MADISON, Miss. -- Six players are tied atop a crowded leaderboard midway through the second round of the Sanderson Farms Championship.
Vaughn Taylor, Fabian Gomez, Paul Stankowski, Troy Matteson and Kyle Reifers are tied at 10 under in the clubhouse.
First-round leader Daniel Summerhays also is at 10 under but only completed eight holes in the round Friday.
The six have plenty of company behind them, with eight players within two strokes.
Play was delayed for the second straight day at Annandale Golf Club because of lightning close to the course. The afternoon session was unable to finish after a delay that lasted more than two hours.
Stankowski is the most unlikely name among the leaders. The veteran is playing in his first PGA Tour event of the season and hasn't won since 1997.
Stankowski needed only 25 putts to get through the first round, which he finished early Friday. He wasn't as good in the second round, with 30 putts, but he made the crucial ones that helped him stay among the leaders.
"I've enjoyed it. It's all a process," Stankowski said. "I'm 43. I'm still learning and it's fun. I hope I can continue to roll it well and hit some quality shots and see what happens."
The leader had plenty of company behind them, with eight players within two strokes.
The wet conditions and lack of wind have led to friendly course conditions for low scores. The only major obstacle is the heat -- temperatures climbed into the low 90s during the afternoon and there was oppressive humidity.
Summerhays continues to play well after a good showing at the John Deere Classic last week, where he tied for fourth after leading going into the final round. The 29-year-old birdied Nos. 5 and 7 before darkness enveloped Annandale.
* U.S. AMATEUR PUBLIC LINKS: At Lorton, Va, Oklahoma State sophomore Jordan Niebrugge and California junior Michael Kim each won two matches in hot conditions at Laurel Hill to advance to the 36-hole final in the U.S. Amateur Public Links.
Niebrugge, from Mequon, Wis., edged 16-year-old Dou Zecheng of China 1 up in the morning quarterfinals, and beat James Erkenbeck of San Diego 3 and 2 in the afternoon semifinals.
Kim, a Walker Cup player from Del Mar, Calif., beat Robby Shelton IV of Wilmer, Ala., 1 up in the quarterfinals, and topped Eric Sugimoto of San Diego 4 and 3 in the semifinals.
The tournament is limited to players who don't hold privileges at any course that doesn't extend playing privileges to the general public. The winner will get a spot next year in the Masters, if still an amateur
* AMERICAN CENTURY CHAMPIONSHIP: At Stateline, Nev., former NFL quarterback Mark Rypien had an eagle and three birdies Friday to take a two-point lead after the first round of the American Century Championship.
Rypien finished with 27 points at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course under the modified Stableford scoring system that awards graduated points for pars or better.
Actor Lucas Black was second with 25 points, followed by former NFL quarterback Chris Chandler with 24. Former Denver quarterback John Elway, Golden State guard Steph Curry and former NHL player Jeremy Roenick were tied for fourth place with 22 points.
* CREAMER, RECARI, WALSH LEAD MARATHON; PARK LURKING: At Sylvania, Ohio, former winner Paula Creamer shares the lead and top-ranked Inbee Park is lurking nearby through the second round of the Marathon Classic.
Creamer, who five years ago won what was then referred to as the Jamie Farr LPGA stop, shot a 3-under 68 on Friday on the heels of an opening 66 to pull even with Beatriz Recari and Alison Walshe at 8-under 134 at the tournament's midpoint.
Recari, who picked up her second career tour win earlier this year, had the day's low round with a 65. Walshe, the first-round leader, shot 69.
Park, a six-time winner already this year including all three major championships, is two shots off the lead along with top amateur Lydia Ko. Defending champ So Yeon Ryu is another stroke back.