Weather Troubles at Nationwide Tour Event

By Sports NetworkAugust 10, 2007, 4:00 pm
Nationwide TourSCRANTON, Penn. -- Chad Collins was 10-under par after four holes when the second round of the Northeast Pennsylvania Classic was suspended Friday night due to darkness.
D.A. Points and Richard Johnson were in the clubhouse at 10-under 132, lucky enough to finish 18 holes in the midst of two long weather delays that pushed the last second-round tee times back to 7:50 p.m. local time.
Johnson fired a 7-under 64, while Points had a 65. Collins birdied his first hole -- No. 10 -- then rattled off three consecutive pars before the round was suspended.
It will resume Saturday morning at 7:30 a.m. local time.
Storms overnight and early Friday morning left the course unplayable, and tournament officials were forced to push the first tee times back three hours to 10 a.m.
The re-start lasted 21 minutes, and another delay was called due to standing water on the fairways. The round didn't resume for good until 1 p.m.
All the moisture left some players with good scoring conditions.
'The greens are a little softer, but being the first out, they were real smooth,' said Points. 'So making putts was accessible if you just had the right line.'
Among the 152 players remaining in the field, two had still not finished their first hole when the round was suspended.
Michael Letzig, Chris Nallen and Kevin Gessino-Kraft were all in the clubhouse at 9-under 133.
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