Date: November 10, 2012
Author: Omnisport

Bjorn takes lead in rainy Singapore

Thomas Bjorn holds a one-stroke lead at the Singapore Open after the third round was suspended due to darkness on Saturday. Bjorn was unable to tee off during a weather-affected second round on Friday but he finally completed his round with a four-under 67 before light played havoc at the Sentosa Golf Club on Saturday. The Dane had parred his first three holes of the third round as the European Tour event looked to make up for lost time before bad light cut play short for a second successive day. “This course can very quickly bite you, especially if you don&apost drive the ball well,” said Bjorn after his second round. “The numbers can run up on this golf course, so you&aposve got to stay with what you&aposre doing. “I&aposve enjoyed these two days, and it&aposs nice to play some good stuff but there&aposs still a long way to go in this golf tournament. “I&aposve got two good rounds in the bank but there&aposs a way to go.” Bjorn is now one shot clear of Englishman Chris Wood, who carded a six-under 65 in his second round and birdied one of his first three holes during the third to finish the day at eight-under overall. South African George Coetzee is a further stroke back on seven-under after hitting eight birdies during an eight-under 63 second round. Chapchai Nirat of Thailand shares fourth position alongside Italian Francesco Molinari at six-under. Nirat could only manage a two-over 73 in his second round but regained his composure to end Saturday on a positive note, with the Thai currently at two-under after four holes in round three. Molinari wrapped up his second round with a birdie on the 18th hole as he recorded a four-under 67. The Italian went on to par his opening three holes of round three. Adam Scott, meanwhile, is four shots off the pace and in a seven-way tie for sixth. The Australian, who finished second at The Open in July, was at his best during the second round as he mustered a five-under 66, a significant improvement on his opening round, which included three bogeys. Scott was able to begin his third with three pars and he is joined at five-under by Indian pair Gaganjeet Bhullar and Anirban Lahiri, Dutchman Joost Luiten, Bernd Wiesberger of Austria, Englishman Simon Dyson and Italian youngster Matteo Manassero. Meanwhile, Richard Green (three-under), Andrew Dodt (even-par), Marcus Fraser (one-over) and Scott Barr (two-over) were the only other Australians able to begin their third rounds. The third round is due to resume at 7.30am local time on Sunday.