Alexander Levy opened with a 6-under 66 and held the first-round lead when play was suspended Thursday at the Shenzhen International.
The 25-year-old Frenchman, the 2014 China Open champion, started with a birdie on the 10th hole and turned in 31 after an eagle on the 17th and a birdie on the 18th. He opened his second nine with another birdie.
Eduardo De la Riva and Raphael Jacquelin (68) were also finished when play was suspended because of the threat of dangerous weather.
Two-time major winner Bubba Watson and defending champion Kiradech Aphibarnrat (71) also completed their rounds.