Jordan Spieth three off lead in Singapore

By The Sports Xchange  |  Jan. 31, 2016 at 2:31 AM
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World No. 1 Jordan Spieth moved within three shots of the lead at the weather-delayed Singapore Open on Saturday.

The Texan only completed six holes Friday -- recording one birdie and one bogey -- after the first two days were interrupted by tropical storms. He returned Saturday morning to finish 12 holes of the delayed second round, shooting a 1-under 70.

In the afternoon, Spieth was 1-under for 16 holes of his third round before darkness fell, sitting at 6-under for the tournament with his ball marked on the 17th green.

Spieth ended the day three strokes behind South Korea's Song Young-han, who was 9-under after completing 13 holes, and two behind China's Liang Wen-chong, who finished to grab the clubhouse lead at 8-under.

The 22-year-old Spieth played a total of 28 holes on Saturday, making six birdies and five bogeys. He was among 15 players needing to return to the course at daybreak on Sunday to finish their third rounds.

"This has happened before, it is not unusual," Spieth said of his long day. "You have delays where you have to come out and be prepared to play a lot of golf the next day and you hope that that day you are on rhythm."

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