AUGUSTA, Ga. -- The way Mike Weir was going in Friday's double feature at Augusta National Golf Club, he would have been happy if the 67th Masters Tournament had erected lights on the course. He would have gladly played on through the night.
One of the longest days in the tournament's history didn't seem that way to Weir, a tenacious Canadian left-hander.
Already a two-time winner on the PGA Tour this season, Weir was the leader on the course by two shots when the second round was suspended because of darkness.
After a 2-under-par 70 in the first round earlier in the day, Weir is 4-under through 12 holes in the second round and 6-under for the tournament.
He was to pick up Satuday on No. 4, which is his 13th hole of the day. He started the round on the back nine.
"I would have loved to have finished my round," said Weir, who birdied his final two holes before play was suspended at 7:30 p.m. "I was in a nice flow with my game. I was hitting my targets. I felt very good with my putter. I made two really nice putts to end, so that was really nice."
First-round leader Darren Clarke, who opened with 66 early in the day, is in second place. The cigar-smoking Northern Ireland native is 2-over through 10 holes of his second round and 4-under for the event.
Phil Mickelson, another left-hander, is in third place at 2-under for the tournament. Mickelson shot 73 in the opening round and is 3-under through 11 holes of the second round.
Ricky Barnes, seeking to be the first amateur to make the cut in three years, is in fourth place. The U.S. Amateur champion opened with 69 in the first round and is 2-over through 10 holes in the second round, or 1-under for the tournament.
Friday's double round was necessary when Thursday's first round was postponed because of wet course conditions.
Because of the slow pace of play Friday, there was only enough daylight for 18 of the 93 players in the field to complete 36 holes.
The balance of the field was to return Saturday morning, after which the field will be trimmed to the low 44 scores. Any players within 10 shots of the leader will make the cut, which is projected to be 4-over 148.
Clarke's first-round 66 was all the more impressive when compared to the rest of the field. It was more than 10 shots lower than the average score in the first round, which was 76.20, the highest scoring average in 59 rounds of the tournament.
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