The Sun (Malaysia) - - SPORTS -

JOHN­SON Wag­ner chipped in for one of his three birdies to grab a one-shot lead yes­ter­day at the soggy Safeway Open, where rain brought the third round to an early halt. Wag­ner was 15un­der through 15 holes when the round was halted with dark­ness clos­ing in and heavy rain caus­ing pud­dles on the greens. Sec­ond-round leader Scott Piercy, who had fallen one off the pace, was off the 16th green when he told tour­na­ment of­fi­cials he couldn’t play his shot be­cause of the water. Those who failed to fin­ish were due to re­turn early Sun­day to com­plete the round, with the third round to be played in three­somes off two tees in a bid to beat more ex­pected in­clement weather. When play was halted, Pat­ton Kizzire was also at 14-un­der through 16 holes. Eng­land’s Paul Casey was 13un­der through 15 holes and Scot­land’s Martin Laird 12-un­der through 16. Wag­ner, who col­lected three top-10 fin­ishes in 26 starts last sea­son, is in search of a fourth ca­reer US PGA Tour ti­tle and his first since the 2012 Sony Open.

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