Day shares lead at Zurich Classic

Australia’s Jason Day has put his Masters disappointment aside to share the lead in the US PGA Tour’s weather-disrupted Zurich Classic.

World No.6 Day completed a seven-under par 65 second round then picked up one more shot in three holes before darkness ended play on Saturday.

He was locked in the lead at 13-under-par with two-time heart transplant recipient Erik Compton who birdied four of six holes after a near six-hour rain delay.

Day and Compton were one shot ahead of Justin Rose, Blayne Barber, Jerry Kelly and David Hearn.

Resuming on Saturday, Day first played his final four holes of his second round, capping a bogey-free round with a birdie on the par-five 18th at TPC Louisiana.

It is Day’s first tournament since the Masters where he was one of the favourites and had high hopes after an opening 67 but faded badly late with a closing 75 to be tied 28th.

when play was suspended because of darkness.

The halfway cut at five-under saw Steve Stricker’s PGA Tour-best consecutive cuts-made streak end at 36. Stricker finished at three-under 141. Other notable names missing the cut included Rickie Fowler, Nick Watney and Jamie Donaldson.

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