Inclement Weather Suspends First Round of NCAA West Regional
May 15, 2003
TUCSON, Ariz. - Heavy rains, high winds and hail in the Seattle area forced the suspension of play Thursday at the NCAA Men's Golf West Regional at Washington National Golf Club.
Three separate weather delays, each lasting more than an hour, reeked havoc with the day's schedule. Play was ultimately suspended at approximately 7:30 p.m. PDT.
Only 12 of the 27 teams in the field were able to complete play in the first round. Of those teams, Denver and Oregon are tied for the lead with seven-over-par totals of 295. Individually, Oregon State's Michael Jurgensen, Oregon's Gregg LaVoie and Old Dominion's Chris Piercy are tied for the individual lead with even-par 72s.
Of the teams still on the course, Arizona was one of just five teams below par. In fact, UA's two-under team total through four holes was second only to UCLA (-3). Senior Brian Woolf, two-under through four holes, and junior Chris Nallen, one-under through two holes, lead the way for the Wildcats.
The first round will conclude Friday with the second round following immediately thereafter. The final 18 holes of the 54-hole event will take place on Saturday. The top 10 teams and two individuals will advance to the 2003 NCAA Men's Golf Championships, May 27-30 in Stillwater, Okla.
The 2003 NCAA Men's Golf West Regional is being contested in Auburn, Wash., at Washington National Golf Club, a par-72, 7,183-yard layout. For live tournament scoring on the internet, please go to www.golfstat.com.