More morning mist delayed the start of today’s third round and the Scottish player had only completed 13 holes when darkness called a halt to proceedings.
Ramsay was one over par for the day at that stage, having struggled to build on a blistering start, with two birdies in the first three holes.
He now has to complete the third round on Sunday morning, along with all but 13 of the field, before pegging it up for the final 18 holes.
When the action went on hold the Scot was four under and just half a dozen shots behind the pacestetters, who include Ryder Cup pair Rory McIlroy and Ian Poulter.
Richie, whose driving was solid, will be hoping to make an impression on Sunday and find the form which saw him card a best of the day 66 in round two.
Carbon managing director Gordon Wison has been delighted with the extensive media coverage stirred by Richie’s fabulous 66, with several of today’s papers carrying photographs with our corporate logo to the fore and Richie flagging-up our sponsorship in his interviews.