England’s Ashley Chesters leads the weather-affected Andalucía Valderrama Masters by one-shot, after scoring a first round five-under-par 66, on Friday afternoon.

Chesters leads, as bad weather suspends play early

Chesters leads, as bad weather suspends play early

Due to the inclement weather, no player has yet to complete two rounds and play is set to resume on Saturday morning.

Chesters, who was not able to start his second round on Friday, was a shot clear of nearest challengers – Frenchman Gregory Bourdy, who also did not start his second round, and Scot Marc Warren on four-under, after nine holes of his second round, having scored a first round 69.

Spain’s Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño is among the large group in third on three under after seven holes, of his second round, with the likes of countryman Alvaro Quiros, Welshman Oliver Farr, defending champion Sergio Garcia and Australian Jason Scrivener.

Leading Friday scores at weather-affected Andalucía Valderrama Masters:

1 ENG Ashley Chesters -5 66

T2 SCO Marc Warren -4 69T2 FRA Gregory Bourdy -4 67

T4 ESP Alvaro Quiros -3 68T4 ESP Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano -3 70T4 WAL Oliver Farr -3 68T4 AUS Jason Scrivener -3 68T4 ESP Sergio Garcia -3 68

T9 RSA Darren Fichardt -2 69T9 AUS Jason Norris -2 69T9 ESP Jorge Campillo -2 69T9 ENG Matthew Nixon -2 69T9 FIN Mikko Korhonen -2 69T9 SCO Richie Ramsay -2 69T9 IRL Shane Lowry -2 69

T16 ENG Richard McEvoy -1 72T16 USA Paul Peterson -1 70T16 ITA Nino Bertasio -1 70T16 KOR Rak Cho -1 70

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