Weather Plagues Fort Smith Classic


Matt Peterson leads the Buy.Com Fort Smith Classic at 9-under-par as weather played havoc on the second round. Peterson is through only 14 holes but has a one-shot lead over Jay Delsing, who carded his second consecutive 4-under 66 on Friday.
Play was called at 8:15 p.m. ET after a three-hour weather delay and the remaining players who failed to complete their second rounds will return at 9:00 a.m. Saturday with the third round to follow.
'I still have three good holes left to play,' said Peterson, the tour's all-time leading money winner. 'It's so early in the tournament. I just want to go out and keep doing what I'm doing and see what happens. After the third round tomorrow, I might start thinking about other stuff.'
Delsing has been a member of the PGA Tour for the last 16 years and this is his first season on the Buy.Com Tour.
'I haven't played out here much, but the players are very good,' said Delsing, who has made five cuts in nine starts. 'Somebody might shoot 62 and blow by me. Nothing is safe.'
Tom Carter shot a 67 and is tied for third with Charles Raulerson, who posted a 2-under 68. The duo is in the clubhouse at 7-under 133 and is tied with Omar Uresti and Scott Gump who have completed 16 holes.
Pat Bates, Charles Warren and Mike Brisky are done at 6-under-par while Jonathan Byrd, John Morse, Michael Long, Rick Price and Tyler Williamson are at the same number, but still on the course.
Full-field scores from the Buy.Com Fort Smith Classic