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Rankin Kim Tied as Play Called

2006 Corning ClassicTOLEDO, Ohio -- Still looking for her maiden LPGA Tour victory, Natalie Gulbis was among three leaders tied at 8 under par when play was suspended at the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic on Friday.
The final groups had completed four holes in the second round when play was suspended at 3:03 p.m. ET as thunderstorms rolled into the area.
Mi Hyun Kim
Mi Hyun Kim is vying for her second win of the season (Ginn Open).
A flash flood warning was in effect around the Sylvania area, which had already received several inches of rain on Wednesday -- precipitation that made the course soggy during Thursday's first round.
Sunny skies and warm weather are forecast for Saturday, when the second round is scheduled to re-start at 11:00 a.m. ET.
Before the weather arrived, Gulbis rolled in a 10-foot birdie putt at the par-4 ninth to tie Reilley Rankin and Mi Hyun Kim for the lead.
Rankin and Kim were already in the clubhouse at 8-under-par 134. Kim fired a 5-under 66 in her second round, while Rankin shot a 3-under 68 Friday at Highland Meadows Golf Club.
Sung Ah Yim was alone in fourth place when play was suspended, having just made the turn at minus-7.
Lorie Kane fired a 5-under 66 and shares fifth place in the clubhouse with Diana D'Alessio (69), Michelle Estill (70) and Karen Weiss (69). Paula Creamer and first-round leader Liselotte Neumann were also at minus-6 through 11 holes.
Annika Sorenstam went 2 under through 11 holes of her second round and was among a group of seven players tied for 14th place at 4 under.
Se Ri Pak -- a four-time champion here -- was also at minus-4 through 11 holes.
The projected cut stood at plus-1 when play was suspended. Among those on the outside looking in at the moment is defending champion Heather Young, who won as Heather Bowie last year.
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