COOLUM, Australia – Heavy rains suspended play at the Australian PGA Championship for the second straight day Friday, with only two players finishing the second round.

Only 11 players finished their opening rounds Thursday, and Friday’s restart was delayed 90 minutes because of heavy rain. The second round was to resume Saturday morning.

At the end of the first round, Richard Swift led at 5-under 67, one shot clear of a group of five fellow Australians, including Robert Allenby, who won the Australian Open in Melbourne last week, and Craig Parry.

Former ATP tennis pro Scott Draper completed 36 holes. He was even par after 11, but dropped 20 shots over the next 25 holes – including quadruple-bogey at the 18th – and finished in dark and wet conditions at 20-over 164. His playing partner, Anthony Brown, was 15-over.

U.S. Open champion Michael Clark was 2-under through nine holes in his second round after carding a 70 in the first.

AP-ES-12-02-05 0435EST


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