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Davis Top Aussie At Delayed Singapore Open

Cameron Davis is four shots off the lead at the weather delayed Singapore Open (Photo: Getty Images)
Cameron Davis heads the Australian challenge at the Singapore Open where play was suspended for the third consecutive day with just two groups completing their Saturday rounds.

Davis is 1-under for his round through 12 holes and at 5-under overall sits four off the pace being set by Thai players Danthal Boonma and Chapchai Nirat.

Just six players managed to finish their third rounds before the threat of lightning once again forced golfers from the course at 6.20 pm, officials now in a race to get the tournament completed Sunday.

On a packed leaderboard which saw the lead change several times before play was called, the Thai duo hold a two-stroke advantage over a group of seven players which includes Masters champion Sergio Garcia.

Three players are at 6-under while Davis is one of five players sharing 13th place at 5-under.

The reigning Australian Open champion made three birdies and two bogeys through his opening 12 holes to be well in the hunt when play resumes today.

Lucas Herbert is next best of the six Australians to make the cut, the promising Victorian 1-over for his round through 12 holes but at 3-under for the tournament not out of the reckoning.

Marcus Fraser and David Bransdon are both 1-under for the tournament and sharing 40th position while Matt Griffin (1-over) and Brendan Jones (2-over) are near the tail of the field.

Overnight co-leader Ryo Ishikawa looked a chance to run away with the tournament after making back to back birdies at his first two holes but his third double bogey in as many days at the third killed his momentum.

The Japanese superstar, known in his homeland as ‘The Bashful Prince’, is even par through nine holes of the third round and at 7-under is among those sharing third.

Tournament drawcard Sergio Garcia has been at less than his best after an opening 66 but remains the player to beat at 7-under for the week with nine holes of his third round remaining.

The Spaniard made a disappointing bogey at the second but hit back with consecutive birdies at the 6th and 7th to get to 1-under for the round and just two off the pace.

Play will resume at 7.40am local time with the final round to begin no earlier than 8.40am.


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