Braselton, Ga. – For the second consecutive day, weather has wreaked havoc with the 2015 A-Sun Men’s Golf Championship as play was suspended in the first round. The tournament will resume at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. USC Upstate’s Sebastian Lopez Bulla shot a 2-under-par 68 and is the leader in the clubhouse, while the Spartans are tied for second.
The first round of the tournament was scheduled to be played Sunday, but inclement weather forced the round to be moved to Monday with the expectation of playing 36 holes. However, only 14 players were able to finish their rounds before play was suspended. All players have completed at least 13 holes. Heavy rain, hail and tornado warnings caused the suspension of play. When play begins at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, the teams will complete their first round with the anticipation of playing two more rounds to determine the championship.
While the weather put a damper on the day, it couldn’t put a damper on the play of the Spartans. Buoyed by Lopez Bulla’s 68, Upstate steadily moved up the leaderboard and stands tied for second when the tournament resumes Tuesday. At 8-over, the Spartans are two back of No. 24 Kennesaw State and tied with Lipscomb. No. 26 North Florida (+10) is fourth and is followed on the team leaderboard by Florida Gulf Coast (+18), Jacksonville (+21), Stetson (+21) and Northern Kentucky (+27).
“I am so proud of our team and Sebastian with their effort today,” said Upstate head coach Todd Lawton. “It was only one round, but an important one as they all are at this stage of the season.”
Tom Schofield and Trey Taylor were also able to finish their rounds. Schofield carded a 74, while Taylor shot a 76. Ryan Cornfield has two holes left to play and stands 2-over, while Taylor White has one hole to play and is at 4-over.