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Svensson leads delay-marred Championship | The West Australian

Canadian Adam Svensson fired a five-under-par 67 to hold a two-shot lead when play was suspended due to darkness at the Barbasol Championship.

Lingering fog at Keene Trace Golf Club delayed the start of the second round by two hours on Friday morning.

Inclement weather then interrupted players early in the afternoon. The round featured a total of five hours and 22 minutes of delays.

Play will resume 8:30 a.m. local time Saturday with the conclusion of the second round. Seventy-six players still had to finish their second rounds. As of Friday night, the cut line was projected at five under.

Trey Mullinax made a 19-foot birdie putt at the par-4 13th hole before heading to the clubhouse, pushing him out of a large tie and into sole possession of second place at 13 under for the tournament.

Behind him, seven players were tied for third at 12 under, including Brandon Hagy, who shot a 62 for the low round of the day.

Mark Hubbard (67) and Frenchman Robin Roussel (68) also stood at 12 under through two complete rounds.

Svensson had a 62 Thursday and stayed in the driver’s seat with seven birdies and two bogeys on Friday. The 28-year-old has yet to win on tour but has two top-10 finishes this season.

The delays were “obviously a little bit annoying because you kind of get out of the routine and stuff like that, but yeah, you kind of do the same thing, same game plan,” Svensson said.

“Obviously I knew that shooting 10 under yesterday, I’m not going to do that again today, so I just tried to get it around in something close to that.”

Cameron Percy is at three under for the round after after nine holes and is nine under for the tournament.

He is tied 23rd and the best of the Australians with Aaron Baddeley two strokes further back.

Baddeley was four under after 11 holes on Friday and tied 35th when play was suspended.

The Barbasol Championship is being co-sanctioned by the DP World Tour for the first time, just as this week’s Scottish Open is being co-sanctioned by the PGA Tour.

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