Published Friday, 09 November 2012
Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays his 2nd shot on the 18th. (© Getty)
The Holywood man is currently sitting one under and in joint 29th position - a slight improvement than how he finished on Thursday.
The rain delay could mean that the tournament may be cut to only 54 holes in total, which is what happened last year.
After completing his first round and shooting 70, McIlroy dropped three early strokes when he went out again soon afterwards.
At two over he was outside the predicted halfway cut mark, but he then had three birdies in four holes around the turn.
The last two of those were the result of superb approaches to within three feet of the flag.
Fellow Northern Irishman Michael Hoey shot a round of 72 yesterday to leave him one over.
But the Ballymoney man has been unable to even begin his second round because of the weather.
Thai golfer Chapchai Nirat and England's Simon Dyson top the leaderboard. Although there will be an instant change to that when play resumes as Dyson failed to par the 474-yard fifth - his 14th - just before the siren sounded and was left with a short putt for bogey.
That would drop him to five under par, one behind Nirat and alongside Dane Thomas Bjorn and Italians Francesco Molinari and Matteo Manassero.
Bjorn is among those who have played only 18 holes so far.
The second round will resume on Saturday morning.