The Cal men's golf squad was among 21 teams to finish a lightning-delayed second round of the NCAA Championships on Wednesday. The Golden Bears are in the clubhouse with a 36-hole total of 11-over par 587 after a six-over par round of 294 on Wednesday followed Tuesday's opening-round six-over par tally of 293. Nine teams remained on the course when darkness fell.
Cal golfers had completed anywhere between the sixth and 10th holes on The Honors Course in Ooltewah, Tenn., just outside of Chattanooga, when the delay began at 3:13 p.m. EDT. Play resumed at approximately 5:30 p.m. EDT/3:30 p.m. PDT.
The Bears are currently tied for 20th place and 10 strokes out of the final match-play qualifying eighth-place position. All of the current top eight teams finished their rounds Wednesday, including tournament leader Florida State. The Seminoles have a 36-hole team score of 14-under par 562 after firing a course-record nine-under par 279 on Wednesday to follow up a five-under par opening round of 283 that had FSU as the co-leaders along with Oklahoma State after the first day of competition.
Oklahoma State (283-284 - 567) is currently in second place and followed in the the top eight by Georgia Tech (290-282 - 572, -4), Augusta State (287-288 - 575, -1), Florida (287-289 - 576, E), San Diego (294-282 - 576, E), Washington (289-288 - 577, +1) and Clemson (286-291 - 577).
San Diego's Alex Ching is the tournament's current leader and in the clubhouse at nine-under par, good for a two-shot lead over three players tied for second at seven-under
Eric Mina is the first Golden Bear listed on the player leader board in a tie for 43th place at one-over par for both the tournament and today's round.
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