Central Regional Suspended, Huskies In Lead

May 15, 2009

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    ALVATON, Ky. -- Severe weather tore through western Kentucky Friday, causing multiple postponements and finally the suspension of the second round of the NCAA Central Regional with the entire field on the Club at Olde Stone course.

    'The storm right after we went back out was really scary,' said Husky coach Matt Thurmond. 'It was like a mini tornado that went through the course, so they were really hesitant about sending us back out there.'

    All pairings teed off before play was suspended at 1:08 p.m. (CST) to 3:18, and then again at 4:10 for nearly two and a half hours before everyone was sent back to the hotel. At 4-under over about a round and a half, the No. 4 Huskies continue to occupy the top spot, leading UCLA by nine strokes. Also, UW junior Nick Taylor (5-under) has maintained his two-stroke lead over the field, as he is even through 11 holes. Three Huskies are in the top 10, with Richard Lee and Darren Wallace tied for 9th at 1-over thus far. Chris Killmer (2-over) is 13th and Tze Huang Choo is 18th (3-over).

    Weather permitting, all 14 teams will venture out to the course at 7:30 a.m. (Central Time) Saturday to play a shotgun start from where they left off today. They will then proceed with the final round directly after. The five Husky players are anywhere from holes 11 to 13, getting through the front nine.

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