Weather halts RBC Heritage with Lowry ahead

(Reuters) - The RBC Heritage second round was suspended on Friday due to strong winds and rain in South Carolina with Ireland's Shane Lowry holding a one-stroke lead.

There was no indication when play would resume as severe storms moved through the U.S. South.

Lowry, the first-round leader, collected birdies on his first two holes before weather struck Hilton Head, South Carolina. He was at eight under after a 65 on Thursday.

World number one Dustin Johnson and Argentine Emiliano Grillo had finished their rounds and were tied for second at seven-under 135 after both shot 67.

Grillo holed out from 254 yards for a two at the par-five fifth hole for the first albatross at Harbour Town Golf Links since 2007 and the fourth of the year on the PGA Tour.

He also had three birdies after starting the round with two bogeys.

Johnson claimed five birdies against a single bogey.

(Reporting by Gene Cherry in Salvo, North Carolina, editing by Ed Osmond)

04/19/2019 18:44

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