LATEST FROM OFFICIALS (3:00 p.m. Malaysia): Players returned to the course and the horns blew to resume at 3:01 p.m. .
The second round of the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia was suspended at 11:10 a.m. local time due to dangerous conditions at TPC Kuala Lumpur. Horns blew to pull the players off the course with lightning detected in the area. Rules officials first notified the players that the next update will take place at 12:15 p.m. local (12:15 a.m. eastern). The 12:15 p.m. update informed players that play was still suspended and the next update would come at 12:45. There is a light rain still coming down in Malaysia as the back half of the storm approaches TPC Kuala Lumpur. Officials also made players aware that once an "all clear" is given, the maintenance staff will need approximately 30-45 minutes to clear debris off the fairways and putting greens before play resumes.
As of 12:45, officials explained that lightning was still in the area so the next update would come at 1:15. The threat of lightning continues to lurk so play remains on hold as of the latest update at 1:15. The next update comes at 1:45. The threat of lightning still remains so the next update will come at 2:15.
At 2:15 p.m., officials finally delivered the all clear on the lightning and practice facilities opened. Play is scheduled to resume at 3:00 p.m. and players will head onto the course at 2:45 p.m.
After a three hour and 50 minute delay, play did resume at 3:00 p.m.
Defending champion Shanshan Feng is 2-under through five holes and has moved into sole possession of the lead at 7-under. First-round leader Lydia Ko is 2-over through four and has dropped to a tie for fourth. American Stacy Lewis is having the round of the day thus far. She made four birdies on her outward nine and is 5-under through 13. She has climbed from a tie from a tie for 32nd to a tie for fourth. Lewis turned in an even-par, 71 on Thursday. She is a 12-time winner on the LPGA.
Stay tuned for updates on the resumption of round two.