2021 champion Caleb Surratt rode a hole-out eagle to get to 10 under with two holes remaining before weather halted the second round of the Terra Cotta Invitational on Saturday.
Surratt, an 18-year-old University of Tennessee commit, and a handful of others will return Sunday morning to finish their round, then turn around and play the final round. Surratt was 5 under for the day at Naples National Golf Club.
Surratt has a two-stroke lead over Miami's Nicholas Prieto, who was 4 under for the day and 8 under for the tournament. Like Surratt, he also has two holes remaining.
No player has ever won the 26th annual tournament, which is presented by Workday, twice or back-to-back, which Surratt is seeking to do.
Surratt made an eagle on No. 9 to cap a 3-under front nine, but bogeyed No. 10. Then he responded with birdies on Nos. 12-13-14 before parring the next two holes.
Ukrainian Mykhailo "Misha" Golod, who escaped the country in early March and came to Orlando, is tied for third at 2 under, well back of Surratt and Prieto. He has one hole remaining, as does Miami Lakes' Luke Clanton, who also is 2 under.
FGCU golfer Jon Hopkins of England is the top local player, shooting a 72 for a 2-over 146 and a tie for 16th. Gulf Coast High's Noah Kent, an Iowa commit, shot a 1 under 71 and is tied for 19th at 3 over.
This article originally appeared on Naples Daily News: Caleb Surratt leads rain-shortened Terra Cotta Invitational