Cink leads at rain-plagued PODS

Stewart Cink owns a two-shot lead after Saturday’s suspended third round of the rain-soaked PODS Championship.

Stewart Cink owns a two-shot lead after Saturday’s suspended third round of the rain-soaked PODS Championship.

Cink recorded three consecutive birdies before bogeying his last hole to finish his round at two-under-par 69 at the Copperhead Course at Innisbrook.

For the tournament, Cink is at five-under 208.

Six golfers still were on the course when the round was suspended due to darkness. Play will resume at 9:30 am local time on Sunday.

Australian Geoff Ogilvy, who began the third round tied for 17th place, holed three birdies against one bogey to finish the day at three-under.

Brandt Snedeker and Billy Mayfair also were at three-under before darkness halted their round. Snedeker started his third round with three birdies in seven holes before bogeying four of his next seven.

One of 71 players forced to complete his second round Saturday morning, Snedeker birdied four of his last nine holes to move into contention for his second career title. The native of Nashville, Tennessee captured his first crown at the Wyndham Championship last season – his first full year on tour.

Tom Pernice Jr and Sean O'Hair both finished their third rounds at even par and remain three strokes behind the leader at two-under.

Defending champion Mark Calcavecchia, first-round leader Bart Bryant and Kevin Sutherland are tied at one-under.

Jeff Maggert, who held a three-shot lead over the few who finished Friday’s second round, bogeyed seven of his first 12 holes. Maggert, who was six-over through 15 holes when the round was halted Saturday, is two-over for the tournament.

Inclement weather and rain plagued the first two days of this event. Thursday’s first round was suspended due to rain with 82 golfers still on the course.

It was the same story Friday, as more than half the field had not completed the second round when the siren sounded to halt play for the day.

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