Before play was suspended due to darkness at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, American amateur Bryson DeChambeau shot one-under through nine holes. He sits just one stroke behind the leader Andy Sullivan (10-under), who played his entire second round on Friday.
"Whatever happens, happens, and I'm learning. I'm a golfing scientist, in a sense, and I'm trying to analyze and understand each and every aspect of the golf course and the way I played, as well," said DeChambeau.
Rory McIlroy, who was tied for third after the first round of play, shot one-over on 13 holes before his round was suspended. He and Rickie Fowler both sit in a tie for ninth at nine-under-par.
Jordan Spieth shot one-over through 13 holes, putting him in a tie for 26th at just three-under-par.
The projected cut after the second round is currently set at one-under, though it may fluctuate after play concludes on Saturday.
Other players still within striking distance include Joost Luiten, Thomas Bjorn (7-under, tied for third), Peter Hanson (6-under, tied for seventh) and Ian Poulter (5-under, tied for ninth).