Jason Day, of Australia, acknowledges the crowd after making his putt on the ninth green during the third round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational golf tournament in Orlando, Fla., Saturday, March 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
Phelan M. Ebenhack
March 19, 2016

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Jason Day survived bursts of rain and a few bogeys for a 2-under 70 to keep his two-shot lead Saturday in the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

The starting times were moved forward to avoid a forecast of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Players still had to cope with occasionally heavy rain, though Bay Hill held up nicely and so did the 28-year-old Australian.

He was at 15-under 201 and had a two-shot lead over Henrik Stenson (70), Troy Merritt (67) and Kevin Chappell (67).

Stenson took the lead with a 10-foot eagle on the par-5 sixth hole, only to find a plugged lie in the bunker on the next hole. Day regained the lead with a birdie at No. 8 and kept it the rest of the way.

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