Rose, Kaufman among MCs at weather-delayed Zurich

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AVONDALE, La. – After a long delay Thursday and a marathon Friday, the 36-hole cut was finally made late Saturday morning at the Zurich Classic.

Eighty-two players finished at 2-under 142, meaning there will be a secondary cut after 54 holes. 

The third round was slated to begin in threesomes off split tees at 1 p.m. ET, with the final group of Brian Stuard (12 under), Jamie Lovemark (11 under) and Jhonattan Vegas (11 under) set to go off at 3:10 p.m. Preferred lies will be in place for Round 3 in anticipation of heavy storms Saturday and Sunday at TPC Louisiana.

Among those headed home early are defending champion Justin Rose (even par) and Smylie Kaufman (5 over).

Coming off five consecutive top-20s, Rose shot a pair of 72s and missed just his second cut this season. It's the third consecutive year that the defending champion has missed the cut the following year. Kaufman, meanwhile, ballooned to an 81 Friday – the same score he shot in the final round of the Masters – to plummet down the leaderboard.