Irishman Shane Lowry kept his nose in front at the PGA Tour’s weather-disrupted RBC Heritage, though he wasn’t able to complete his second round.
Lowry was one of many players who were unable to reach the clubhouse before darkness suspended play.
Earlier, there was a lengthy four-hour rain delay after strong storms struck the Hilton Head, South Carolina area.
• The fourth albatross of the season
• DJ positioned for the weekend
• Weathering the storm
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) April 20, 2019
When play was suspended at the Harbour Town course, Lowry held a one-shot lead on nine under par, having just made a two-putt birdie on the 15th to move to three under for his round.
That put him one stroke clear of American Trey Mullinax, technically the clubhouse leader on eight under after managing to sign for a three-under-par 68.
World No 1 Dustin Johnson, fresh from his runner-up finish at the Masters, was a shot further back on seven under alongside Emiliano Grillo after both shot four-under 67s.
“Just keep doing exactly what I’ve been doing,” Johnson said of his weekend game plan. “I’m swinging well, placing the ball where I want to. Hopefully, I can roll in a few putts over the weekend.”
Grillo easily hit the shot of the day when he holed his 254-yard second shot for an albatross on the par-5 fifth.
Lowry will join 55 other players to complete the second round on Saturday morning before starting the third.
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Brooks Koepka made a not-so-subtle dig at Bryson DeChambeau’s “anthill” moment from the first round in Memphis.
The tournament marked the resumption of the tour.
Horsfield fired an eagle and seven birdies in a second round of 63 at the Forest of Arden to share the halfway lead with Sebastian Garcia Rodriguez.
Koepka carded a superb 62 to take a two-stroke lead after the opening day.
A change in date from August to May last year placed the tournament second in line behind the Masters, in calendar terms at least.
The four-time major winner shot 62 in his opening round.
The Northern Irishman needs to win to reclaim the world number one spot from Jon Rahm.
The 56-year-old, who is already the oldest winner on Tour, shot a 64 to claim a share of second place.
Rory McIlroy is excited about the jam-packed schedule that lies ahead.