Rain Suspends Play in Day 1 of Squire Creek Invitational


Updated Oct 15, 2007 16:39:55
Rain Suspends Play in Day 1 of Squire Creek Invitational


CHOUDRANT, La. ? Severe thunderstorms suspended play Monday afternoon in the second round of the Squire Creek Invitational hosted by Louisiana Tech with Ole Miss leading the team competition.

Around 2:45 p.m. a long line of heavy showers halted play early in the second round as play was halted. Louisiana Tech head coach Jean Hall said the plan is for the 18 teams to complete both the second round and third rounds on Tuesday with the players teeing off at 8 a.m.

Ole Miss is leading the team competition through 18 holes with a six-under 282 followed closely by Jacksonville State at four-under 284. LSU (290), Middle Tennessee State (291) and UL-Lafayette (292) round out the top five.

Southern Miss (293), Sam Houston State (294), UT-Arlington (294), Nevada (295), Arkansas State (296), College of Charleston (297), Louisiana Tech (298), Nebraska (298), New Orleans (298), North Texas (304), UALR (305), UL-Monroe (307) and Rice (301) round out the team standings.

Ole Miss? David Marino shot a four-under-par 68 to stand alone atop the individual standings. Louisiana Tech?s Timothy Byrd (69), playing as an individual, is tied for second along with LSU?s Jarrod Barsamian.

Bulldog Dustin Baker, also playing as an individual, is tied for 11th with a one-under-par 71.

Tech?s five team competitors combined to shoot a 10-over, led by Matthew Harvey, Amrith de Soysa and Corey Bartlett who are all tied for 33rd with a two-over-par 74. Ryan Robertson is tied for 58th with a 76 while Clinton Shepard is tied for 88th with an 81.

Chad Bailey, playing as an individual, shot an 81 for the Bulldogs.