Quinney Leads Suspended NWide Event

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Nationwide TourLIVERMORE, Calif. -- One day after play was suspended due to darkness, rain moved in Friday and forced the suspension of play at the inaugural Livermore Valley Wine Country Championship.
 
The first round was completed earlier on Friday. The second round was halted for the day at 7:23 p.m. (ET) due to rain. The round is tentatively schedule to resume at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, but more rain is in the forecast.
 
Jeff Quinney, the 2000 U.S. Amateur champion, remains atop the leaderboard at 9-under-par 135. He leads Tripp Isenhour by four strokes as Isenhour is minus-5 with one hole left in his second round. Craig Bowden also stands at minus-5 through 11 holes of his second round.
 
Paul Sheehan and Matthew Jones each carded rounds of 3-under 69 Friday and they share fourth place at 3-under-par 141.
 
Quinney played the back nine first on Friday. He posted a birdie on the 11th to get to 6 under. However, he gave that stroke back with a bogey on the par-4 18th.
 
The 27-year-old parred the first four holes of his second nine. Quinney then ran off four birdies over his final five holes to pull four clear.
 
Jim McGovern and Ken Duke each shot 71 for the second straight day and are at minus-2 and tied for sixth. Chad Collins is also minus-2 through 13 holes of his second round.
 
Darron Stiles, a three-time winner on the Nationwide Tour, fired the low round of the day with a 5-under 67. He stands at 1-under-par 143 and was joined there by Tom Scherrer (70), Tom Johnson (73), Craig Lile (70), Fran Quinn (68) and Matt Bettencourt (73).
 
Gabriel Hjertstedt (14 holes) and Johnson Wagner (12 holes) are also at minus- 1, but have several holes remaining on their second round.
 
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