Jerry Rice struggles in Nationwide event

Jerry Rice
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Sunday, April 15, 2012

HAYWARD, Calif. — Hall of Fame receiver Jerry Rice was 23-over par for 27 holes when he withdrew Friday during the second round of the Nationwide Tour's rain-delayed TPC Stonebrae Championship.

Rice shot a 16-over 86 in the completion of the suspended first round, and was 7 over on the front nine in the second round before stopping play. The tournament host missed the cut the last two years.

Ben Martin, unable to tee off in the second round, topped the leaderboard at 5 under after an opening 67.

Brian Stuard was a stroke back. He also was unable to start the second round.

Steve Friesen had the clubhouse lead at 3 under after rounds of 69 and 68.