Golf: Hoffman maintains Houston Open lead

Charley Hoffman waits on the ninth tee with his caddie Brett Waldman during the second round.
Charley Hoffman waits on the ninth tee with his caddie Brett Waldman during the second round.PHOTO: AFP

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - American Charley Hoffman maintained a one-shot lead at the US PGA Tour's Houston Open after Saturday morning's conclusion of the weather-hit second round.

Hoffman had four birdies and two bogeys in his two-under par 70 on Friday that put him on 10-under 134.

He was one stroke in front of American Jamie Lovemark, who carded a 68 for 135.

Americans Chez Reavie and Dustin Johnson also reached the clubhouse before darkness fell on 136, Reavie posting a 70 and Johnson signing for a 71.

Johnson completed his round shortly before play was halted with 27 players still on the course, the result of a 90-minute morning delay because of thunderstorms.