Arizona State in Fifth After Second Round Play Is Haulted at NCAA Men's Golf Championship

May 27, 2009

TOLEDO, Ohio-- Arizona State leads all Pac-10 teams heading into a decisive round three at the 2009 NCAA Men’s Golf Championships held at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio.

The top eight teams in the standings after tomorrow's third round will move on to match play, which is set to begin Friday morning at the par-71, 7,255-yard layout.

The Sun Devils, one of the teams actually able to finish the round after a four-hour rain delay, hold a 7-over 575 heading in to the third round Thursday. ASU is currently in fifth place with 15 teams left to finish.

Play was suspended for the day due to darkness with half of the 30-team field still on the course. Play will resume tomorrow morning at 6:45 a.m. (EST) with the third round set to follow at approximately 10 a.m.

Washington, also finishing the second round, sits in sixth place, three-strokes back from the Sun Devils. The Huskies shot an 11-over 579. USC shot a two-round total of 18-over to currently tie for 13th. UCLA shot a 33-over 601 through two rounds to place 27th. Oregon and Arizona have yet to finish.

Georgia's Russell Henley and North Carolina State's Matt Hill are the leaders in the clubhouse at 4-under 138, while San Diego's Alex Ching is at 6-under par for the tournament with seven holes remaining in his second round.

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