Sergio Garcia and David Lipsky tied for lead at Iskandar Johor Open in Malaysia
Last Updated: 14/12/12 1:25pm
Sergio Garcia: Tops the leaderboard after Friday's action
Sergio Garcia charged up the leaderboard to share the second-round lead at the weather-interrupted US$2 million Iskandar Johor Open on Friday.
The Spanish Ryder Cup star only managed three holes on the opening day but came out firing on Friday to finish off a first-round 68 and then play the first 12 holes of his second round in five-under.
That meant he finished the day on nine-under and in a tie with David Lipsky, who posted that number thanks to a round-one leading 63.
Second round leaderboard
-9 D Lipsky (US)
-9 S Garcia (Spa) after 12
-7 U Park (Aus)
-6 K Samooja (Fin) after 14
-6 T Jaidee (Tha) after 12
-6 F Aguilar (Chi) after 10
-6 A Lascuna (Phi) after 9
-6 K Na (US)
R2 to resume at 7.30am local time
Inclement weather caused almost three hours of play to be lost due to two suspensions, and with darkness falling on the Horizon Hills Golf and Country Club, play was called off with many of the field yet to start their second rounds.
They included Lipsky and also third-placed Unho Park who is two shots back after an opening 65.
Three-time Asian Tour Order of Merit winner Thongchai Jaidee of Thailand is six-under through 13 holes and is among five players who are three shots back of Garcia and Lipsky at the Asian Tour's season-ending event.
Garcia said later: "It was good. It has been a long day but it has been quite positive. I just hope I can keep going in the right direction and see what happens. Hopefully we will get lucky and can get all four rounds in."
Lipsky's only action of the day came at eight and nine as he put the finishing touches on his first-round 63.
"It wasn't too hard as I came back with an easy two-foot birdie putt and pretty simple par-five to finish off my round. Hopefully the weather stays clear and we can get more golf in," said Lipsky, who marked his bogey-free card with seven birdies and one eagle.