Bjorn holds 1-stroke lead at Singapore Open
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By JUSTIN BERGMAN
SINGAPORE (AP) — Thomas Bjorn took a one-stroke lead over England’s Chris Wood before play was halted Saturday during the third round of the rain-delayed Singapore Open.
Tropical downpours have caused havoc with the schedule this week, forcing golfers to finish the second round early Saturday and then hurriedly start the third round hours later. Officials are still planning to play 72 holes unless storms cause more delays on Sunday.
Bjorn shot a 67 in the second round to take a two-stroke lead at 9-under 133, but Wood pulled within one with a birdie at the start of the third round. Both players only got through three holes before play was stopped because of darkness.
South Africa’s George Coetzee was in third place at 7 under, one stroke ahead of Italy’s Francesco Molinari and Thailand’s Chapchai Nirat.
Rory McIlroy was at 4 under overall, five strokes behind the leader. AP-GLF-Disney,127
Out of hospital, Beljan keeps lead at Disney
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By DOUG FERGUSON
AP Golf Writer
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Charlie Beljan went against a doctor’s recommendation that he not play golf, and he’s glad he did.
One day after Beljan endured a panic attack that caused a spike in blood pressure and made him fear for his life, he managed just fine Saturday in the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Classic. He had a 1-under 71 that gave him a two-shot lead going into the final round at Disney and a chance to do more than just keep his card. The 28-year-old rookie now is one round from winning.
Beljan slept for about only an hour overnight. Despite a pair of early bogeys, he bounced back with three birdies and finished at 13-under 203. He was two shots ahead of Brian Gay, Josh Teater and Charlie Wi.