Shanghai - Russell Knox's decision to go it alone and not complete his third round of the WGC-HSBC Champions in Shanghai on Saturday was vindicated when he birdied the 18th hole early Sunday to take a share of the lead.
The America-based Scot joined Kevin Kisner on 16-under par at the top of the leaderboard after playing the 18th hole on his own Sunday at 7:45 am (2345 GMT Saturday).
The previous evening he had walked off the tee after dusk without hitting a shot after officials had deemed it too dark to play after two weather delays at Sheshan International Golf Club. Playing partners Kisner and Branden Grace opted to finish out.
The 30-year-old world number 85 from Inverness has a previous best finish of third on the US PGA Tour. He will be joined in the final grouping with co-leader Kisner and big-hitting world number eight Dustin Johnson who is 15-under par and won this $8.5 million event two years ago. They tee off at 10:40 am.
Chinese 20-year-old sensation Li Haotong (-15) will tee off 10 minutes earlier alongside double major winner Jordan Spieth (-13) in a grouping that is sure to draw huge galleries at the Shanghai course. England's Ross Fisher (-13) completes the three-ball.