SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ., JAN. 25 -- Nolan Henke had a bogey-free, 5-under-par 66 today to tie Curtis Strange for the second-round lead of the Phoenix Open, which for the second consecutive day was suspended by darkness.
Henke, who had a 65 Thursday to trail leader Steve Jones by two strokes, started the second round on the back nine. He birdied Nos. 11, 15, 1, 3 and 7 for an 11-under 131 total midway through this $1 million tournament.
Henke finished his round just before darkness halted play at 5:54 p.m. with 33 golfers still on the course, including Jones, who was 10 under with one hole left.
The second round started 1 hour 15 minutes late because of morning frost on the 6,992-yard TPC course. The first round was delayed an hour by the same problem.
The 144-man field was scheduled to be trimmed to the low 70s and ties today, but the cut now will be made after the second round is completed Saturday morning.
Strange, who had a first-round 64, was among the early starters today and made the turn at nine under before bogeying No. 11.
He made a 6-foot birdie putt on the 13th hole, a 30-footer on 14 and a 15-footer on No. 15 to go 11 under. He then parred the last three holes.
Mark Lye and Gil Morgan each were in the clubhouse at 133. Lye's 64 featured a 6-under 29 on the back nine with six straight birdies, and Morgan shot 67.
Jones had an eagle on the par-5 15th hole to go 10 under and had just completed the 17th hole when play was suspended.
Strange, who will turn 36 Wednesday, is seeking the 18th title of his 15-year PGA career and first in the Phoenix Open. He hasn't won since the 1989 U.S. Open and his best finish last year was a fourth-place tie in the Nestle Invitational.
Henke, 26, has won only once in three years on the tour, last season in the B.C. Open.
The 1983 Bank of Boston Classic is the only victory in 15 PGA Tour seasons for Lye, 38.
Morgan, 44, has seven titles in his 19-year career while Jones, 32, has four victories in eight years on the tour.
Sunday's winner will earn $180,000.