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Buckeyes 2-under as a team and moved up to a tie for third, will restart play on Nos. 1-3 and 18

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – With thunderstorms in the Bowling Green, Ky., area throughout Friday afternoon, play has been suspended for the day for second round of the NCAA Central Regional. Only six players in the 14-team field concluded their rounds and the remaining teams, including the Ohio State men’s golf team, will pick up where they marked their balls this afternoon.

Play will resume Saturday at 7:30 a.m. with a shotgun start. The Buckeyes, who started on the back nine, will start on holes No. 1-3 and 18.

After lightning was spotted in the area at 1:10 p.m. (CT), play was put on hold until 3:30 p.m. Teams played about 2-3 more holes when a sudden downpour struck and brought winds and hail with it just after 4 p.m. Around 6:45 p.m., the round was officially suspended until Saturday.

Ohio State is off to a strong start in the second round at 2-under and sits tied for third on the par 72, 7,372-yard Club at Olde Stone. The Buckeyes are tied with Louisville and Duke at 10-over. UCLA is in second place at 5-over and top-seeded Washington continues to lead at 4-under.

About halfway through second round, the Buckeyes are led by sophomores Michael Cress (-2) and Bo Hoag (-1). Hoag briefly moved into a tie for first and continues to hang around the top of the leaderboard.

Senior Vaughn Snyder is even, sophomore Brad Smith is 1-over and junior Brad Wright is 4-over. Smith has the fewest number of holes left for the Buckeyes with seven, while Hoag has to finish his putt on No. 18 and make the turn.

The Top 5 teams from each of the six regional sites will advance to the NCAA Championship, May 27-30 in Toledo. If play of 36 holes is not concluded Saturday, the NCAA committee will select which of the five teams from the Central Region will advance.

Live scoring for the NCAA Central Regional is available on www.golfstat.com.