Created: 08/30/2015 7:52 AM
By: By JOHN ZENOR
PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Austin Ernst took the lead at 10 under Saturday before darkness forced the suspension of third-round play in the weather-delayed Yokohama LPGA Tire Classic.
Ernest was 1 under through four holes after waiting out a five-hour delay for rain and lightning on the links-style Senator Course. She passed second-round leader Yani Tseng, who had a bogey on the fourth hole to drop to 9 under.
Players are expected to stay in the same groups for early morning starts Sunday, trying to complete the 72-hole tournament.
Lexi Thompson, the 2011 winner, was two strokes back along with Sei Young Kim, Tiffany Joh, Sydnee Michaels and Julieta Granada.
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