Hilversum, Netherlands – James Kingston and Gary Orr both under 66 on Saturday to share the third-round lead of the KLM Open.
Kingston and Orr finished 54 holes at 10-under 200 and the pair is one shot clear of David Lynn, who carded a two-under-par 68 Saturday at Hilversumsche Golf Club.
Rory McIlroy, the reigning U.S. Open champion and world No. 4, sprayed the ball all over the course Saturday, but still managed a two-under 68 and is eighth at minus-seven.
The tournament is finally caught up after a bizarre Thursday.
The start of the championship was delayed 45 minutes after vandals damaged four greens overnight.
A three-hour, 30-minute weather delay on Thursday set the proceedings back further, and the first round was finished on Friday.
With half of the field needing to finish the opening round, the second round wasn't completed on Friday, so the half of the field returned Saturday morning to polish off round two.
With no stoppages on Saturday, the third round is complete, but the forecast for Sunday is horrible. Tee times were moved up in anticipation of the storms, with players going out in threesomes off both the first and ninth tees.
Kingston started terribly on Saturday with a double-bogey at the opening hole, but that was his last mistake of the round. He added a birdie at No. 7 and soared up the leaderboard with his play on the back nine.
The South African birdied Nos. 11 and 12 and found himself at seven-under par for the championship. Kingston birdied the par-three 15th and par-four 17th to get to minus-nine.
Kingston reached the par-five 18th in two and two-putted for birdie from 25 feet. He was first in the clubhouse at 10-under par.
"I didn't start out all that great on the first, and turned out to be quite a nice day," said Kingston.
Orr, 44, birdied three of his first eight holes to grab a share of the lead at nine-under par, but he couldn't get up and down from a bunker to save par at the ninth.
Orr rolled in a four-foot birdie putt at the par-five 12th, his third birdie at the hole this week, and found himself one clear of the field at nine-under par.
After a great 10-foot par save at the 15th, Orr fell one back of Kingston following Kingston's strong finish. Orr had 50 feet for eagle and the outright lead, but pulled his putt nine feet left of the cup. Orr drained the birdie putt coming back for a share of first.
Orr is 187th in the Race to Dubai, so a good final round would go a long way to securing his future. He's playing this season on a major medical exemption after a back injury.
"My lower back has been on and off," said Orr. "But the last few months, it's been better and so I started playing again at Wentworth, but my game has been really poor. I can't blame any excuses on the back unfortunately. I'd like to blame it on the back, but it's been good since then."
David Horsey (66), Robert Rock (68), Joost Luiten (64) and Richie Ramsay (69) are tied for ninth at six-under 204.
World No. 2 Lee Westwood managed only an even-par 70 on Saturday and fell into a tie for 18th at minus-four.
NOTES: Both Kingston and Orr are two-time winners on the European Tour, although Kingston's last victory was in 2009 and both of Orr's titles came 11 years ago...Defending champion Martin Kaymer missed the cut on Saturday...McGinley is a non-playing captain for the Great Britain and Ireland team next week at the Seve Trophy.