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Weather disrupts schedule at Zurich Classic

Curtis Luck is doing best of the Australians to date. (Photo: Henry Peters)
The Zurich Classic of New Orleans has struck major weather problems and, as a result, is now significantly behind schedule at the completion of play on day two.

Play will resume on Saturday morning (Louisiana Time) after darkness brought a halt to play on Friday evening with nearly half of the 80-team field yet to complete their second rounds which were being played in the alternate shot format.

When play was called today Billy Hurley 11 and Peter Malnati lead the way at 14 under par by one shot over Russell Knox and Brian Stuard  

With so many teams still to complete round two, however, things are likely to change dramatically tomorrow, some with as many as 16 holes to play, there is a long way to go before second round leader-boards are finalised.

Curtis Luck with his partner, Hank Lebioda, is the best of the Australians at this stage, the pair at 11 under, three from the lead and in a share of 9th place although that will change dramatically tomorrow, especially given so many teams will likely have the advantage of early morning conditions to complete round two.

Both Luck and Lebioda are rookies on the PGA Tour this season, neither has set the world on fire thus far although they have combined well, especially today in the more difficult foursomes when producing seven birdies in their round of 66.

Matt Jones and J.J. Spaun are tied for 28th and Rod Pampling are John Senden tied for 37th, although they have completed their round and can do no better and appear as if they may well miss the weekend.

Jason Day and Adam Scott, the pre-tournament favourites, are also tied for 37th but they are through just seven holes of round two and have time to improve.

2017 champions Cameron Smith and Jonas Blixt have also finished their rounds at 6 under and will miss the final 36 holes it would seem as will Cameron Davis and Kyle Jones.   

 

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