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A flooded course led to the Reale Seguros Spanish Open being suspended in Seville before overnight leader Gregory Bourdy had teed off for hi...

A flooded course led to the Reale Seguros Spanish Open being suspended in Seville before overnight leader Gregory Bourdy had teed off for his third round. 

Play was possible earlier on, but only 12 of the 68 players completed their day's work before the hold-up came at lunchtime. 

Rain in Spain: Players hit the driving range at a wet Spanish Open

Rain in Spain: Players hit the driving range at a wet Spanish Open

Frenchman Bourdy, with only one top 10 finish in the past year, led on five under par by one from England's Simon Dyson and Robert Rock, 19-year-old Italian Matteo Manassero and home hope Jorge Campillo, a graduate from last season's Challenge Tour. 

The best early move came from Ireland's Peter Lawrie, whose only victory in nearly 300 Tour events came on the course four years ago. 

He birdied the first and third to climb into a share of 10th spot on two under, but had completed only one more hole when officials decided to bring the players in. 

With conditions improving and the threat of lightning passing it was announced that play would resume at 3pm local time, but with almost two hours lost the third round looked likely to spill into Sunday.

Cloudy skies: Italian Matteo Manassero in action at the weather-hit Spanish Open

Cloudy skies: Italian Matteo Manasser



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