SEA ISLAND, United States: George McNeill had just managed to get his nose in front when darkness halted the fog-delayed first round of the US PGA Tour’s $5.5 million McGladrey Classic on Thursday (Friday in Manila).
McNeill was eight-under with two holes to play when the round was halted, with Briny Baird and Brian Gay sharing the clubhouse lead on seven-under-par 63.
McNeill will be hoping to secure his lead when round one resumes on Friday, with the 38-year-old facing a 20-foot birdie putt at his penultimate hole, the par-four eighth.
McNeill’s eight birdies in his first 16 holes included five in a row starting at the par-five 15th.
His birdie at the par-five seventh nudged him in front of Baird and Gay, who were able to complete their rounds despite an early morning fog delay of almost two hours that saw 50 players fail to finish.