Weather a Problem in Utah


Nationwide TourSANDY, Utah -- Two weather delays during Friday's second round at the Utah Classic totaled five hours, 40 minutes and eventually forced the suspension of play for the night.
The first two delays were both caused by dangerous weather in the area. The second round was eventually suspended due to darkness at 9:45 p.m. ET.
Round two will resume at 10:00 a.m. ET Saturday. The third round is slated to begin at approximately 3:30 p.m., with players going off split tees in threesomes at Willow Creek Country Club.
Despite the weather problems, the tournament is shaping up to be a tight one.
Five players -- Mathew Goggin, Jeremy Anderson, Garrett Willis, Charley Hoffman and Rich Barcelo -- sit atop the leaderboard at 6 under par. However, all five have at least 12 holes still to play in their second rounds.
Kris Cox carded a 4-under 68 to move into a share of the clubhouse lead at 5-under-par 139. He was joined there by Jess Daley (70), Nathan Green (70) and Jerry Smith (72).
Christopher Baryla also stands a minus-5 with just his 18th hole to play. Brendon De Jonge, Nick Cassini, Greg Kraft and Bill Haas also stand at 5 under par with at least 11 holes remaining in their second rounds.
Hoffman, who led after the first round, carded pars on each of his first two holes to remain tied for the lead.
Cox carded four birdies on the back side, his opening nine, including three straight from the 15th. He got to 6 under with a birdie on the third. Despite dropped shots at six and eight, Cox shares the clubhouse lead thanks to a birdie on the ninth, his last.
Daley posted an eagle on the par-5 10th to start his round. He dropped shots at 11 and 13, but birdied the 12th in between. Daley turned at minus-6 thanks to birdies on 15 and 18. He twice got to 7 under on the front, but dropped back to minus-5 after a bogey on six and a double bogey at eight.
Green had two birdies and a bogey on each nine for his 70. Smith birdied the 11th, his second hole, then after running off nine straight pars, he birdied the third to move to minus-7. However, Smith double bogeyed the par-3 fifth before parring his final four holes.
Fran Quinn is one shot off the clubhouse lead at 4-under-par 140 after a second-round 69. Three more players are at 4 under, but still have to complete their rounds. There are 13 more players at 3 under par, with just three of them having completed their rounds.
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