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Chesters leads way as weather takes control

 

By Phil Casey

England's Ashley Chesters remained the man to catch in the Andalucia Masters, despite not hitting a single shot on a second weather-affected day at Valderrama.

After four hours were lost to stormy conditions on Thursday, two further delays yesterday meant half the field, including Chesters - who is five-under after a first round 66, one shot ahead of Scot Marc Warren and France's Gregory Bourdy - and defending champion Sergio Garcia, had yet to begin their second rounds.

Play was due to resume this morning but with more bad weather forecast, the tournament could be extended until Monday or reduced to 54 holes.

The European Tour will be keen to complete as many rounds as possible as the £1.7million event is the last chance for players to reach the top-116 on the Race to Dubai and secure full playing privileges.

Warren played the first nine holes of his second round in two-under par.

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