Jordan Spieth, playing with nothing to lose, gave himself another chance to win going into the weekend at the AT&T National in Bethesda, Md.
Spieth hit every green in regulation Friday and extended his streak to 29 holes without a bogey on a tough Congressional course, giving him a 5-under-par 66 and a share of the lead with Roberto Castro (69) before storms halted the second round.
They were at 7-under 135, with the round to be completed Saturday morning.
Spieth, a 19-year-old Texan, started the season with no status, uncertain where he was going to play. He now has earned over $900,000 and is assured of a tour card when the new season starts in October.
‘‘I'm excited for what the weekend is going to bring,’’ he said.
D.H. Lee had a 66 and was two shots behind at 5-under 139.
Champions — Fred Couples roared through his first 11 holes in the second round of the Senior Players Championship in Pittsburgh, ripping off seven birdies at water-logged Fox Chapel to take the lead.
Then the weather managed to do what the defenseless course could not, stopping the Hall of Famer with a sudden downpour that suspended play for the day with most of the field still on the course. He was 11 under.
First-round leader John Huston was two shots back at 9 under.
European — Peter Uihlein and Robert Rock shared the lead after the second round of the Irish Open at Maynooth, while Rory McIlroy missed the cut in his final tournament before the British Open.
Uihlein, of Mattapoisett, Mass., shot a 4-under-par 68 to move to 9-under 135 with England’s Rock, who posted a 6-under 66.