The inaugural event, being played on the Tesoro course, was suspended by darkness with a handful of players still on the course.
"The last five weeks I really haven't struck (the ball) all that badly, but nothing was going in and I was missing cuts by one and two shots," Kanada told The Palm Beach Post.
He needs a big week to finish in the top 125 and retain his PGA Tour card.
Bryce Molder shot 5-under through 15 holes and was the only player left on the course with a shot at equaling the leaders.
Will McKenzie withdrew after an opening 6-over 79.