By Rusty Hampton, Special to PGATOUR.COM
MADISON, Miss. -- Third-round co-leaders Nicholas Thompson and Daniel Summerhays have teed off in the final round of the Sanderson Farms Championship.
Thompson and Summerhays started Sunday’s final round at 17 under, two shots ahead of four players, including Chad Campbell and Woody Austin.
The $3 million event at Annandale Golf Club has been plagued by storms all week, and because inclement weather is forecast for Sunday afternoon, officials moved the starting time up in an effort to finish play before the storms hit. A 4 p.m. ET finish is now anticipated.Saturday’s third round would have ended about 7:15 p.m. if not for a violent storm that rolled in just as the final group reached the 18th green. After a 1-hour, 17-minute delay, Summerhays drained a 19-foot downhill putt to cap a 3-under 69 to reclaim a share of the lead.
Summerhays, seeking his first PGA TOUR win, set the pace with a first round 9-under 63 and had a four-shot lead after two rounds at 14 under.
A player to watch today: Billy Andrade.
Andrade, a 49-year-old veteran with four wins and $12.3 million in career earnings, played his first five holes in 5 under (birdie, birdie, birdie, par, eagle) to jump from 10 under to 15 under, two shots back of the leaders as they teed off.