Yani Tseng of Chinese Taipei tees off on the second hole during the third round of the Marathon Classic golf tournament at Highland Meadows Golf Club in Sylvania, Ohio, Saturday, July 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)
Rick Osentoski
August 28, 2015

PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) Yani Tseng closed with an eagle and a birdie for an 8-under 64 and a one-stroke lead Friday in the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic.

Tseng hit a 6-iron to 4 feet to set up the eagle on the par-5 eighth hole just before play was delayed for about 90 minutes because of lightning and rain, then took the outright lead on the par-4 ninth with her sixth birdie of the day.

Ranked No. 1 in the world for 109 weeks, the 26-year-old Taiwanese player has slipped to 75th and is winless in 85 events since the 2012 Kia Classic. The 15-time tour winner tied for second in March in the LPGA Thailand for her only top-10 finish of the year.

Tseng reached 10-under 134 on the links-style Senator Course with her lowest round since a 63 in the 2013 LPGA Thailand.

Austin Ernst was second after a 65.

Thirty-nine players were unable to finish the round because of more rain and darkness.

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HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)