OAKVILLE, ONTARIO, JULY 3 -- South Africans David Frost and Nick Price moved into the top two positions before a series of thunderstorms halted play today in the second round of the $600,000 Canadian Open golf tournament.

Half of the 156-player field completed play before the afternoon storms struck the Glen Abbey Golf Club, in suburban Toronto.

The schedule for the tournament now calls for the players who did not finish today to return for completion of second-round play beginning at 7 a.m. Saturday.

After a brief break, the field will be cut to the low 70 scorers, new pairings made and the third round played Saturday afternoon.

Frost, not yet a winner in three seasons on the PGA Tour, finished his 5-under-par 67 a couple of hours before play was suspended at 1:45.

That gave Frost a 36-hole total of 6-under-par 138. Price also had a 67 and was tied for second with Mike McCullough at 139. McCullough, who got into the field as the fourth alternate, also shot 67 today.

Former champion Curtis Strange was next among the early finishers at 70-141. First-round leader Joey Sindelar was at 142, 2 under par, after shooting a 74 today.

Tom Purtzer, one stroke back after the first round, birdied the first hole he played today and was 4 under par for the tournament with 16 holes to go in the second round.


Rookie Nancy Taylor shot a 3-under-par 69, increasing her lead to two shots after two rounds of the Jamie Farr Toledo Classic.

Taylor, 27, who had never led a tour event until the first round of this one, shot a 68 Thursday and is at 7-under-par 137 through 36 holes on the 6,220-yard course.

Sherri Turner, also a non-winner in her four years on the circuit, was second after rounds of 70 and 69 left her at 5-under 139. Cindy Hill was third at 4-under 140.