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Weather forces NCAA to cancel round

Round two of the NCAA Women’s Championship has been cancelled because of bad weather.

The NCAA Women’s championship survived bad weather in the first round, but the tournament was not as lucky the second day.

Lightening and heavy rain at first forced a delay and eventually the cancelation of the second round.

The tournament had been scheduled to include 72 holes of stroke play to deterimin the eight teams advancing to the match play final.

With the cancellation of Saturday’s round the teams will play a 54 hole stroke play tournament to qualify the finalists and to award an individual champion.

South Carolina finished seventh after the first round while Clemson was 17th and Furman 18th among the 24 teams in the championship field.

The first round was played in rain and wind and thunderstorms and lightening forced the cancellation on Saturday.

The difficult playing conditions in the first round took its toll on some of the top teams in the championship. Top-ten teams Alabama, Duke and Florida State all finished behind Clemson and Furman.

A unique quirk in the tournament is that the teams will use the Saturday pairings, but will play the scheduled Sunday pin placements. The oddity was made necessary by the NCAA’s religious accommodation for BYU golfer Alice White, who is playing as an individual. White played her Sunday round on Thursday so the field must play the same pin placements.

Live scoring is available at http://www.golfstat.com.


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