Stanford takes early lead at NCAA D-I Men’s Golf Championships

FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2013 file photo, Patrick Rodgers tees off on the third hole during the Walker Cup Match golf tournament held at the National Golf Links of America in Southampton, N.Y.Rodgers heads to the NCAA men's golf championships this week tied with Tiger Woods for the most wins in Stanford history. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek, File)

HUTCHINSON, Kansas (AP) – Stanford topped the leaderboard Saturday in the suspended second round of the NCAA Men’s Golf Championship. The Cardinal’s Cameron Wilson and South Carolina’s Will Starke shared the lead in the individual standings.

After rain wiped out more than eight hours of play Thursday at Prairie Dunes, Stanford had a 13-under 267 in the second round for a 12-under 548 total.

Top-ranked defending champion Alabama and South Carolina were tied for second at 8 under. The Crimson Tide had a 2-under 278 in the second round, and the Gamecocks had yet to start their second go-around.

Starke opened with a 6-under 64 and Wilson also was 6 under after rounds of 71 and 63. Stanford star Patrick Rodgers was in the group at 5 under after rounds of 67 and 68.

The teams will play 54 holes of stroke play to qualify for the eight-team championship playoff, which will be conducted in a match-play format. Those eight will be whittled down to two on Tuesday leading into Wednesday’s championship match. The individual title will be decided Monday after 72 holes of stroke play.

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