May 4, 2019; Charlotte, NC, USA; Max Homa (USA) looks over his line on the second green during the third round of the Wells Fargo Championship golf tournament at Quail Hollow Club. Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports
(Reuters) – American Max Homa held a one-stroke in the third round of the Wells Fargo Championship when play resumed after an hour and 11 minute weather delay at Charlotte, North Carolina on Saturday.
A passing storm forced the delay with more rain scheduled for later Saturday and on Sunday.
Homa, a former U.S. collegiate champion seeking his first PGA Tour win, was at 12 under through nine holes when play resumed at 4:48 p.m. local time (2048 GMT)
Overnight leader Jason Dufner was a stroke back with Pat Perez and Joel Dahmen tied at nine-under and Englishman Justin Rose at eight-under.
Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy, celebrating his 30th birthday, was tied for sixth at seven-under with Englishman Paul Casey and American Patrick Reed.
McIlroy had only one birdie through nine holes as he missed several putting opportunities.
Reporting by Gene Cherry in Salvo, North Carolina, editing by Pritha Sarkar