American Max Homa held a one-stroke in the third round of the Wells Fargo Championship when play resumed after an hour and 11 minute weather delay at Charlotte, N.C., Saturday.
A passing storm forced the delay with more rain scheduled for later Saturday and on Sunday.
Homa, a former U.S. collegiate champion seeking his first PGA Tour win, was at 12 under through nine holes when play resumed at 4:48 p.m. Overnight leader Jason Dufner was a stroke back with Pat Perez and Joel Dahmen tied at 9-under and Englishman Justin Rose at 8-under. Rory McIlroy, celebrating his 30th birthday, was tied for sixth at 7-under with Englishman Paul Casey and American Patrick Reed. McIlroy had only one birdie through nine holes as he missed several putting opportunities.
By sinking his 13-foot par putt on the 18th hole, 14-year-old Yang Kuang of China became the second-youngest player to make a cut in European Tour history at the Volvo China Open.
He rolled in the clutch putt Friday to remain at 2-under par for the tournament, booking his place for the weekend at Genzon Golf Club in Shenzhen.
And on Saturday, he surged into the top 50 at the China Open after shooting a 3-under 69. The amateur is tied with seven others for 44th place entering Sunday.
“I’m really happy, it’s amazing,” Yang said about qualifying for weekend play. “I was really nervous on 18 as it is a long putt for me but it went in and I‘m too happy. There are not enough words to describe the feeling.”
At 14 years, six months and 12 days old, Yang entered the record books behind only countryman Guan Tianlang, who was 14 years and five months of age when he made the cut at the 2013 Masters.
— Field Level Media