VIENNA, OHIO, JULY 22 -- Beth Daniel sloshed through heavy rain to hold par for five holes today, maintaining a two-stroke lead until play was suspended during the final round of the LPGA Phar-Mor Youngstown Classic.

Play is slated to be completed Monday. If the course is not playable, Daniel would win because she led by two strokes after two rounds of the 54-hole event.

Despite many players having to remain here, officials at Bethesda (Md.) Country Club, site of this week's LPGA Championship, said Monday's 8 a.m. pro-am will go on.

Among the players who will miss the pro-am because they have to finish here is Nancy Lopez.

"We're doing our best to fill the {pro-am} field with quality players," said LPGA Championship Executive Director Hal Seward. The pro-am at Bethesda will be followed by practice rounds starting at 12:30. Grounds tickets for Bethesda's Monday session are $5. Gates open at 7 a.m.

In the Phar-Mor tournament, balls on the course were marked when play stopped, and players will return to those spots Monday.

Through 41 holes, Daniel was at 10-under-par 154, following complete rounds of 65 and 69.

Patty Sheehan had two birdies in five holes today, gaining a three-way tie for second at 156 with Danielle Ammaccapane and Debbie Massey, who both made five pars today. Nancy Brown and Ayako Okamoto are at 157.

Rain fell much of the day, but play continued until most of the course was under water. A tornado touched down several miles away in Niles and shortly after, the round went from delayed to suspended.

"It's tough when you break up a round that way," said Daniel, who has won six times since August, twice this year. "I've been through a few of these. In Dallas {in 1980} I had to wait two days to play two holes. It's very hard to keep your concentration, keep your focus."

Sheehan, who lost a six-stroke lead on the final 36 holes at the rain-plagued U.S. Women's Open last week, birdied the third and fifth holes today and was set for a short birdie putt on No. 6 when play was stopped.

"I'm going to bed thinking about that three-footer," she said. "I've never seen it rain so hard. It's disappointing not being able to go back and finish right away. I'll just have to try to recreate what I've been doing -- just go back and plug away again."

Thirty of the 78 golfers playing the final round were able to finish. Among those, Marta Figueras-Dotti (68 -- 212) is the leader.