Rain Delays Houston Men's Golf Start at NCAA Championships
May 23, 2014
HUTCHINSON, Kan. - The 10th-ranked University of Houston Men's Golf team will have to wait a little longer to make its first appearance at the NCAA Championships in 13 years.
Inclement weather throughout Friday's First Round at Prairie Dunes Country Club delayed the Cougars' first tee time until Saturday morning. Houston was originally scheduled to tee off at 1:30 p.m., Friday, but joined 14 other teams in never reaching their initial tee boxes after more than eight hours of weather delays.
Half of the 30-team field teed off Friday morning, but none were able to finish their initial 18 holes. No. 13 Texas, No. 17 Florida State and No. 20 Texas A&M competed in the most holes Friday with one member of their 5-man starting lineup reaching the 11th hole.
Play was suspended around 6:45 p.m., Friday, after steady rain made the 6,941-yard, par-70 course unplayable. The morning groups will resume their round sat 7 a.m., Saturday.
Houston is scheduled to tee off around 10:40 a.m., Saturday. However, Saturday's forecast calls for a 50 percent chance of rain with scattered thunderstorms.
Fans can follow live scoring by visiting NCAA.com and following the appropriate links or by clicking here. Fans also can receive more information on the 2014 NCAA Championships by visiting NCAA Championships Central at GoShockers.com and clicking the appropriate links or by clicking here.
Fans can watch live coverage of the final three days of the NCAA Championships on the Golf Channel, beginning at 4 p.m., each day. Beginning Sunday, Golf Central will air from a dedicated set at the NCAA Championships, delivering wraparound coverage before and after tournament play.
Thirty teams and six individuals will play 54 holes with 18 holes each day. With the completion of 54 holes, the top eight teams will advance to the NCAA Championships Match Play Finals, starting Tuesday morning, with the team national title at stake.
Before the team champion is crowned, the top-40 individuals plus ties at the end of the Third Round will compete in the fourth and Final Round on Monday for the NCAA individual national championship.
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