Play Suspended At PGA Championship

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Saturday, August 9, 2008 (AP) -- Just before a thunderstorm hit Oakland Hills and suspended third round play at the 90th PGA Championship, Andres Romero provided a little thunder of his own.

The 27-year-old Argentine tied a competitive course record with a 5-under 65, the best score at the PGA Championship all week. Romero climbed from a tie for 48th into a tie for eighth in the span of four hours.

Play was suspended shortly before leader J.B. Holmes and the rest of the top scorers were to tee off. Heavy rain, thunder and lightning rocked the course for the rest of the afternoon. Holmes has a one-shot lead over Ben Curtis, Justin Rose and Charlie Wi.

Play was suspended with Camilo Villegas and Graeme McDowell each at 4-under for the day.

The players were scheduled to resume their rounds at 7:15 a.m. Sunday. The PGA said it expects the fourth round to get under way at 12:30 p.m. Eastern time.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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