Southern Cal leads women's NCAAs after Day 2


Southern California leads the team competition after the second day of the women's NCAA Championships, where inclement weather suspended play for the second consecutive day.

Southern California is 14 over, nine shots ahead of defending national champion Duke while both teams have yet to complete their second rounds. USC's players have up to seven holes remaining, while Duke's team has no more than three holes left.

Scores continue to be high at Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Fla., with the No. 8 spot - the target for making team match play after 72 holes - currently held by Northwestern at 35 over through two rounds.

In the individual race, USC's Annie Park leads at 2 under through 11 holes, one shot clear of Alabama's Emma Talley, who has posted rounds of 70 and 73. Stanford's Mariah Stackhouse, who led after an opening-round 68, fell back into a tie for fifth after a 6-over 78 in the second round.

Play was suspended at 7:25 p.m. ET because of inclement weather, and second-round play will resume Sunday morning, with the third round set to start shortly thereafter. Upon completion of 54 holes, the field of 24 teams will be trimmed to 15, along with the top 40 individuals. The individuals will vie for one championship during the fourth round, while the remaining teams will look to make the top eight and advance to match play.

The teams currently in danger of not advancing to Monday's fourth round include No. 3-ranked UCLA, who were in 16th place when the horn blew, and No. 6 LSU, who are in 20th. Arkansas, Texas A&M and Alabama are all tied for 13th, hovering just inside the projected cut line one shot ahead of UCLA.