Saturday's Round At Pac-12 Championships Cancelled Due To Snow

    Senior Rico Hoey
    April 29, 2017

    Saturday’s scheduled competition in the 58th annual Pac-12 Men’s Golf Championships – the completion of the second round and the entire third round – was cancelled due to overnight snow making the conditions at Boulder Country Club unplayable.

    Play had been suspended due to darkness on Friday with 12 players still on the course. They were set to finish their round Saturday morning ahead of the start of the third round, but that never materialized after up to five inches of snow fell in the northeast Boulder area. Some of it melted off during the day when the sun came out, but with overnight temperatures dipping into the mid-20s and not warming much above 30 during the day, the snow was slow to disappear.

    USC is one of six teams that completed two rounds on Friday, posting a 31-over 731 (366-365), 15 strokes back of first-place Oregon, one of the other half dozen teams which are a couple holes short of a complete round. Senior Rico Hoey currently leads all Trojans at even, tied for second, two back of first.

    Tournament officials and BCC staff met throughout Saturday with an eye on Sunday’s forecast, and the goal is to complete 54 holes (thus shortening from the scheduled 72). The earliest start for the completion of the second round will be 10 a.m. MDT, with the third round to follow (with a shotgun start). The starting time is fluid depending on the course conditions, but the forecast is calling for a break in the precipitation and temperatures to climb into the low 50s.

    For the championship to be official, at least 36 holes must be completed. The University of Colorado is serving as the host of the event.