Vegas retains lead as weather halts Barbasol Championship


Overnight leader Jhonattan Vegas is still the man to beat after inclement weather forced round three of the Barbasol Championship to be suspended.

Vegas was three strokes clear at 16 under through 13 holes when PGA Tour tournament officials halted proceedings due to heavy rain at RTJ Trail on Saturday, with no less than 40 players yet to complete their rounds.

A day on from his mesmerising second-round 60,  Vegas - relegated to the Barbasol Championship after failing to qualify for this week's Open - struggled in the stifling conditions in Alabama, carding three bogeys and two birdies to be one over after 13 holes.

The Venezuelan golfer is three shots ahead of Aaron Baddeley and David Toms.

Baddeley was one of Saturday's biggest movers, having started the round 11 strokes adrift, posting a seven-under-par 64 to rocket into contention.

Toms completed 14 holes before play came to a halt, a round highlighted by five birdies and just one bogey.

Sam Saunders (65) and Stuart Appleby (66) are two shots further back, alongside Brian Harman (through 16), Roberto Castro (through 14), Hudson Swafford (through 13) and Michael Johnson (through 13), who are yet to finish their rounds.

Rounding out the top 10 are Si Woo Kim (65), Morgan Hoffman (66), Michael Thompson (through 17), Michael Kim (through 15), Andres Gonzales (through 15) and Chesson Hadley (through 15).