26 Aug 2011

Scott takes early lead as lightning halts play

5:50 am on 26 August 2011

Play was suspended early in the first round of The Barclays golf tournament due to the threat of lightning, with Australian Adam Scott and American J.J. Henry sharing the early lead on five under par at the Plainfield Country Club.

Scott surged to the top of the leaderboard with a first nine that featured just one par along with five birdies, an eagle and two bogeys as he was about to make the turn after starting his round at the 10th hole.

Henry had taken his score to six under par before posting a bogey at the par-three third hole, his 12th hole of the day, to slip back into a tie for the lead as play was suspended.

American Harrison Frazar was four-under through 10 holes, with Spain's Sergio Garcia and American Steve Stricker among a large group on three-under among the 60 early starters who were on the course.

The Barclays is the opening event of the four-tournament FedExCup playoffs.