Just when it seemed Ian Poulter was a runaway train at the Turkish Airlines Open, he went flying off the tracks on Saturday.
After dropping to 14-under with the completion of the rain-soaked second round, Poulter struggled to a 3-over 75 in the third, hitting three bogeys and one double, dropping him a shot behind Australia’s Wade Ormsby for the tournament lead.
Ormsby, ranked 264th in the world, shot an opening round 65 by birdying every hole but one on the back nine Thursday. On Saturday, he was 4-under thanks to an eagle on No. 18 to get to 12-under.
The round was suspended by darkness with just a few players needing to finish 18 – none of the ones in contention for Sunday’s final round.
Poulter is tied for second with Lee Westwood and Marcel Siem. Siem still has an outside chance of winning the overall Race to Dubai title if he could win here and next week as well. He fired a 66 on the third round, the second-lowest score of the day.