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Colin Montgomerie flying high at Sunningdale

By Phil Blanche

Colin Montgomerie moved into a share of the lead in the Senior Open Championship at Sunningdale before heavy rain curtailed play in the second round.

The Scot, bidding for his fourth senior major championship and first on British soil, completed 12 holes before the suspension.

Montgomerie twice led outright on six-under par but bogeys on the 10th and 12th holes, either side of a birdie on the 11th, pushed him back into group containing eight players.

Reigning champion Bernhard Langer, Miguel Angel Jimenez and American pair Jeff Sluman and Lee Janzen are among those alongside Montgomerie at five-under having failed to start their second rounds.

Championship director David Williams said: "The plan is to finish round two tomorrow and, all going well, start round three on a two-tee start.

"We will have probably an hour or so play left of round three tomorrow, and we'll finish that up on Sunday morning.

"Then the plan is to go three-balls off one tee and get back on track and finish when we're meant to."

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