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Rain Forces Monday Play

POTOMAC, Md. -- The third round of the FBR Capital Open has been postponed until Sunday morning. The final round is scheduled to be contested on Monday.
The East Coast has been affected by a band of heavy storms that has pushed slowly up the seaboard. Tournament officials moved up tee times on Saturday in order to avoid the weather but not a single player was able to tee off as rain left the TPC at Avenel saturated and unplayable.
'We've got a good forecast for tomorrow. We've got a good forecast for Monday,' said tournament director Mark Russell. 'We're going to play golf.'
With an inevitable Monday finish, travel plans for several players will be altered with the U.S. Open in Olympia Fields, Ill., next week.
Rory Sabbatini currently leads at 8-under-par 134. He is followed by David Duval, Niclas Fasth, Notah Begay III and Tom Gillis at 6-under-par 136.
Duval, who has battled through an incredible slump since his British Open victory in 2001, used a course-record 62 on Friday to move into contention.
In 2001, the tournament was pushed back to a Monday finish as rain forced the leaders to return to the back nine on Monday. Frank Lickliter won that tournament for his first PGA Tour victory but that was not the week before the U.S. Open as this week is.
This is the first full-18 Monday finish on the PGA Tour in almost two years. Scott Hoch won the Ford Championship in a Monday finish this year but that was a playoff between Hoch and Jim Furyk.
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