JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI | Abundant rain during the week delayed play to the point where the Sanderson Farms Championship was forced to finish today. Roberto Castro held a one-stroke lead at 13-under par at the Country Club of Jackson when darkness halted the third round on Sunday.
Play will commence at 7 a.m. CST today with completion of the third round; the entire fourth round will follow. Play was delayed nearly five hours during Friday’s second round due to rain. And overnight rain Friday and again Saturday allowed players on the course for only 40 minutes – three holes – on Saturday. PGA Tour officials decided Saturday on the Monday finish.
Castro didn’t hit a shot Saturday and went to a James Bond movie instead. On Saturday, 76 players hadn’t finished their second rounds. The leaders didn’t start their third rounds until just past 3 p.m. local time Sunday and Castro had finished six holes when play was called. D.J. Trahan and Michael Thompson each stood at 12 under, one shot back. Trahan was 2 under through nine holes of his third round and Thompson was 2 under through seven.
Castro held a four-shot lead entering the third round Sunday afternoon but lost most of that lead with two early bogeys at the third and fourth holes and will start Monday at 2 over for the third round.