GOLD COAST, Australia – South Korea's Jin Jeong birdied three of the six holes he played Friday to conclude his first round for a 7-under 65 and a one-stroke lead at the weather-delayed Australian PGA.
Jeong was one of 78 players forced to conclude their rounds beginning at 5:30 a.m. Friday at Royal Pines after two suspensions due to lightning on Thursday. He was at 4-under after 12 holes when play was stopped Thursday.
Jeong began his second round shortly after completing his first, forcing him to play a scheduled 24 holes Friday, although there were more storms forecast for the area.
(The previous version of this story stated around 50 players had to conclude their round Friday.)