MADISON, Miss. — For nearly four hours, Troy Matteson tried to figure out ways to kill time as thunderstorms rolled across Annandale Golf Club. Turns out it was worth the wait.
Matteson birdied his final three holes after the delay to shoot 6-under 66 and share the lead at the PGA Tour's Viking Classic with George McNeill at 12 under.
Matteson finished his round, but McNeill was on No. 18 when the final delay was called because of lightning in the area.
"It's kind of weird — I usually don't play that well coming off a rain delay like that," Matteson said. "Somehow the greens are standing up to the rain."
McNeill was 7 under through 17 holes and will resume play today on the 18th fairway.
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Southern Amateur: Tarquin McManus took a one-stroke lead heading into the final round at Innisbrook's Copperhead Course in Palm Harbor. McManus shot 5-under 66 to close at 7-under 206.