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Scott Stallings held a four-shout led when the third round of the True South Classic was brought to a halt on Saturday.

Scott Stallings held a four-shout led when the third round of the True South Classic was brought to a halt on Saturday.

The tournament has been heavily affected by rain, with each of the first three rounds impacted by poor weather.

As such, the third round was incomplete when darkness forced the players from the Annandale Golf Club.

Stallings had managed ten holes of his penultimate round and made the most of the time he had, notching up four birdies and an eagle at the par-five fifth hole to reach 18-under-par.

The 27-year-old’s hot streak saw him take manufacture a four-stroke advantage over second round leaders Jason Bohn and Billy Horschel as well as Heath Slocum.

While Bohn and Horschel mad quiet starts to their third rounds, Slocum rocketed into contention after seven birdies inside the first thirteen holes.

Having finished 41st on the money list last year, his rookie year, Stallings has endured a frustrating 2012 that has been hampered by injury. However, despite his strong position heading into the closing straight this weekend, he refuses to get too carried away.

“Let the outcome fall where it may,” he said. “I’m just happy to be playing … I’m just happy to get up in the morning and do what I love.”

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