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Scott Piercy leads by 3 shots at rain-delayed Safeway Open

  • Scott Piercy holds up his ball after making a par putt on the first green of the Silverado Resort North Course during the second round of the Safeway Open PGA golf tournament Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, in Napa, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

    Scott Piercy holds up his ball after making a par putt on the first green of the Silverado Resort North Course during the second round of the Safeway Open PGA golf tournament Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, in Napa, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)  (The Associated Press)

  • Paul Casey, of England, follows his putt on the first green of the Silverado Resort North Course during the second round of the Safeway Open PGA golf tournament Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, in Napa, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

    Paul Casey, of England, follows his putt on the first green of the Silverado Resort North Course during the second round of the Safeway Open PGA golf tournament Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, in Napa, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)  (The Associated Press)

  • Martin Laird, of Scotland, follows his shot from the second tee of the Silverado Resort North Course during the third round of the Safeway Open PGA golf tournament Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, in Napa, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

    Martin Laird, of Scotland, follows his shot from the second tee of the Silverado Resort North Course during the third round of the Safeway Open PGA golf tournament Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, in Napa, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)  (The Associated Press)

Scott Piercy birdied one of his six holes left in the second round Saturday morning to complete a 5-under 67 and build a three-shot lead in the rain-delayed Safeway Open.

More rain was forecast as the first PGA Tour event of the new season tried to get on schedule.

Piercy set a target of making three birdies because of a pair of par 5s toward the end at Silverado. He made par on both those holes, though he had few complaints. He was at 15-under 129, three ahead of Paul Casey (68) and Johnson Wagner (67).

Casey saved a shot on the par-5 18th when he hit his second into a hazard, eventually took a drop and got up-and-down from 45 yards for par.