May 03, 2016

    Day 3 strokes off lead as Zurich Classic goes into Monday


    WORLD No. 1 Jason Day moved within three strokes of the lead during the third round at the weather-plagued Zurich Classic of New Orleans on Sunday before more torrential rain halted play for the day.

    Officials shortened the event to 54 holes and extended it to a Monday finish, with the third round scheduled to resume at 7am local time.

    Co-leaders Brian Stuard and Jhonattan Vegas were five holes into their third round when play was suspended after steady rainfall continued to saturate the TPC Louisiana layout.

    American Stuard and Venezuelan Vegas were tied at 13 under par, one shot better than American Bobby Wyatt who picked up six strokes on the front nine.

    Day picked up three strokes in eight holes to be among a group at 10-under.

    "We always say golf is a marathon, not a sprint, this is kind of a sprint now," said the Australian.