First-round leader John Huston shot a 5-under 65 Thursday and was well on his way to another good round Friday when play was suspended.
Huston was 4 under through 15 holes when the weather siren sounded, but even another good day wasn't enough to hold on to the lead. Huston was jumped on the leader board by Fred Couples, who started the day tied for second.
"There are some birdie chances coming down still," Huston said of the holes he has left to finish. "Maybe [the delay] might take away some of the momentum, but I think the course will be very similar."
Round 2: Constellation Senior Championship interrupted by weather
Post-Gazette golf writer Gerry Dulac talks about how the second round of the Constellation Senior Championship golf tournament was interrupted by bad weather. (Video by Andrew Rush; 6/28/2013)
Huston had an eagle for the second day in a row, this time on the par-4 15th hole. He accomplished the feat Thursday on No. 7.
Starting his second round on the front nine, Huston was 1 under at the turn before jumping back up in the standings on Nos. 14 and 15, which produced a birdie and an eagle.
But just as Huston was heating up, the rain came down.
"I actually just holed out," he said when asked where he was when the siren went off. "[I] really wasn't doing anything until I made a nice putt on 14 on the front edge and following that I holed it from 100 yards on 15 out of the rough. So it's a good way to finish."
Huston said he used a sand wedge on the eagle.
He was disappointed with his front nine.
"I had a really good chance at eagle on [No.] 2 and three-putted, and then I missed a short par putt on 3, so I didn't get off to the greatest start," Huston said. "Then I had a good stretch and made some birdies [on holes 5, 7 and 8], but drove it in the rough on No. 9 ... and I three-putted there, so a little up and down on the front."
Huston, who has been battling a bad back, said he still felt good Friday.
"Not quite as good as [Thursday], but I think the early start had more to do with that. But once I got going I felt pretty good."
For today, he's fortunate to only have three holes left to complete, while other golfers will have longer days.
"I'm glad because the way my back is, the less that I can play and have to walk ..."
Players who hadn't finished a hole when the rain came down marked their place on the course and will begin from the same spot this morning.
The four players tied in second place after the first round remained near the top of the leader board. Duffy Waldorf was 3 under through 14 holes, putting him in a tie for third at 7 under. Fred Funk started on the back nine and was 2 under through 12, putting him in a tie for fifth. Russ Cochran is one stroke back in eighth place with five holes to go.
Corey Pavin started play Friday on the bottom half of the leader board, shooting a 1-over 71 in the first round. But he made a huge jump Friday, carding five birdies through 10 holes to bring him into a tie for 10th at 4 under.
Nick Veronica: email@example.com and Twitter @NickVeronica. First Published June 29, 2013 4:00 AM