Johnson leads by two shots after completion of third round

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Zach Johnson held a two-shot lead going into Sunday's final round of the Texas Open after 14 players completed their third rounds in the early morning after weather caused a near five-hour delay on Saturday.

Johnson, the 2008 champion, vaulted into the lead Saturday with a sizzling 10-under-par 60 that gave him a 15-under-par total of 195 at LaCantera Golf Club's Resort Course in San Antonio.

Paul Goydos, who led after each of the first two rounds, was three shots back with six holes to play when he returned to the course Sunday and gained a stroke with a birdie at the 14th. His round of 69 put him on 13-under, two off the lead.

Three-times winner Justin Leonard also birdied 14, but a bogey at the 18th dropped him to 12-under as he completed a 67 for 198.

Another shot back at 199 was Australian Marc Leishman, who shot 66 in the third round.

Players were teeing off in threesomes from the first and 10th tees in order to complete the final 18 holes on Sunday.

(Writing by Larry Fine in New York, Editing by Justin Palmer)

Article Published: 17/05/2009