Avondale, La. — Erik Compton birdied three of five holes after a nearly six-hour rain delay Saturday, giving the two-time heart transplant recipient a share of the lead with Jason Day early in the third round of the rain-plagued Zurich Classic.
Compton and Day were at 13 under, a shot ahead of Justin Rose, Blayne Barber, Jerry Kelly and David Hearn at TPC Louisiana when play was suspended because of darkness.
Compton finished six holes, and Day played three. Before rain halted play at 12:14 p.m., Day finished off a 7-under 65 to take the second-round lead.
Winless on the PGA Tour, Compton also completed a 65 in the second round.
"It was nice to come out this morning and finish the round," Compton said. "And then, I basically just did what everybody else did, just saddled up and waited."
Compton opened the third round with a birdie on the first hole before the long delay. He came back with a birdie on the par-5 second and added birdies on the fourth and fifth holes.
"It's going to be a low scoring tournament, so fortunate to get off to a decent start, a good start," Compton said. "It's a lot of golf, so you know you have to reach a number."
The strong storm downed at least one tree and toppled tables. Play resumed at 5:57 p.m. and was suspended for the day at 7:32 p.m.
Play was scheduled to resume at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, and sun and a high around 90 were forecast. The players will not be repaired for the final round.
Saturday was the third consecutive day rain has either halted or suspended play. On Thursday, play was suspended for 1 hour, 18 minutes. On Friday, play was suspended for the day at 4:30 p.m.
It took Day 13 hours to get in seven holes Saturday.
"It's just a lot of patience you had to have today," Day said. "I know that it's very easy to get frustrated and start getting angry at the things that have gone on, especially with the weather. But with everyone that's getting frustrated I know I can't. Just got to stay centered and keep pushing."
The Australian, the highest-ranked player in the field at No. 6, will open his title defense in the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Match Play next week in San Francisco
Barber finished 11 holes, Hearn seven, Rose six and Kelly five.
Dustin Johnson, ranked No. 7 in the world, was 7 under. Boo Weekley, the first-round leader after a 64, was 9 under — 1 over through five holes in the third round.
Brooke Henderson had a one-shot lead and lost momentum going into the final round of the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic at Daly City, Calif.
Henderson led by as many as five shots on a chilly afternoon at Lake Merced until making bogeys on her last two holes. The 17-year-old Canadian had to settle for an even-par 72 and a 9-under 207 total.
Morgan Pressel and Min Seo Kwak were tied for second.
Pressel birdied four of her last six holes for a 67 on a day the course average was 74.6. Kwak had a 69. Those were the only two rounds in the 60s.
Henderson was denied a waiver for the age minimum of 18 to try to join the LPGA Tour. She hopes a victory Sunday can change that.
Top-ranked Lydia Ko was fourth at 6 under after a 71. The defending champion turned 18 on Friday.
Boyhood rivals Ian Woosnam and Sandy Lyle took a two-stroke lead in the Champions Tour's Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf at Big Cedar Lodge at Ridgedale, Missouri.
Woosnam and Lyle shot a 6-under 64 in better-ball play on Buffalo Ridge's regulation Springs course to reach 13 under. On Thursday, they had the best score at the par-3 Top of the Rock course, a 7-under 47 for nine holes of modified alternate shot and nine holes of better ball. Play will close Sunday on the par-3 course with nine holes of modified alternate shot and nine of better ball.
Woosnam and Lyle grew up about 20 miles apart, with Lyle in Scotland and Woosnam in Wales. They birdied five of the last six holes in windy conditions.
In the Legends Division for players 65 and older, Larry Nelson and Larry Fleisher had a four-stroke lead at 11 under. They had a 66 at Buffalo Springs after opening with a 47 on the par-3 course.
Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player were tied for second with Butch Baird and Al Geiberger. The Legends Division will close Sunday with nine holes of better ball on the par-3 course.
Defending champion Alexander Levy of France faltered down the stretch after a strong start at the Volvo China Open at Shanghai, setting up a four-way tie for the lead heading into the final round.
Levy sank four birdies in his opening four holes before mistakes started to creep into his game, allowing England's David Howell and China's Li Haotong and Wu Ashun to catch him at 8-under 208.
Levy, who settled for a 1-under 71 at Tomson Shanghai Pudong, won his first European Tour title last year at Genzon in Shenzhen. Howell had five birdies in a seven-hole stretch in a 68, and Li and Wu shot 69.