K.J. Choi of South Korea recorded a 4-under-par 67 and held a one-stroke lead over Robert Allenby of Australia when rain halted play in the second round of the RBC Heritage at Harbour Town Golf Links in Hilton Head, S.C.
Chi beat the rain with his round that included three birdies and one bogey on each nine, as half the field was still on the course when the sky opened up.
“If you just hit it beneath the trees; it’s a good course to play,” Choi said of the tight course. “It has very small targets and this course is working well.”
Allenby, who has won four times on the PGA Tour but not since the 2001 Nissan Open at Riviera, opened with a 69 and was 2-under through five holes when the horn sounded, ending the second round.
Luke Donald of England, trying to win for the first time since the 2012 Transitions Championship, followed an opening 70 with a 69 and was tied for third with Scott Langley, who shot 73, and Billy Hurley III, who had a 70.
Also tied for third were Bo Van Pelt, who was 1-under after five holes after starting with a 69, and Ben Martin, who was 1-under after four holes, also after opening with a 69.
Defending champion Graeme McDowell, who opened with a 71, was 2-under after eight holes and three shots back in a tie for eighth, and first-round co-leader Matt Kuchar, who started with a 66, was 4-over after double bogeys on the fourth and six holes, dropping into a tie for 16th, four shots behind.