The Texas Longhorns were the only one of four Big 12 teams to finish play before the opening 18 holes of the NCAA Men’s Golf Championship was suspended when the course became unplayable because of a steady rain at the Prairie Dunes Country Club in Hutchinson, Kan.
At least half of the 30-team field, including Big 12 teams from Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Iowa State were unable to complete their rounds on Friday due to the weather. Weather delays throughout Friday’s round totaled over eight hours.
First-round play is resuming on Saturday. Thirteenth-ranked Texas, the Big 12 champions, did complete its round on Friday, recording a nine-over score of 289 over the 6,194-yard, par-70 Prairie Dunes course in western Kansas.
Longhorn junior Kramer Hickock led the Longhorn scoring on Day 1 of the 72-hole championship with a one-over 71 over the initial 18 holes. Toni Hakula was at two-over 72, and freshmen Beau Hossler and Gavin Hall finished with three-over scores of 73.
Iowa State, which finished fourth in both the Big 12 Championship and in the Columbia (Mo.) NCAA Regional, completed its Friday round early on Saturday and is in the clubhouse with a two-under team score of 278, which is tied for seventh place on the leaderboard with at least a dozen teams yet to finish their opening round.
Oklahoma State was at five-under with just a couple of holes to go in its opening round and Oklahoma was at minus one midway through its opening 18 holes on Saturday.