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Stallings leads at weather-plagued True South Classic

AFP, MADISON, Mississippi

American Scott Stallings seized a four-shot lead before darkness halted the third round of the rain-plagued USPGA Tour True South Classic on Saturday.

Stallings shot to the top of the leaderboard after four birdies and an eagle in his first eight holes and had an 18-under total through 10 holes of the third round at Annandale Golf Club.

Inclement weather has been a problem every day, including a delay of more than three hours on Saturday.

When the third round was to resume yesterday morning, Stallings would be chasing a second USPGA Tour title.

He claimed his first victory at the Greenbrier Classic as a rookie last season, but has battled rib and back injuries this year.

After birdies at the third and fourth, Stallings rolled in a 40-foot eagle putt at the par-five fifth hole, then nabbed back-to-back birdies at seven and eight.

Heath Slocum, Billy Horschel and Jason Bohn were all at 14-under. Slocum had seven birdies and one bogey in his first 13 holes.

Horschel and Bohn were both through nine holes, having shared a one-shot lead when the second round wrapped up earlier on Saturday.

Horschel was leading the tournament after finishing his second round on Friday, but because of the bad weather, Bohn had to come back with almost half the field the next morning to reach the 36-hole mark.

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