AVONDALE, La. — Woody Austin, Nicholas Thompson, Peter Lonard and Briny Baird topped the Zurich Classic leaderboard at 8 under Saturday when rain, lightning and thunder forced the suspension of third-round play.

Play was stopped at 1:48 p.m., then called off for the day at 5:35 p.m. The 46 players unable to finish will try to complete the round Sunday morning.

Austin had seven holes to play, Thompson eight, Lonard 14 and Baird 15.

John Senden was the leader in the clubhouse at 7 under after a 66. Andres Romero, Tim Petrovic, Steve Elkington and John Merrick also were 7 under.

CHAMPIONS TOUR: At Palm Coast, Fla., German star Bernhard Langer birdied his first two holes at the Ocean Hammock Golf Club, then avoided the mistakes that plagued his closest rivals in the Champions Tour's Ginn Championship. The two-time Masters champion, a two-time winner in 10 career Champions Tour starts, shot a bogey-free 6-under 66 on the windy Oceanside course to reach 11-under 133 and move two strokes ahead of Lonnie Nielsen (69).

Fred Funk (69), tied with Langer with three holes to play, made a bogey at No. 16 and a double bogey at No. 17 to fall into third at 8 under.

EUROPEAN TOUR: At Puerto Banus, Spain, defending champion Lee Westwood shot a 6-under 66 Saturday to take a one-shot lead in the Andalucia Open. Westwood, from England, birdied the first five holes and finished at 12-under 204. David Lynn (68) and 19-year-old Oliver Fisher (67), also from England, were tied for second with France's Thomas Levet (68).