Poulter slips into 3-way tie at Singapore Open

England’s Ian Poulter slipped into a tie with Thomas Levet and Kodai Ichihara for the clubhouse lead before thunderstorms cut short play in the third round of the Singapore Open on Saturday.

Poulter, who finished up his second round in the morning with a 7-under-par 64 to take a five-stroke lead, faltered in the afternoon at 4 over through six holes.

Andrew Dodt and Liang Wen-Chong were tied a shot off the lead while three others were tied two shots back. Ernie Els joined three other players at 5 under.

“There are so many guys close the top of the leaderboard, within a few shots, so this tournament is nowhere near finished,” Levet said. “I’m looking forward to tomorrow because I love the battle.”

The second round was completed on Saturday because of rain delays the previous two days. The third round is scheduled to finish Sunday morning.

Phil Mickelson was 2 under after completing 15 holes of the third round while Padraig Harrington was 2 over after eight holes.