Maximilian Kieffer has a one stroke lead over the rest of the field with much of the third round to be completed at the Oman Open.
The German would sign for two under 70 in his second round at Al Mouj Golf, enough to take him to five under for the event and one shot ahead of India’s Gaganjeet Bhullar, Joachim Hansen and South African Brandon Stone.
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High winds and a sandstorm swept through Muscat on Friday, forcing all but 11 players to leave the course without completing their second round.
Winds weren’t much better on Saturday, but Kieffer persevered, rolling in four gains and two bogeys in his second round. He then went on to par the first three holes of his third round.
None of the field were able to complete their third round on Saturday, resulting in an early start on Sunday. The leaders will have to play no less than 33 holes to get a result.
Further down the leaderboard, a host of players a two shot off the lead on three under, including Swede Peter Hanson and Benjamin Herbert of France.
Bronte Law and Nasa Hataoka will share a one stroke lead going into the final round of the Pure Silk Championship on Sunday.
Bernd Wiesberger is closing in on his fifth European Tour title after grabbing the lead at the Made in Denmark on Saturday.
Jonas Blixt eagled the 17th after holing out from the fairway to take a one-shot lead into the weekend at the Charles Schwab Challenge.
Bronte Law and Jennifer Song still lead the LPGA’s Pure Silk Championship after the second round, but were joined by Jacqui Concolino.
Matthias Schwab will take a one-shot lead into the weekend at the Made in Denmark after making the best of a bad situation on Friday.
First-round leader Tony Finau credited a change in putting grip for his six-under-par 64 at the Charles Schwab Challenge.