Lunde remains on top as play suspended again in Colombia

The Sports NetworkFebruary 14, 2014 

Bogota, Colombia (SportsNetwork.com) - Bill Lunde maintained a share of the lead of the Colombia Championship when play was again suspended on Saturday for rain.

It is the third straight day play has been halted during the tournament and Lunde was not even able to complete a single hole of his third round. He was one of the players able to complete his second round Friday and finished 36 holes at 8-under-par 134.

"It's a little frustrating that you wait around all day and then we finally get to play, but we can see the clouds building before the rain comes," said Lunde. "I've been around long enough to know that there isn't anything we can do. It is what it is."

Justin Thomas completed the final two holes of his second round Saturday and birdied the eighth, his 17th, to close out a 2-under 69 and meet Lunde atop the leaderboard.

Andrew Putnam closed out his second round on the Fundadores Course at Bogota Country Club with a bogey-free, 5-under 66 to meet Lunde and Thomas at 8- under.

The third round will resume at 7:00 a.m. ET Sunday, with the final round scheduled to start at 10:10 a.m.

Sebastian Pinzon, Alex Cejka, Sam Saunders, Chris Wilson and Peter Tomasulo were all tied for fourth place at 7-under when play was halted for the day. Pinzon was through five holes, while the rest of the group was able to complete one hole.

"It's a little frustrating because I got it going, but it's also good because I need to calm down a little bit," said Pinzon, who had four birdies over his five third-round holes. "I'm a little anxious obviously because I'm up with the leaders."

NOTES: Players will not be regrouped from their third-round pairings for the final round ... Lift, clean and place conditions will be in effect for the third round ... Lunde is playing in his first event since last October ... Lunde owns one win on the PGA Tour and another on the Web.com Tour ... Thomas and Putnam are both seeking their first career win on the Web.com Tour.

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