Sergio Garcia's bid for a hat-trick of Andalucia Masters titles was delayed until Monday because of more bad weather at the Real Club Valderrama, while Shane Lowry is still in the hunt.

The tournament had already been reduced from four rounds to three because of a series of weather delays on the first three days and no play was possible after 1.49pm on Sunday, when the hooter sounded because of the threat of lightning.

Garcia, whose foundation hosts the tournament, was only able to complete seven holes of his final round and will carry a three-shot lead over Lee Westwood into Monday.

Garcia came into the third round with a four-shot advantage at 10 under par following a 64 on Saturday and briefly extended that to five after birdieing the fourth hole with a 20-foot putt.

But he missed a close-range par putt at the next to drop back to 10 under and four birdies in eight holes from

Westwood showed the Spaniard he would not have things all his own way.

Lowry and Spain's Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano are in a tie for third, one shot behind Westwood, having also played eight holes.