Brendan Steele leads way in Texas on rain-affected opening day

A rain-affected opening day at the Valeros Open ends with Brendan Steele well on top in Texas as he goes in search of a second PGA Tour victory.

Brendan Steele tops the leaderboard after a shortened opening day at the Valeros Open in Texas.

Play was suspended due to darkness, but it was Steele - victorious here at the Texas Open five years ago - who finished on top thanks to a round of eight-under through 13 holes.

Brendan Steele tees off on the 18th hole during the first round of the Valero Texas Open at TPC San Antonio AT&T Oaks Course on April 21, 2016© Getty Images

Only half of the field were able to complete the round at the TPC Oaks Course, though, as a three-and-a-half-hour delay caused by rain brought play to an early halt.

Charley Hoffman was among those to finish, carding a six-under 66 to leave him a stroke ahead of Peter Malnati and Stuart Appleby, the latter of whom ended his round with five birdies in succession.

England's Luke Donald also remains in contention after recording three-under par across 14 holes.

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