Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Play Suspended at National Invitational Tournament
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: March 21, 2011
Photo Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
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March 21, 2011


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Play was suspended at the National Invitational Tournament toward the end of the second round. A few groups had finished, but darkness stopped the round just before the rain rolled in.

The teams played through cold weather with steady winds under a dark, constant cloud cover most of the day. The dark clouds teased with rain all day, and the tournament escaped without a weather delay as the rains held off until minutes after the horn for darkness sounded.

After the first round, Arizona was the only team in the red, and led the event by 14 strokes over SMU. The Wildcats carded a first round total of 286 (-2) to take the lead. SMU shot a 300 and was 12-over on the round. Three teams are tied at +14, Kent State, Colorado State and Tulsa.

Arizona's Jonathan Khan is leading the way individually. His 67 (-5) was one of only two scores under par for the round. TCU's Pontus Gad was one-under after the first round. Stephen Carney of Tulsa, Juan Pablo Hernandez of Arizona and Kevin Penner of UNLV were even through one and tied for third.

The first round was played on Tucson National's Catalina Course, a par 72, 7,245 yard layout.

Teams were mostly through the second round when play was stopped. The second round is played on the Sonoran Course, a par 70, 6,652 course.

A shotgun start at 7:00 a.m. PDT will start the finish of the second round. The third round will begin at the originally scheduled 8:00.

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