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Weather Delay at NCAA Golf Championships

Weather Delay at NCAA Golf Championships

Sugar Grove, Ill—A predicted mid-afternoon rainstorm has halted play during the middle of the first round of the NCAA Men’s Golf Championship at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Illinois.   Clemson was playing holes 4-7 when a weather delay was announced at 3:04 p.m. central time. It is not known when play will resume, but more golf is expected to be played on Friday.

Clemson was tied for 19th place with Arizona State at two over par when play was stopped. Arizona State had finished its round.

Doc Redman is Clemson’s best player so far as the freshman is one under par through three holes. The native of Raleigh, N.C. made a five-foot birdie putt on the par five second hole and made par on the first and third holes.

Seniors Carson Young and Austin Langdale, and sophomore Bryson Young were all one over par.   Langdale has finished six holes, while Nimmer was through four and Young through three.  

Freshman William Nottingham, the only Tiger to finish in the top 10 in each of the last three tournaments, had a rough start on Friday. First he broke his driver on the driving range just 30 minutes prior to the start of his round. Then he made a nine on the par-five second hole when his second shot went into a hazzard and he later hit two shots from a greenside bunker. He did recover to make par on the next four holes.

It would not be the worst thing for Clemson to have the remainder of the first round moved to Saturday morning. Weather is expected to be much better in the morning.   In the morning wave on Friday, Auburn shot a six-under-par 282 and has the team lead by three shots at the moment. Six players shot in the 60s in the morning wave, three more than reached the 60s for the entire 225 rounds played during the 2014 NCAA Regional Tournament at the same course.

A further update will be provided later this afternoon.