Kazuki Higa, the reigning JGTO money list champion, will have to make up grounds in his remaining four holes to stand any chance of making the cut in his Masters debut when play for the second round resumes at 8 am (local time) on Saturday.
The projected cut is currently set at two-over-par with Higa at four-over through 14 holes.
Inclement weather had forced the suspension of play twice on Friday afternoon before officials decided to abandon play for the rest of the day.
Japan’s other flagbearer and 2021 Masters champion, Hideki Matsuyama, mixed two birdies and six pars in his first eight holes to stand at three-under-par before play was eventually called off for the day at the Augusta National Golf Club.
American Brooks Koepka holds the clubhouse lead after he signed for a five-under-par 67 to take a three-shot lead over Spaniard John Rahm, who is at nine-under through nine holes.