Swafford, Weekley share lead at rainy Zurich

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Rain halted play for the second straight day at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, this time stranding several leaders in the middle of their round. Here's how things look at TPC Louisiana, where the second round will resume Saturday morning:

Leaderboard: Hudson Swafford (-11), Boo Weekley (-11 through 15 holes), Brendon de Jonge (-10), Cameron Tringale (-10), Jason Day (-10 through 14), Daniel Berger (-10 through 15), Jerry Kelly (-10 through 17)

What it means: Weekley began the day with a share of the lead, but it was Swafford who moved to the top of the standings early in the afternoon with a 6-under 66. The two shared the lead when a line of storms halted the proceedings around 4:30 p.m. CT, and play was called for the day shortly thereafter.

Round of the day: Marc Leishman nearly lost his wife to a health scare earlier this month, but the Aussie challenged the course record in his first competitive start since. Leishman was 10 under through 17 holes before rinsing his approach to the par-5 18th; he'll have a short chip when play resumes to equal the 10-under 62 that Ben Martin shot last year.

Best of the rest: Playing alongside Leishman, Kelly made a run up the standings with four straight birdies on Nos. 13-16 and will return in the morning to face a 4-foot birdie putt on No. 18. Should he make it, Kelly will card a 9-under 63 in an event he won in 2009.

Biggest disappointment: Steve Stricker has been a regular contender at TPC Louisiana, but the veteran appears headed for a rare missed cut in just his second start since December. Stricker played 15 holes in 1 over, carding four birdies against five bogeys, and at 2 under he will likely need at least two birdies across the final three holes of his second round to make the cut.

Main storyline heading into Saturday: With contenders like Weekley, Day and Berger still waiting to complete their second rounds, the leaderboard will undergo plenty of changes before the third round begins. Once it does, though, it seems like Day - a winner earlier this year in San Diego - could be the man to beat.

Shot of the day: Ben Crane earned points for creativity by aiming well left on the par-4 sixth hole, opting to play the hole down the 12th fairway. Crane found his target off the tee, shortening the hole by about 40 yards, and ultimately made par.

Quote of the day: "The wind was kind of down early, and I hit some really quality golf shots early. Just kind of staying patient." - Swafford