Weather curtails play at Kiawah Island
Article posted: 11 August 2012
I will just try to play the same again
Joost Luiten’s third round at the USPGA Championship remains incomplete after play at Kiawah Island was suspended because of lightning.
The flying Dutchman completed 12 holes and is one under for both the round and tournament.
Play will resume at 7.30am (12.30pm BST) on Sunday with Luiten tied 11th, five shots off the lead.
Louis Oosthuizen shot a two under 70, while Darren Clarke carded a level par 72. The 2011 Open champion is joined in tied 47th by Charl Schwartzel.
Chris Wood is leading the Thailand Open after shooting a five under 67 in his third round.
Wood is one shot clear on 18 under. The humid conditions are proving an unlikely stage for Wood’s first professional win.
"I played in Malaysia earlier this year and it was so hot and humid that I said 'never again'," Wood said. "It was getting like that again here, but I really concentrated on keeping cool - staying in the shade and using a damp towel all the time."
Wood was asked how he planned to navigate his final round at Suwan Golf & Country Club.
"I will just try to play the same again," he said. "I won't worry what anyone else is doing and just concentrate on my own game."
Ben An is tied ninth at the Norwegian Challenge, seven shots off the lead on 13 under following his four under 68 third round. Alexandre Kaleka and Chris Lloyd are both tied 15th on 12 under after shooting four under 68s for the third successive round.
Tyrone Ferreira, Simon Wakefield and Nick Dougherty are all eight under, while Matthew Nixon and Ross McGowan are poised one shot behind. Espen Kofstad is three under.