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Bjorn grabs 1-shot lead

Singapore: Thomas Bjorn grabbed a one-shot lead before darkness descended to halt the Singapore Open third round on Saturday.

Bjorn sits at the top of the leaderboard on nine-under after 39 holes.

Chris Wood is hot on his heels in second place. George Coetzee registered a second round eight-under 63 to surge up the leaderboard and the South African remains two behind Bjorn after cancelling out a bogey with a birdie over the early holes of his third round.

World No. 1 Rory McIlroy admitted to being frustrated by the regular weather delays but the Briton moved into contention at four-under after nine holes of his third round despite a slow start to the tournament with back-to-back 70s.

Shiv Kapur led a bunch of five Indians into the money rounds even as six others fell by the wayside.

Kapur (68) was four-under 138 and five stroke behind leader Bjorn. Five-under at one stage, he suffered a bogey on 16th to be 4-under 138 in tied seventh after 36 holes.

In the morning, SSP Chowrasia (69) and Anirban Lahiri (68) negotiated the remaining holes from Friday’s partial appearance in second round to reach 36 holes in three-under 139 and in tied 11th place.

Also making the cut were Gaganjeet Bhullar, playing his 11th week in a row, and Jyoti Randhawa. Bhullar was two-under 140 and tied 21st and Randhawa struggled through 72. (Agencies)