Americans Ross Beal, Matt Harmon and Zack Byrd shared the clubhouse lead at six under at the National Capital Open to Support Our Troops in Ottawa, where play was suspended due to inclement weather at 6:51 p.m. on Thursday, with co-leader and Mackenzie Tour rookie Mookie DeMoss still to finish the 18th hole.
Byrd, the only of the three clubhouse leaders to have played in the rain, was teeing off on his final hole at the Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada event, when heavy rain began.
“We stood on the ninth tee and saw it coming and all just quick-hit it off the tee box,” said Byrd. “My bag was just behind the eighth green with my rain gear, my umbrella and everything, so I hit and took off running and it started dumping after that.”
Byrd went on to birdie it in the rain with a 25-foot putt to tie the leaders with a round of 65.
DeMoss – among 18 players yet to finish – will have to resume his opening round Friday morning from the 18th fairway. The first round will resume at 7:30 a.m., pushing tee times for the second round back 15 minutes.
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