Aflac / Cougar Invitational Halted by Darkness
Columbus, GA - Rain delayed the start of the
2009 Aflac / Cougar Invitational golf tournament on Monday at Green
Island Country Club, and that delay caused a stoppage of play
because of darkness to end the day. Three groups were still on the
course and will finish on Tuesday, beginning at 7:30 AM, followed
by the second round of play.
Players from Barton, Newberry and West Georgia remain on the course and will finish the final two holes and then will transition immediately into the final round. The teams will remain paired as they were on Monday instead of re-pairing the field by scores.
North Alabama is the leader in the clubhouse after shooting a stellar team round of 280 (-4). Barry completed its round at 283 (-1) and ended the day tied with Barton College pending their finish on Tuesday morning. Nova Southeastern and Lander each shot 286 (+2) and round out the top five.
Host Columbus State struggled in its round, firing a 295 (+11). The Cougars are currently tied for 14th.
Bryan Newton of Lander leads the pack individually after a stellar round of 67 (-4). He is one shot ahead of four golfers - Nova Southeastern's Jack Bartlett, Barry's Chris Carlin, Florida Southern's Jude Estaquio, and North Alabama's Ty Chandler. Four others are two shots back after shooting 69, while still four others are just three shots back after carding rounds of 70. In all 26 of the players who finished the round finished at par or better.
Steven Paine led CSU with a 72 (+1) on Monday. Stephen Swanepoel and Jeremy Britt each shot 73, while Michael Hicks and Michael Lee each shot 77.