Mother Nature Winning at BMW

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TRAVELERS REST, S.C. -- Severe thunderstorms with hail the size of golf balls forced the suspension of the third round Saturday at the Charity Pro-Am at The Cliffs.
 
Players will return to the Cliffs Valley course Sunday morning at 7:45 AM ET to finish off the third round. The plan is still to play 72 holes but storms are forecast for Sunday and if officials don't believe they can complete a fourth round, the tournament will be shortened to 54 holes.
 
The tournament has been plagued with weather problems all week. The second round was completed Saturday morning after weather problems on Thursday and Friday that pushed the tournament back to where it is now.
 
Tripp Isenhour and Eric Meeks share the lead at 10-under par but completed only one hole.
 
'It may be a 54-hole tournament,' said Isenhour. 'If we get the same stuff again tomorrow which I guess they're saying could happen, then it could be 54 holes. You have to play hard every hole and hopefully be there at the end and have a chance to win. You just don't know what's going to happen.'
 
Jack Nicklaus, who is playing in his first Nationwide Tour event, made a charge up the leaderboard Saturday morning as he polished off a round of 67. He got within five shots of the lead but struggled in his third round.
 
Nicklaus bogeyed three of his five holes in the third round and is now three- under-par, seven shots off the lead.
 
'I was playing about the same as I was earlier on,' Nicklaus said. 'I just wasn't making any putts. That was the difference.'
 
'I feel like Trevino and those guys,' said Isenhour. 'To have him in a Nationwide event is pretty cool. I mean the guy is obviously the best ever.'
 
Nicklaus can take solace in one thing. He and son Steve won the shortened Pro- Celebrity Division tournament at 21-under par.
 
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