Due to dangerous weather conditions, the third round of The Chevron Championship was suspended, with Atthaya Thitikul currently holding a one shot lead

It was a disappointing end to what had been an exciting third round of The Chevron Championship. Play was suspended at 2:57pm local time due to dangerous weather conditions and the situation never improved with tournament organisers having to make the call to not restart play until Sunday morning.

As it stands, with two of the final group to putt out on 12, Atthaya Thitikul has a one shot lead at -11 over Nelly Korda and Brooke Henderson.

Potentially, regardless of what happens over the last five holes, the round of the day was likely to go to Canadian Henderson, who has just 18 left to play. Heading into the final hole, she was eight-under-par for her round and likely post the lowest round of the week.

Henderson makes the most of moving day

The 26-year-old started the day in a tie for 21st at two-under-par. She started her round steadily with a birdie on four and then, what she called, a clutch par save on six. What would happen next was nothing short of phenomenal as she took just one putt on the next nine holes to make one eagle, six birdies and two pars to get to -11 and a share of the lead. The streak was broken on the next hole with a bogey but a par on 17 has set Henderson up with the chance to make a birdie on her final hole and be up near the top of the leaderboard heading into the final round.

"A little disappointed I dropped the one shot on 16, but I have 18 left tomorrow morning early, so hopefully go out and post a good score and then go into tomorrow with a lot of confidence and a lot of momentum.

"It was just really fun to be in contention at a major championship, especially on the weekend. I think that's what we all dream of is being close to those final groups, being in contention, seeing your name on the leaderboard. There's a lot of us really bunched up, like I said, so it's going to be really fun, really interesting day, with a lot of holes left still to play."

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Thitikul, who started the day at the top of the leaderboard and remains so, is three-under-par through 12 holes. The young Thai star opened her round with a birdie and added two more on eight and 11, taking the solo lead with her last.

"Of course it's going to be a challenging day tomorrow, especially because of the weather and also it's a major. I think the score is going to be there. Not just me, but other players can get low, as well, especially with kind of soft greens. I think who does it best -- I think all the players give 100 percent, more than 100 percent to get ready for tomorrow. What we can do is just stick to the process and do our best."

Korda, who is playing in the same group as Thitikul, is also three-under-par for her round, Korda too had a birdie on the first and made two more on five and eight but, unlike Thitikul, she has not completed the 12th hole. The American had to mark her putt for par as lightning closed in on The Club at Carlton Woods.

(At least) 24 holes to play on Sunday

With the weight of expectation on her shoulders as she goes in search of a fifth straight win, the 25-year-old is only looking at the current situation in a positive light:

"I think you just have to try to be positive about it and just tell yourself that you can't get caught up in possibly girls being on 18 or not having that many holes left. If you think about it positively, then I have a lot of opportunities left in the day that I can go out and maybe capitalize on a couple of them, then that's good. But I'm going to think about it positively rather than negatively."

The greens will continue to soften as heavy rainfall is expected overnight. The course took over half-an-inch on Saturday before play was finally called for the day at 5:30pm CT.

The third round will resume at 7am CT on Sunday and, once complete, players will be re-paired for the fourth round, which will begin at approximately 9:20am CT with a two tee start. View the full Chevron Championship leaderboard here.