NCAA Adjusts Championships Schedule As Weather Delays Mount
May 25, 2014
From the NCAA:
Due to weather conditions, Round 4 of competition (low 40 individuals and ties) at the 2014 NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championships has been cancelled. Every effort is going to be made for all 156 players to complete 54 holes.
After completion of the second-round today, teams 16-30 and high three individuals will begin third round play in a shotgun format approximately 40 minutes after the completion of round two. There is a limited amount of time to complete this half of the round (teams 16-30 and three higher individuals).
If play is unable to be completed in that window, all scores in that round will be declared null and void. In such a case, round three will be repaired to include only teams 1-15 and the six low individuals not on those teams (based on non-sudden death tie breaking procedures) to determine the eight teams for match play and the individual champion.
USC is currently 29th as it tries to complete its second round and likely destined for the shotgun start for the third round.
Freshman Rico Hoey is the Trojans' top individual and would be in the hunt for one of the individual spots in the third round for the leading teams should that scenario play out.
He is currently tied for 22nd overall at -1 through eight holes in his second round.