Friday, 19 March 2010
England’s Mark James made a solid start to the final round of the US Senior PGA Championship before poor weather once again stopped play on Sunday afternoon. The former Ryder Cup Captain, who completed his third round earlier in the day carding a two over par 73, is even par for the Championship through three holes and will return to the course at Valhalla Golf Club on Monday morning.

American Hale Irwin only managed to play one hole of his final round and leads the Championship on seven under par from Canadian Dave Barr and American Jay Haas.

James, who is one of 17 European Seniors Tour members competing, is making his debut in the tournament and is in position for a high finish with a steady round on Monday.

Another Seniors Tour member Mark McNulty from Ireland is also performing well in his first appearance at the Championship. He returned a third round 71 on Sunday and is one over for the tournament having played four holes of his last round.

The Championship has experienced four weather delays in four days but organisers are determined to complete 72 holes, and avoid having to reduce the event to 54 holes which last happened in 2000.

Play was due to start at 8 a.m. ET (1 a.m. GMT) on Monday in what is the 65th staging of the Championship.

Ireland’s Eamonn Darcy shot his best round of the week on Sunday when he returned a 69 and then managed another seven holes to lie at four over for the tournament. Scotland’s Sam Torrance is eight over also having played seven holes.

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