Jin Jeong takes 1st-round lead over Weekley at Australian PGA

BY foxsports • December 11, 2014

GOLD COAST, Australia -- South Korea's Jin Jeong birdied three of the six holes he played Friday to conclude his first round for a 7-under 65 and a one-stroke lead at the weather-delayed Australian PGA.

Jeong was one of 78 players forced to conclude their rounds beginning at 5:30 a.m. Friday at Royal Pines after two suspensions due to lightning on Thursday. He was at 4-under after 12 holes when play was stopped Thursday.

American Boo Weekley was a stroke behind Jeong after a 66 that he completed on Thursday, with a group including defending champion Adam Scott three behind the leader.

Jeong began his second round shortly after completing his first, forcing him to play a scheduled 24 holes Friday, although there were more storms forecast for the area.

(The previous version of this story stated around 50 players had to conclude their round Friday.)

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