Golf: BREEZE FOR McLARDY.
SOUTH Africa's Andrew McLardy held a one-shot lead at the midway point of the delayed, weather-affected third round of the Madeira Island Open.
McLardy picked up three birdies on the front nine in testing blustery conditions at Santo da Serra.
At nine under par he was one shot ahead of long-time leader Kyron Sullivan of Wales and then Ireland's David Higgins. Sullivan, who began the round one shot ahead of Higgins, dropped shots at the second and sixth before a fine birdie on the par-five seventh.
Higgins also dropped a shot on the front nine while Scotland's Andrew Coltart remained in touch on five under.