HUTCHINSON, Kan. – The opening round of stroke play at the 2014 NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championships was officially suspended late Friday evening following more than eight hours of weather delays, while play is scheduled to resume for the first round at 7 a.m. CT in the event being held over the next week at Prairie Dunes Country Club.
Lightning and thunderstorms stopped play three different times on Friday as the opening round was delayed a total of 8 hours, 10 minutes before play was ultimately suspended at 6:18 p.m. CT.
The first teams to hit the course on Friday morning were only able to play as many as 11 holes in their first round, while teams in the afternoon wave did not tee off to start the tournament. The 16th-ranked and No. 15-seeded LSU Tigers were scheduled to tee off from the back nine beginning at 2 p.m. CT, but will now tee off for the first time on Saturday in the order where play was suspended.