Third Round of NCAA Golf Suspended Due to Weather
West Lafayette, IN The third round of the NCAA Men’s Golf Championships was suspended Friday afternoon due to severe weather including lighting and heavy rain near Purdue’s Birck Boilermaker Golf Course. The third round will resume at 7 a.m. Saturday followed by the final round.
Virginia’s players that were competing during the afternoon wave, had between four and seven holes to complete when play was suspended.
Strong winds blew consistently during the day as a large storm front moved into the area. Play was first suspended at 4:15 p.m., resumed at 4:55 p.m. and then stopped for the remainder of the day at 5:55 p.m. The teams were shuttled from the course and taken to Purdue’s Mackey Arena. After spending an hour in one of the building’s locker rooms, Cavalier coach Bowen Sargent was informed a tornado was spotted approximately 10 miles from town. In less than 90 minutes, up to three inches of rain was recorded in areas near West Lafayette.
The Cavaliers were in 28th place with a score of 22-over par when play stopped. Will Collins and Greg Carlin both stood at 3-over for the day. Collins had completed 12 holes and Carlin 13. Amory Davis was 7-over after 14 holes, Steven Rojas was at 9-over through 14 and Kyle Stough was at 13-over after the 11th hole. Stough entered the day in 17th place after shooting 4-over for the first two days of the tournament.
Only the top 15 teams will advance to Saturday’s final round. Virginia was 20 shots out of that position when play was halted.
UCLA leads the tournament at 24-over 888. USC and Clemson are tied for second at 891. All three teams played in the morning wave and completed their third rounds.
Results of the tournament when play stopped are online at Golfstat.com.