Chesters leads, as bad weather suspends play early

England’s Ashley Chesters leads the weather-affected Andalucia Valderrama Masters by one-shot, after scoring a first round five-under-par 66, on Friday afternoon.

Due to the inclement weather, no player has yet to complete two rounds and play is set to resume on Saturday morning.

Chesters, who was not able to start his second round on Friday, was a shot clear of nearest challengers – Frenchman Gregory Bourdy, who also did not start his second round, and Scot Marc Warren on four-under, after nine holes of his second round, having scored a first round 69.

Spain’s Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño is among the large group in third on three under after seven holes, of his second round, with the likes of countryman Alvaro Quiros, Welshman Oliver Farr, defending champion Sergio Garcia and Australian Jason Scrivener.

Leading Friday scores at weather-affected Andalucía Valderrama Masters:

1 ENG Ashley Chesters -5 66

T2 SCO Marc Warren -4 69
T2 FRA Gregory Bourdy -4 67

T4 ESP Alvaro Quiros -3 68
T4 ESP Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano -3 70
T4 WAL Oliver Farr -3 68
T4 AUS Jason Scrivener -3 68
T4 ESP Sergio Garcia -3 68

T9 RSA Darren Fichardt -2 69
T9 AUS Jason Norris -2 69
T9 ESP Jorge Campillo -2 69
T9 ENG Matthew Nixon -2 69
T9 FIN Mikko Korhonen -2 69
T9 SCO Richie Ramsay -2 69
T9 IRL Shane Lowry -2 69

T16 ENG Richard McEvoy -1 72
T16 USA Paul Peterson -1 70
T16 ITA Nino Bertasio -1 70
T16 KOR Rak Cho -1 70