NCAA men's golf championships: Oregon leads after soggy, rain-shortened first day
by David Bowers
May 23, 2014
The No. 40 University of Oregon men’s golf team holds the lead at the 2014 NCAA men’s golf championship in a rain-shortened opening round Friday at Prairie Dunes Country Club in Hutchinson, Kan.
The rain delayed the first drives for 40 minutes and allowed a couple teams to get started before play was halted for another five hours.
Shortly after noon PT, play resumed with 15 of the 30 teams in the field able to get in some holes. The Ducks are currently leading the field at 3-under with holes five through seven completed. 18th-ranked UCLA sits in a tie for 11th place at 3-over after completing holes six through nine, while USC is 11-over par through the same three holes.
Oregon’s Zach Foushee sits all alone atop the individual leaderboard at three strokes under par through six holes played. UCLA’s Anton Arboleda, USC’s Rico Hoey and Oregon’s Brandon McIver are all tied for second at 2-under. Arboleda has played eight holes while Hoey has finished six and McIver has completed five.
Play is scheduled to begin at 5 a.m. PT on Saturday. Teams that have yet to tee off are No. 3 Stanford, No. 4 California and No. 8 Washington.