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Rain hampers NCAA golf tournament

Published on NewsOK Modified: May 25, 2014 at 8:50 pm •  Published: May 25, 2014
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HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — The third round of a golf tournament is often referred to as "moving day."

For Stanford and Cardinal players Cameron Wilson and Patrick Rodgers, they did not need to move Sunday to keep their leads in the NCAA tournament.

Stanford did not play a hole Sunday at Prairie Dunes. The rainy weather that threw the tournament off track on the first day continued to wreak havoc, resulting in a tournament format gone haywire.

The fourth round originally scheduled for Monday was canceled, leaving the individual competition and team qualifying for match play at 54 holes.

The bottom 15 teams started their third round Sunday night only to be stopped by lightning again after seven to nine holes. Their rounds are scheduled to be completed Monday morning.

The top 15 teams in the standings are scheduled to play their third rounds Monday afternoon.

Wilson (6 under) and Rodgers (5 under) will enter Monday's play in the lead individually. In the team competition, Stanford (12 under) leads Alabama (8 under) and Oklahoma State (4 under) for the top seed in Tuesday's match-play team competition.

Houston junior Roman Robledo typified Sunday's action. His day started at 7 a.m. with the final four holes of his second round. Some eight hours later, he played the first seven holes of his third round.

"I've been through delays and nonsense before," Robledo said. "But considering this is the national championship, playing 11 holes in 12 hours is kind of unbelievable."

As he finally sat down to dinner at about 8:15 p.m., Robledo was smiling, though. He birdied three of his final five holes Sunday night, moving him from a tie for 26th into a tie for 7th at 3 under.

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