American Scott Piercy missed his sixth straight birdie on Saturday as play resumed in the storm-interrupted third round of the US PGA Tour's 3M Open.

Piercy, who had a three-stroke lead earlier in the day, birdied five straight holes to take a four-stroke lead and was on the green at par 3

when the players were pulled off the course. After a six-and-a-half-hour delay, 2016 US Open runner-up Piercy birdied the putt from 50 feet, about five feet, before sinking the par.

That left Piercy at 18-under overall, 5-under for the round at TPC Twin Cities in Blaine, Minn. Argentina's Emiliano Grillo was second at 14 under after eight holes

and American Tony Finau was a distant third at 10 under after eight holes. World No. 297 Piercy, 43, is seeking his fifth PGA title but his first since the 2018

Zurich Classic doubles and first singles crown since the 2015 Barbasol Championship. Tee times were moved to the morning

with groups of three hoping to finish the play before the storms arrived. Piercy birdied his fifth straight hole on the seventh hole

with a putt just outside 10 feet to leave Grillo four adrift. Piercy started Saturday's drive with an 18-foot birdie putt on the third hole,