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Walker in front at wind-swept Pebble Beach

American Jimmy Walker, seeking his third US PGA title in eight starts this season, fired a four-under 67 yesterday morning (Singapore time) to seize a six-stroke lead at the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

On a day when severe winds halted play for two hours and 20 minutes, play ended at sunset with 12 golfers being forced to finish their third round yesterday.

Walker sank five birdies against a lone bogey, his first of the event, at Monterey Peninsula to stand on 13-under 202 after 54 holes.

New Zealand's Tim Wilkinson, the only non-US player in the top 17, fired a 69 on the same layout to share second with Hunter Mahan on 208 at the event played over three courses in the first three rounds before the final round at Pebble Beach. Richard Lee was fourth on 209 while four-time Pebble Beach champion Phil Mickelson was in a pack on 210.

- AFP.