Ortiz leads delayed South Georgia Classic

Valdosta, GA ( - Carlos Ortiz stood at 10-under par on Friday to stand alone in the lead when play was called for the day at the South Georgia Classic.

Ortiz, who has won in Panama and Mexico already this year, was 5-under par through 12 holes of his second round when the horns blew to end play.

There were a pair of weather delays on Thursday that pushed play behind schedule. The first round was completed earlier Friday, with the second round to resume Saturday morning at 7:45 a.m. ET.

Max Homa was the clubhouse leader at 9-under-par 135 after shooting 68 in round two. Andrew Putnam was alone in third at minus-7. He was 3-under par through 13 holes of round two.

Alex Prugh, Jimmy Gunn and Daniel Berger all shot 68 on Friday and are tied for fourth place at 6-under-par 138 at Kinderlou Forest Golf Club.

Ortiz started his second round with a birdie on the second. After a pair of pars, he birdied the next par-5, No. 5, to move to 7-under.

The Mexican converted back-to-back birdies chances at seven and eight before making par on the next three holes around the turn. Ortiz birdied the par-4 12th to grab the lead before play was called for the day.

Homa, who played 32 holes on Friday, started on the 10th for his second round and made par there. He followed with a birdie on the 11th and another at the 14th.

After five pars in a row around the turn, Homa birdied Nos. 2 and 4 to get to 9-under par. The 2013 NCAA Individual Champion carded a birdie on the par-3 eighth, but gave that shot right back as he bogeyed the ninth to end at minus-9.

"It actually felt like a short day compared to some of the days we had in college," Homa said. "You stay in a rhythm and ride out the rhythm. If things start getting bad, you understand that there is a ton of golf left, and that's just for the day.

"The course is long. You need to carry the ball pretty far out here to attack. I can't really be too displeased. I've just got to clean some things up and hopefully I can keep hitting like I am."

NOTES: Homa is making his fourth tour start of the year and is still searching for his first top-25 finish ... Ortiz, Homa and Jeff Curl shared the first- round lead at 5-under when it was completed earlier Friday ... Jesper Parnevik withdrew during round two with a back injury ... Daniel Chopra. Brett Wetterich, Len Mattiace, Mathew Goggin are among those that have finished 36 holes and are outside the projected cut line.