Golf Singapore Open to resume after rain
11 Nov 2011 - 07:16:53
A thunderstorm forced play to be suspended at the Barclays Singapore Open on Friday with unheralded Englishman James Morrison alone at the top of the leaderboard.
Tournament officials called off play as rain fell and thunderclaps echoed over Sentosa Golf Club. Round two was due to resume at 2:40 pm (0640 GMT) as the storm cleared.
Morrison had picked up two shots after 14 holes to go 11-under-par, two clear of fellow overnight leader Edoardo Molinari of Italy on the Open's dual, par-71 lay-outs.
America's Anthony Kim was five-under on the day after just 11 holes to lie tied fifth, while 2010 British Open champion Louis Oosthuizen was also on a charge at six-under through 10 holes for a share of 10th.
Graeme McDowell was two-over through nine holes for one-under overall and Ernie Els was three-under after eight holes and two-under for the tournament. The cut was projected at three-under-par 139.
World number 11 Phil Mickelson, whose induction into golf's Hall of Fame was announced late on Thursday, and Ireland's Padraig Harrington were yet to tee off and remained on their overnight scores of 71 and 69.
The Singapore Open is notorious for weather delays and last year's event spilled over into an extra day.