Weekley, de Jonge share Zurich lead

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Heavy rains briefly interrupted play during the first round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, but a pair of veterans were still able to go low. Here's how things look after the first round at TPC Avondale, where Boo Weekley and Brendon de Jonge share the lead:

Leaderboard: Boo Weekley (-8), Brendon de Jonge (-8), Sean OHair (-7), David Hearn (-7), Daniel Berger (-6), Erik Compton (-6), Mark Hubbard (-6)

What it means: Weekley completed his round just before a suspension of play, and the veteran is looking for another top finish in New Orleans after a T-6 result two years ago. He was tied late in the day by de Jonge, a playoff runner-up earlier this season at the McGladrey Classic, who is still in search of his first win.

Round of the day: Weekley got a new set of irons Wednesday, and the equipment change paid off in spades as he opened with an 8-under 64. Weekley eagled the par-5 second and added seven more birdies, including three in a row on Nos. 11-13 after dropping his lone shot of the day on No. 9.

Best of the rest: De Jonge had two different runs of three straight birdies, first on Nos. 11-13 and then on Nos. 4-6. The Zimbabwean was bogey-free in the opening round and carded matching nines of 4-under 32.

Biggest disappointment: There were plenty of low scores in the opening round, but Rickie Fowler's even-par 72 wasn't one of them. Fowler surprisingly missed the cut at this event a year ago, and after an opener that included a triple bogey on the par-3 17th he could be headed for another early exit.

Main storyline heading into Friday: Low scores are expected once again with more rain and soggy conditions in the forecast, but the players to watch might be just off the pace. Dustin Johnson and Jason Day both opened with rounds of 5-under 67, and both will look to play their way into contention with another low score in the second round.

Shot of the day: O'Hair began his round in style, holing a wedge from 122 yards for eagle on the par-4 first hole. It began a torrid stretch for O'Hair, who played his first seven holes in 6 under en route to an opening 65.

Quote of the day: "I played good on Wednesday in a practice round. It’s just kind of carried over and I hope it stays with me. I need it." - Weekley