Van der Walt leads as play suspended in Kansas

Jun 27, 2015 - 3:59 AM Wichita, KS ( - Dawie van der Walt fired a 3-under 67 Friday and held a 1-shot lead when second-round play was suspended due to darkness at the Air Capital Classic.

The start of the second round was delayed three hours due to storms, which in turn caused play to later be suspended due to darkness. There are 24 players left that need to finish their second rounds on the North Course at Crestview Country Club and they will continue Saturday at 8:30 a.m. ET.

Van der Walt finished 36 holes at 9-under-par 131. He is seeking his second career victory on the Tour, with his first win coming earlier in the season at the Chile Classic.

Miguel A. Carballo shot a 65 and finished his second round at 8-under 132. He is tied for second with Andy Winings, who sits at minus-8 through 14 holes.

First-round leader Seamus Power (70) is tied for fourth at 7-under 133 with Scott Gutschewski (66), Brett Stegmaier (66), Matt Mabrey (67) and D.H. Lee (69).

Van der Walt was flawless in his second round. He started on the front nine and rattled off six straight pars to start. His first birdie at the par-4 seventh had van der Walt in red figures.

Another stretch of six straight pars from eight took van der Walt around the turn before he drained his second birdie at the par-5 14th. Three more pars from 15 preceded van der Walt's final birdie at the par-4 18th, completing his bogey-free round.

"I'm just trying to do my own thing and not worry too much about the leaderboard," said van der Walt. "I've got a number in my head that I want to get to, and that's all I can do and worry about. I can't worry about what the other guys are doing."

Carballo played the back nine first and holed four straight pars to start. An eagle at the par-5 14th had Carballo off and rolling as he later made a birdie at 17.

Around the turn, Carballo made quick work of the closing nine as he made seven pars and birdies on two and seven to finish up his bogey-free day.

"I'm playing well and I gave myself a lot of chances and to come away without any bogeys is always good," Carballo said. "The idea is just not to give up too many shots to whoever is leading."

Winings made his first birdie at the par-5 second and later rolled in back-to- back birdies at seven and eight. He made five straight pars from 10 before pulling within one of the lead with a birdie on 14 before play was called for the day.

NOTES: The last groups on the course are through 14 holes ... Van der Walt also has two career victories on the European Tour ... Carballo hit just one of 14 fairways in his second round ... John Mallinger withdrew during his second round due to back problems ... Timothy Madigan was disqualified for signing an incorrect scorecard.

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