Poston catches Hoge for 18-hole lead in Mississippi

(AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) J.T. Poston has finished off an 8-under 64 and caught Tom Hoge for the first-round lead in the storm-delayed Sanderson Farms Championship.

Poston last month picked up his first career PGA Tour victory in the Wyndham Championship.

He had to return Friday morning to complete his opening round because of thunderstorms that halted play for three hours before officials decided not to resume.

Harris English and Carlos Ortiz joined the group at 65. Byeong Hun An completed a 66 and then birdied his opening four holes of the second round. Poston was at par for his second round as he approached the turn.

Akshay Bhatia, the 17-year-old making his pro debut, birdied the 17th hole and opened with a 70.

Updated September 20, 2019

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