An grabs Sanderson Farms lead before darkness falls

By Michael Schmitt - 21 September 2019Views : 140

South Korea's Byeong Hun An holds the clubhouse lead at the Sanderson Farms Championship, which was suspended due to darkness before the second round was completed.

As the tournament continued to play catch-up following Thursday's thunderstorms, An fired a second straight 66 at The Country Club of Jackson in Jackson, Mississippi to take his total to 12 under par.

That was good enough for a two-shot lead over first-round leaders JT Poston (70) and Tom Hoge (70), and George McNeill (67) and Scottie Scheffler (66), when the second round was called off.

Australia's Cameron Percy followed in sixth place on nine under through 11 holes.

An got a hot start with four straight birdies at the start of his round and then added three further gains and just one bogey.

"I've been putting a lot better the last couple events, so as long as the putts keep dropping, let's see if I can win this season," said An, who is hoping to make the International Presidents Cup team as a captain's pick.

The 28-year-old has three worldwide wins, the most notable coming at the 2015 BMW PGA Championship, but he is still chasing his first win on the PGA Tour.

"This is my fourth year on the Tour, and I haven't had a win yet, so a win is definitely on my mind," he said.

Play resume early Saturday morning with around half the field yet to complete their second rounds.