Morrison loses lead at Wentworth
England's James Morrison ran up an early triple-bogey eight and saw his four-shot lead disappear when the PGA Championship resumed on Saturday.
The former England Youth cricketer - he played with Alastair Cook and Tim Bresnan - had gone round in a sparkling 64 on Friday to take charge of the European Tour's flagship event at Wentworth.
But in a nervy-looking start, the 27-year-old world number 236 bogeyed the first after hitting his second into sand and then found all manner of trouble on the long fourth.
It is rated the easiest hole on the course, but not for Morrison.
In the right rough off the tee he hooked out of bounds, hit his fourth shot back into the trees, duffed a chip and by taking three more fell one behind.
The new leaders were defending champion Luke Donald and Scot David Drysdale.
Donald, needing a top-eight finish to go back to world number one after Rory McIlroy's second successive missed cut, was also bunkered on the first, but saved par from 12 feet.
He was then on in two at the fourth and two-putted to move to nine under, while Drysdale, 291st on the rankings and yet to win a Tour event, made a 12-footer on the short second.
Morrison fell into a tie for third with Ireland's Peter Lawrie and Spaniard Rafael Cabrera-Bello.
Course re-designer Ernie Els was moving into the picture, birdies at the fourth and sixth helping him to reach five under with four to play.
The best early score was a 69 from Ian Poulter that took him to three under, while Lee Westwood had a 70 that included six birdies, but also a 30-foot putt for a triple-bogey seven on the 13th, where he twice left shots in a fairway bunker and had a penalty drop in between.
There were some horror stories in the windy conditions. South African James Kingston had an 85, England's Steve Webster and Chris Wood shot 81 and 80 respectively, and America's 2003 Open champion Ben Curtis finished with two triple-bogey eights for an 81.
Things did not get better for Morrison. He was bunkered on the short fifth and bogeyed, then had another eight - this time a quadruple bogey - after going in the water on the eighth.
From 12 under he had crashed to three under, and from four clear had tumbled seven behind new leader Lawrie, who birdied the eighth and 10th to reach 10 under.
The Dubliner led Donald by one and Rose by two, but Drysdale was twice in the lake at the eighth, also took eight and on five under was down to joint fifth.
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