USC Beaufort

USC Beaufort men have good round halted by bad weather

A great, if late, start gave way to an early finish for the USC Beaufort men's golf team Wednesday on the second day of the NAIA National Championship at TPC at Deere Run in Silvis, Ill.

After 11 teams failed to finish their first round Tuesday, another rain delay postponed the start of the second round until 2 p.m. Central time -- with all 29 teams in a shotgun start, no less -- and play was halted shortly before 6 p.m. when tornado sirens sounded.

That was the only thing that could stop the Sand Sharks, who were 1-under par as a team on the front nine when play was suspended.

"We had some great momentum," USCB director of golf Shane LeBaron said. "We were moving along wonderfully, and got pulled off the golf course after nine holes."

Chris Lane II and George Thacker were leading the way at 1 under for the day, with Luke McClellan at even par and Jon Pannone at 1 over. Jack Bingham was 5 over.

LeBaron said a coaches meeting was scheduled for 9 a.m. to determine today's plan, but he expects to play 27 holes today, weather permitting.

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