EVANS, Ga. -- Inclement weather forced the suspension of play Saturday morning in the second round of the Administaff Augusta State Invitational at Champions Retreat Golf Club.
Rain halted play at 10:44 a.m. with all 90 players on the course. After nearly a four-hour delay, tournament officials announced the decision to suspend play for the day due to unplayable course conditions. The second round will resume at 9:30 a.m. Sunday and the tournament, originally a 54-hole event, will be considered official after the completion of the second round, making it a 36-hole event.
In a field that includes six of the top 10 and 12 of the nation’s top 40 teams, East Tennessee State’s Gareth Shaw birdied the third hole to move to four-under par for the tournament and take a one-shot lead over UCLA’s Lucas Lee and North Carolina’s Chase McFarland.
UCLA leads No. 33 North Carolina by two shots and is three shots clear of No. 7 Georgia Tech and 22nd-ranked Lamar. Georgia, the top-ranked team in the field at No. 2, is in fifth place -- six shots off the pace -- while North Carolina State, coming off its recent win in the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate, is tied for sixth with Clemson.
Host Augusta State is tied for 13th place with 11th-ranked Tennessee at +11.
For full-field results of the Administaff ASU Invitational, visit www.golfstat.com.