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NEW DELHI, India -- Pablo Larrazabal made eagle on the 18th hole Saturday to shoot six-under 66 and gain a share of the lead with the third round of the Avantha Masters suspended due to darkness.

Larrazabal finished 54 holes at 11-under-par 205. He was joined at minus-11 by Robert Coles, who was four-under par through 16 holes of his third round.

For the second time this week, there was a lengthy fog delay early in the day. Once play resumed, the second round was completed earlier Saturday and everyone was able to get through at least 13 holes of their third rounds.

The third round will resume Sunday at 8:00 a.m. local time and the final round will start at 8:25 a.m. with players remaining in the same groups as the third round.

India's S.S.P. Chowrasia (67) and Sujjan Singh (68) share third place at minus-10. They stand alongside Rafa Echenique (67) at DLF Golf and Country Club.

Robert-Jan Derksen (68), Gregory Havret (68), Angelo Que (68) and Chapchai Nirat (68) are tied for sixth place at nine-under-par 207. Thaworn Wiratchant (16 holes) and Jeev Milkha Singh (13 holes) also stand at minus-nine.

Larrazabal, the 2008 Open de France winner, parred the first five holes before catching fire. He birdied the sixth, then converted three consecutive birdie chances from the eighth to jump to minus-nine.

The Spaniard stumbled to a bogey on the 12th for the second day in a row. He recovered that stroke with a birdie on the 14th. Larrazabal jumped to 11-under thanks to an eagle on the par-five 18th.

"It was one of the days where I played nicely," said Larrazabal. "I made some nice par putts at the start of the round and I knew that the birdie chances would come because I was playing well."

Coles birdied the second, but gave that stroke back when he faltered to a bogey on No. 5. He atoned for that mistake with his third birdie in three days at the par-five sixth.

The 38-year-old Englishman birdied the 10th, then parred his next four holes. Coles moved to 11-under with an eagle at the par-four 15th. He parred 16 before play was halted for the day.

NOTES: Defending champion Andrew Dodt posted an even-par 72 to complete three rounds at three-under-par 213.


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