBC New Zealand PGA Championship, played Feb. 14 at thepar-72, 7,137-yard Clearwater Country Club in Harewood, Christchurch,New Zealand (Note: Round 2 play was suspended due to inclement weather. The tournament has been shortened to 36 holes and will resume Sunday.):

1. David Hearn 66

-6 1. Darron Stiles 66

-6 1. Matt Bettencourt 66

-6 4. D.A. Points 67

-5 4. Rick Price 67

-5 4. Dave Schultz 67

-5 7. David McKenzie 68

-4 7. Hunter Haas 68

-4 7. Ashley Hall 68

-4 7. Kris Blanks 68

-4 7. Doug Holloway 68

-4 7. Garth Mulroy 68

-4 13. Sebastian Fernandez 69

-3 13. Aron Price 69

-3 13. Bret Guetz 69

-3 13. David Smail 69

-3 13. Brad Lamb 69

-3 13. Steven Jeffress 69

-3 13. Mitchell Brown 69

-3 13. Shane Baxter 69

-3 13. Chris Kirk 69

-3 13. Adam Crawford 69

-3 13. Marc Leishman 69

-3 13. Jarrod Moseley 69

-3 13. Matthew Zions 69

-3 26. Anthony Brown 70

-2 26. Bryan DeCorso 70

-2 26. Anthony Doyle 70

-2 26. Matt Hansen 70

-2 26. Peter O'Malley 70

-2 26. Tripp Isenhour 70

-2 26. Jeff Brehaut 70

-2 26. David Diaz 70

-2 26. Greg Chalmers 70

-2 26. Terry Price 70

-2 26. Joe Daley 70

-2 26. Ricky Barnes 70

-2 26. Keoke Cotner 70

-2 26. Brad Fritsch 70

-2 26. Chris Nallen 70

-2 26. Spencer Levin 70

-2 26. Michael Campbell 70

-2 26. Daniel Summerhays 70

-2 26. Jeremy Anderson 70

-2 26. Bronson La'Cassie 70

-2 26. Tee McCabe 70

-2 26. Tony Christie 70

-2 26. Ewan Porter 70

-2 26. Jason Enloe 70

-2 50. Paul Gow 71

-1 50. David Morland 71

-1 50. Grant Waite 71

-1 50. Brendon De Jonge 71

-1 50. Scott Dunlap 71

-1 50. Andrew Tschudin 71

-1 50. D.H. Lee 71

-1 50. Terry Pilkadaris 71

-1 50. Mark Purser 71

-1 50. Brendan Steele 71

-1 50. Cameron Percy 71

-1 50. Jarrod Lyle 71

-1 50. Jeff Klauk 71

-1 50. Kim Felton 71

-1 50. Peter Tomasulo 71

-1 65. Ryan Howison 72

E 65. Scott Parel 72

E 65. Anthony Summers 72

E 65. Peter Wilson 72

E 65. Paul Marantz 72

E 65. Brad Weesner 72

E 65. Andrew Dodt 72

E 65. Gibby Gilbert 72

E 65. Scott Laycock 72

E 65. Roger Tambellini 72

E 65. David Mathis 72

E 65. Won Joon Lee 72

E 65. Kelly Grunewald 72

E 65. Wade Ormsby 72

E 65. Kurt Barnes 72

E 65. Ryan Hietala 72

E 65. Bradley Iles 72

E 82. D.J. Brigman 73
+ 1 82. Bradley Hughes 73
+ 1 82. Mathew Holten 73
+ 1 82. Fabian Gomez 73
+ 1 82. Gabriel Hjertstedt 73
+ 1 82. Miguel Angel Carballo 73
+ 1 82. Mahal Pearce 73
+ 1 82. Rick Kulacz 73
+ 1 82. Brad Kennedy 73
+ 1 82. Grant Moorhead 73
+ 1 82. Wayne Perske 73
+ 1 82. Josh Geary 73
+ 1 82. Ian Leggatt 73
+ 1 82. Michael Long 73
+ 1 82. Marcus Cain 73
+ 1 82. Bubba Dickerson 73
+ 1 82. Scott Gordon 73
+ 1 82. Brad Shilton 73
+ 1 82. Bill Lunde 73
+ 1 82. B.J. Staten 73
+ 1 82. Nick Malinowski 73
+ 1 82. Steven Jones 73
+ 1 82. Kevin Chun 73
+ 1 82. Casey Wittenberg 73
+ 1 106. Chris Downes 74
+ 2 106. Ed Stedman 74
+ 2 106. Steve Collins 74
+ 2 106. Keith Clearwater 74
+ 2 106. Jim Herman 74
+ 2 106. Josh McCumber 74
+ 2 106. Chris Parra 74
+ 2 106. James Nitties 74
+ 2 106. Tyler Williamson 74
+ 2 106. Bryce Molder 74
+ 2 106. Michael Putnam 74
+ 2 106. Jason Schultz 74
+ 2 106. Matthew Ballard 74
+ 2 106. Michael Brennan 74
+ 2 106. Andrew Pitt 74
+ 2 106. Lee Curry 74
+ 2 106. Scott Gardiner 74
+ 2 123. Euan Walters 75
+ 3 123. Paul Donahoo 75
+ 3 123. Lucas Parsons 75
+ 3 123. Tim Wood 75
+ 3 123. Steven Bowditch 75
+ 3 123. Ryan Haller 75
+ 3 123. Luke Hickmott 75
+ 3 123. J.J. Killeen 75
+ 3 123. Andrew Johnson 75
+ 3 123. Michael Boyd 75
+ 3 123. Scott Draper 75
+ 3 123. Adam Bland 75
+ 3 123. Michael Wright 75
+ 3 136. Jonathan Fricke 76
+ 4 136. David Gossett 76
+ 4 136. Anders Hultman 76
+ 4 136. Matthew Every 76
+ 4 136. Brian Smock 76
+ 4 136. Chris Campbell 76
+ 4 136. Rob Bradley 76
+ 4 143. Todd Fischer 77
+ 5 143. Jon Turcott 77
+ 5 143. Chris Baryla 77
+ 5 143. Andrew Tampion 77
+ 5 143. Phil Tataurangi 77
+ 5 143. Peter Senior 77
+ 5 143. Aaron Townsend 77
+ 5 143. Scott Gutschewski 77
+ 5 143. Kyle Reifers 77
+ 5 152. Tim Wise 78
+ 6 152. Josh Carmichael 78
+ 6 154. Michael Curtain 80
+ 8 154. Heath Reed 80
+ 8 156. Lee M. Williamson 81
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