NEWS
09/02/2016 13:10 EDT | Updated 09/03/2017 01:12 EDT

Three golfers tied for early Shaw Classic lead before play suspended

CALGARY — Defending champion Jeff Maggert is among a group of three golfers tied for the lead in the first round of the Shaw Charity Classic at Canyon Meadows Golf and Country Club.

Maggert was sitting at 6 under through 12 holes when play at the fourth annual PGA Tour Champions event was suspended due to lighting.

David Frost and Jose Coceres were also at 6 under through 13 and 15 holes respectively when the evacuation horn sounded.

Carlos Franco, Tom Byrum, Duffy Waldorf and Fred Funk were all one shot behind the leaders.

Blaine McCallister and Billy Mayfair managed to sign off on rounds of 3-under 67 before the delay and are tied with the clubhouse lead.

Rod Spittle, of Niagara Falls, Ont., was also able to finish his round and is the top Canadian after shooting a 2-under 68. His playing partner, Vancouver's Stephen Ames, double bogeyed the first hole before rebounding to record a pair of birdies to finish his first round at even par.

Victoria's Jim Rutledge is sitting at 1 under through 11 holes.

Play was scheduled to resume later in the afternoon.