Golf: Sharma in command as weather pushes Joburg Open into Monday

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India's Shubhankar Sharma remained on course for his maiden European Tour victory as lightning, rain and hail forced the Joburg Open into a Monday finish.

Sharma, ranked number 462 in the world, has a tournament total of 22 under-par and holds a four-shot lead over South Africa's Erik van Rooyen with 11 holes of his final round remaining.

Sharma, 21, birdied the second and sixth holes on Sunday for a two under-par score in his final round, having now gone 44 holes since he last dropped a shot.

Van Rooyen remains in the hunt at four under-par from eight holes in his fourth round, and will have a three-foot putt on the par-four ninth to move to within three shots of Sharma when play resumes.

Tapio Pulkkanen of Finland and England's James Morrison are tied for third at 14 under-par for the tournament, with 10 and 11 holes remaining respectively in their final rounds.

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