Stallings stalled in 3rd round
Scott Stallings trudged back to the clubhouse after making par on the 10th hole, his third round suspended because of the darkness that enveloped Annandale Golf Club in Madison, Miss.
It almost felt as if the course was trying to hide from him.
Stallings shot a blazing 6 under through the first 10 holes of the third round on Saturday at the True South Classic, and will have a four-stroke lead when play resumes this morning.
It’s a terrific opportunity for the 27-year-old, who has struggled for much of the season because of rib and back injuries.
“We’ve got a lot of golf (remaining),” Stallings said. “I’m just happy to be playing. All the birdies and stuff are great, but at the end of the day, just to be out here and be competitive — that’s all I’m really focused on.”
Stallings made four birdies and an eagle before the air horns sounded just past 8 p.m. He’s at 18 under for the tournament and trying for his second career PGA Tour win.
Second-round leader Billy Horschel, Heath Slocum and Jason Bohn are tied for second place at 14 under.
The tournament has been plagued by heavy rain, with one weather-related delay during each of the first three days, including a 31/2-hour setback Saturday. Only a handful of players finished their third round, including William McGirt, who shot an 8-under 64 and was five strokes back.
Andy Hyeon Bo Shim, 17, of Duluth, Ga., rebounded from a five-hole deficit – the largest comeback in championship-match history – to defeat Jim Liu, 16, of Smithtown, N.Y., 4 and 3, and claim the 2012 U.S. Junior Amateur title in Stratham, N.H. … In a dramatic comeback, Australia’s Minjee Lee, 16, won four of the final six holes for a 1-up victory over Alison Lee, 17, of Valencia, Calif., in the 36-hole final of the 2012 U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship in Daly City, Calif.