SILVIS, Ill. – Despite raining postponing play early in the second round of the NAIA Men’s Golf Championships on Wednesday at the TPC at Deere Run course, the Lewis-Clark State College golf team remains among the leaders.
Rain and lightening have caused havoc with the tournament thus far as play was suspended twice on Tuesday. That forced a few teams to finish up the opening round on Wednesday morning and the Warriors, ranked No. 26 in the NAIA, stood a surprising second.
The second round kicked off on Wednesday afternoon, but play was again suspended because of rain and thunderstorms. The second round will now be completed on Thursday and its likely, weather permitting, that the third round also will be on Thursday.
At the time of the suspension, LCSC was tied with the University of British Columbia for second place at 9-over-par, with Cumberlands a shot back at plus-10. Oklahoma Christian, the first round leader by eight shots over LCSC, still has an eight-shot lead.
LCSC only had two players on the course when play was suspended on Wednesday and both Tyler Johnson and Kyler Gable were 4-over-par in their rounds. Gable had completed eight holes, while Johnson had finished seven. Connor McCracken, Jason Molner, and Drew Reinland had yet to tee off for LCSC.
UBC only had one player on the course, while all five Oklahoma Christian players had finished at least five holes and the team stood 4-over-par into their round.
A total of 29 teams and 11 individuals are taking part in the 72-hole tournament. The second-place standing is the highest ever for LCSC after the first round of the national tourney.