Na leads rain-hit Canadian Open

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Kevin Na holds a two-shot lead in the RBC Canadian Open following a rain-disrupted opening round at the Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville.

The American birdied the last five holes to score a nine-under 63 and hold the edge over Scott Verplank, Retief Goosen and Joe Durant.

A seven-hour rain delay made it a frustrating day for many players and the opening round was eventually suspended due to darkness.

By that time, Na was already in the clubhouse following a sparkling bogey-free round which produced nine birdies in total.

Verplank, who started on the back nine, was also flawless shooting six of his seven birdies before the turn.

Goosen was not deterred by the inclement weather either, holing an eagle on the par-five 13th and adding five birdies on his way to a seven-under 65.

Durant was the only player among the top four to drop a shot, on his final hole, but it was not too much of a disappointment for the American who had preceded that with a stunning hole-in-one on the par-three seventh.