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Birthday boy Zemmer leads weather-affected Dormy Open

Birthday boy Zemmer leads weather-affected Dormy Open

Aron Zemmer holds a one-stroke lead at the Dormy Open as the third round at Askersunds Golfklubb was suspended for the day due to a waterlogged course.

The Italian, celebrating his 33rd birthday today, is one of 34 competitors who will return to the course on Sunday to complete their rounds.

Searching for a maiden European Challenge Tour title, Zemmer made the turn in Sweden two under par and carded a fourth birdie of the day on the 12th to move to eight under par. With four holes of his round left to complete, he sits one stroke clear of six golfers, including overnight leader Ivan Cantero Gutierrez.

“I played well on the front nine, I missed a couple of short putts on the 7th and 8th hole but then I came back and holed a nice one on 9th and 12th hole so that was a bonus on the missed putts,” said Zemmer.

“It’s pretty wet so I’m going to have to keep the ball in play. I think the greenkeepers have done a good job to keep the course playable. The greens are not great but with the weather they’ve had it’s going to be the same for everyone.

“It got a little bit windy on the last holes of the front nine and then obviously you could see it was going to rain because it got really dark. We were just waiting for the rain to come in.”

Of those who completed their rounds, Germany’s Anton Albers carded a six under par 61 to move into a share of second place on seven under and he was also joined in the clubhouse on that number by Conor Purcell of Ireland.

Also on seven under par, and still to complete their third rounds are Frenchman Ugo Coussaud, Cantero Gutierrez of Spain, Germany’s Jannik de Bruyn and Jacques Kruyswijk of South Africa.

The third round will resume at 9:00am on Sunday morning with the final round commencing at 10:00am.

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