Harrington Assumes Lead Despite Weather


For the third day in a row, foul weather continued to plague the Saujauna Golf and Country Club, site of the Malaysian Open, but not before Padraig Harrington managed to grab the outright lead at 10-under-par.
Harrington made it through ten holes Saturday before the torrential rains moved in, and led by one stroke over Vijay Singh when play was halted. Overnight leader Michael Campbell was at 8-under through ten and was joined by four others on that mark.
Only a handful of players completed their rounds Saturday and an effort will be made to complete the tournament on Sunday.
Perhaps no player on the course was more disappointed at the lastest delay in play than Harrington. The Irishman had already recorded three birdies over his opening ten holes, and had just opened up a one-shot lead. Then came the rains.
'Couldn't ask for being in a better position,' he said. 'Could ask for more control but I must be doing something right to be up here.'
Another player appearing to be off to something right is Singh. The winner of this event in 1984, Singh made birdies over four of his opening seven holes, and was just beginning to lick his chops right about the time everyone had to evacuate the course.
One player who won't be licking his chops on Sunday is defending champion Yeh Wei-tze. Despite a second round of 69, the man from Taiwan missed the cut due to his opening score of 78.
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