SILVIS — Michael Kim took a four-shot lead Friday at the John Deere Classic in the Quad Cities, which was suspended twice because of weather concerns.
Kim, who is winless in 84 career PGA Tour starts, was 16-under through 35 holes, with the second round to be completed Saturday morning.
Kim birdied eight of his first 14 holes without a bogey to race past first-round leader Steve Wheatcroft, who shot 68. Wheatcroft was 12-under along with David Hearn (64) and Johnson Wagner (66).
Francesco Molinari was 11-under along with Matt Jones and Bronson Burgoon, who made two eagles on Friday and was 8-under for the round with three holes to play.
The 24-year-old Kim, a former standout at Cal, pushed his lead to three shots by hitting a wedge from 111 yards to within 5 feet for birdie on the par-4 13th.
Kim, who had missed the cut in 14 of 22 starts this season, followed that up with a 13-footer for birdie on the par-4 14th.
Local favorite Zach Johnson, who won at the Quad Cities in 2012 and has seven top-5 finishes at TPC Deere Run, shot a 70 to move to 3-under, just inside the projected cut line.
Friday's round was delayed by nearly an hour because of poor weather. It was resumed and then called because of another batch of storms that descended on the area.
Davies, Johnson lead U.S. Senior Women's Open: British golfers Laura Davies and Trish Johnson recovered from rough stretches after two rounds of the inaugural U.S. Senior Women's Open. Both stand at 4-under par 142 through 36 holes.
"I said to Laura yesterday, you have a chance to win if you don't make doubles (bogeys)," Johnson said. "And of course, I made a double today and you've got to keep those off your card."
Johnson had an eagle on the par-5 fourth hole to cap a comeback, after starting on the back nine and slipping to even par for the round. She finished with a 2-under 71 in the sweltering heat at Chicago Golf Club.
Davies struggled early on the back nine with a double bogey at 11, and fell to even-par overall before four birdies in six holes put her back at the top of the leaderboard.
Juli Inkster is third at 1-under 145 after a 71. Danielle Ammaccapane fought back with a 71 after a rough first round and trails by four shots.
First-round leader Elaine Crosby trails by six strokes after shooting a 5-over 78.