Campbell hangs in

KEN FIDLIN -- Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 8:42 AM ET

Chad Campbell doesn't know where he's going to stand when the waterlogged Nissan Open reaches the halfway pole today. Doesn't much care, either.

"Our half of the field had our fill of the weather (yesterday)," Campbell said. "And we got the worst of it (Thursday). If somebody from the other half can do better, good on them. At least I know I'm in the hunt. I didn't think we were going to start let alone finish."

Campbell overcame rain and wind at Riviera Country Club to finish his first two rounds at nine under-par 133. His round of 65 yesterday was a particularly brilliant bit of business, as the California coast was hit with two inches of rain during the day.

Australian Robert Allenby has the second-best score of all players able to finish 36 holes, three shots behind Campbell.

Kevin Sutherland also was at six-under just a few holes into his round when play was suspended last evening. First-round leader Brian Davis did not even hit a shot yesterday. He also is at six-under.

Canadian Mike Weir, the two-time defending champion at this tournament, was in contention until a triple bogey at the 13th hole knocked him well down the leaderboard. He finished with a 73 yesterday and sits at two-under-par.

As long as weather permits, the second round will resume at 7:30 this morning, followed by the 36-hole cut and the third round this afternoon. It's unlikely the third round will be completed by nightfall.

"It was pretty wet out there, but not as bad as you might think," said Allenby, who finished his round about mid-afternoon.

Tiger Woods, at five under par, is among those still in the early stages of his round.

Stephen Ames, the other Canadian in the field, shot 75 for a two-round total of four over and will undoubtedly miss the cut, which is expected to be about even par.


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