ATZENBRUGG, Austria, July 27 (UPI) -- Thorbjorn Olesen had a second consecutive 68 and retained his three-stroke lead after third-round play Friday at the European Tour's Lyoness Open in Austria.
Friday marked the first day the tournament hasn't been affected by weather. Wednesday's first round was interrupted for about 3 1/2 hours by rain and lightning and rain Thursday caused a suspension that forced many players to finish their second rounds Friday before the third round began.
Olesen was up by three after the second round was completed and posted a steady round with four birdies and 14 pars for a 4-under 68 Friday. The birdies came at Nos. 6 and 7 and then at 10 and 11.
Olesen has had just one bogey this week and is at 16-under 200 after 54 holes.
Rikard Karlberg, with four birdies in his final six third-round holes, is in second at 13-under after a 6-under 66.
Benjamin Herbert matched Olesen's first-round 64 with nine birdies and a bogey. He had six birdies over a seven-hole span in the middle of the third round.
He's at 12-under for the tournament, tied with Bernd Wiesberger (67 Friday), Richard Bland (68) and Thomas Levet (69) for third.
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