JOHANNESBURG — Dan Bradbury will take the lead over the weekend after the second-round game at the Joburg Open ended early again due to a thunderstorm and then the lights went out on Friday.
The Englishman hit 5 to 66 on the day after his 63 equaled the course record at Houghton Golf Club.
Bradbury mixed three scarecrows with six birds and an eagle on the fifth par-5 before play was suspended for nearly three hours by thunder and lightning.
Play resumed in the afternoon, but was later suspended due to a failing light. The second round is scheduled to resume at 6:30 am local time on Saturday.
Casey Jarvis pulled away from the lead with four holes left in the second round. The 19-year-old South African had seven shots in a row and was 8 short on the day the game was stopped.
Romain Langasque of France also played 11 holes on Day 6.
Full results at Joburg Open
Like Bradbury the day before, Daniel Van Tonder of South Africa set the course record and was 10 points short of the overall standings, three shots behind, as were compatriots Christian Bezuidenhout (64) and Jbe Krueger (67).
The first tour was interrupted for the night due to a thunderstorm.
The Joburg Open is the first event of the 2023 DP World Tour season, with two more events to take place in South Africa in December.