Zurich Classic: Dahmen – Harkins Lead Early as Weather Suspends Day One

Zurich Classic at TPC Louisiana
Joel Dahmen and Brandon Harkins exit the golf course as inclement weather approaches during the first round of the Zurich Classic at TPC Louisiana on Apr 25, 2019 in Avondale, LA. Photo by Stan Badz/PGA TOUR via Getty Images

The opening round of the Zurich Classic was suspended around noon-time (est) due to rain and lightning. When the horn blew, exactly half the field was on the course, while the latter 40 groups had yet to tee off.

The lightly-regarded team of Joel Dahmen and Brandon Harkins were the leaders at 6-under par. The twosome started the day on the back-nine at TPC Louisiana, and made the turn in 30, highlighted by six birdies, including a hat trick out of the gate.

Three pairings were just one off the pace at 5-under par, including the teams of Danny LeeSung Kang, Martin LairdNick Taylor, and Brice GarnettChesson Hadley.

Bubba Watson and J.B. Holmes
Bubba Watson and J.B. Holmes exit the course due to inclement weather during the first round of the Zurich Classic at TPC Louisiana on Apr 25, 2019 in Avondale, LA. Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images

One further back were six more teams, including three of the betting favorites: Bubba WatsonJ.B. Holmes, Jason DayAdam Scott, and Kevin KisnerScott Brown.

TOP-5 LEADERS

Pos-Team-To Par (Hole)
1. Dahmen – Harkins -6 (9)
2. Lee – Kang -5 (9)
2. Laird – Taylor -5 (9)
2. Garnett – Hadley -5 (9)
5. Watson – Holmes -4 (6)
5. Day – Scott -4 (7)
5. Kisner – Brown -4 (5)
5. Schniederjans – Svensson -4 (10)
5. Stallings – Mullinax -4 (9)
5. Grace – Harding -4 (6)

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