Heavy rain caused the second round of the Australian Open at Royal Sydney to be suspended after the course was deemed unplayable.
Australian Stephen Dartnall currently holds a two-shot lead over compatriot Mathew Goggin, runner-up at last week’s PGA, who carded 70.
Dartnall, in the first group of the day, took advantage of the better conditions to shoot a four-under 68.
Rod Pampling who claimed the Australian Masters a fortnight ago fired a 71 to sit on six-under overall with Robert Allenby, a shot further back and well in contention.
PGA winner and pre-tournament favourite Geoff Ogilvy turned in 34 before play was suspended, and remains in the hunt at two-under for the tournament.
Meanwhile, New Zealand duo Mark Brown and David Smail join a cluster of players at four under – one-over for the day when play was halted.
Michael Sim also handled the difficult conditions landing an eagle and a birdie in his first eight holes, and is one of seven players at three under alongside Richard Green.
Two-time champion Peter Lonard carded a solid two-under 70 and remains on track for a third title.