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Im, Wu share PGA lead at weather-hit Wyndham Championship

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Brandon Wu lit up a dreary day with an eagle coming out of a hole that gave him a share of the lead early in the third round before play was stopped Saturday at the US PGA Tour Wyndham Championship.

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Woo, a 25-year-old rookie in contention for his first title on the tour, drew 12 under par with South Korean Im Sung-jae, both of whom went through 11 holes when play was suspended on the day two delays occurred from – for the weather.

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Officials had hoped to resume play in time to play another hour of play at the Sedgefield Country Club, but those plans were canceled as thunderstorms continued in the Greensboro, North Carolina area.

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Wu started the day with a three-way tie for the lead along with South Korean Kim Joo-hyun and American Ryan Moore.

He went down with a scarecrow in second, but rolled out in a nine-foot birdie in seven, and five and a half feet in ten.

On a difficult par-four on the 11th, his second 147-yard hit on the fairway set up a couple of bounces on the green before spinning into a cup just before the horn blew to stop play for the second time.

“It was a pretty crazy bunch of events,” Wu said. “We were making a turn, and then thunder rumbled. We were just trying to focus on our punches.

“The fact that this eagle fell right on the horn was something special. I felt like a basketball player or something like that.”

Wu said the prospect of a long wait before he could resume work didn’t bother him.

“I think it’s just fun to compete, it’s fun to be in the last group today,” he said. “(I) try not to put too much pressure on myself.”

Im, who won the last of his two PGA Tour titles at the Shriners’ Children’s Open in October, started the first day with a lead and hit three top nine shots with a nine-foot birdie in third, an eighth-footer in fifth, and a 13-foot birdie in eighth.

He made it to 12-under with a five-foot birdie in 11th place.

Kim was 11 under 10 holes and was on the fairway at 11 when play was stopped. American John Ha, who scored a career-high 61 shots and led the first round, was 11 to 11.

Kiradech Afibarnrat from Thailand was the leader in the club from 10 to 200 couples. He had seven birdies in seven under 63 – his best one-hit round on the PGA Tour.

Five more players have been on the field under 10 and their eyes are on to improve when play resumes on Sunday morning.

Officials said that even with the delays, they expected to finish the tournament on Sunday.



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