NCAA Tracker: Stanford leads during 2nd round

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After bad weather called an early end to the opening day of play, the race for the Elite 8 restarted at the 2014 NCAA Men's Division I National Championship on Saturday at Prairie Dunes in Hutchinson, Kan., with South Carolina taking the lead after the first round.

But a big start to the second round has Stanford atop the leaderboard as play is halted because of darkness during the second round, with Alabama and South Carolina T-2 four back.

Recap the highlights right here – and scroll down for our previous coverage!

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Update No. 25: 9:54 p.m. EDT

It doesn't hurt when a team gets a 63, which is what Cameron Wilson gave to the Stanford cause as the Cardinal moved to the lead during second-round play. Stanford is in the clubhouse at 12 under, while Wilson shares the individual lead at 6 under with South Carolina's Will Starke and Patrick Rodgers of the Cardinal is a shot back, T-3 with Charlie Saxon of Oklahoma and Denny McCarthy of Virginia.

Alabama also is done with the second round and heads in tied for second at 8 under with South Carolina, which will begin its second round Sunday. Also done with the second round is Oklahoma State, 4 under and solo eighth. Georgia Tech wraps up its second round at 1 under, T-10 with UCLA, as Cal and Georgia also finish the round and are T-21 and 25th respectively.

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Update No. 24: 9:18 p.m. EDT

As darkness sets in, teams are moving backward. Stanford remains the leader at 11 under, with Alabama and South Carolina T-2 three shots back. Oklahoma and Auburn are T-3 at 6 under, with SMU and LSU T-5 another shot back.

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Update No. 23: 8:51 p.m. EDT

Nine of the top 10 teams in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings advanced to the championship. Let's see where they stand:

  • 1. Alabama: T-6, 5 under
  • 2. Georgia Tech: T-8, 2 under
  • 3. Georgia: T-25, 14 over
  • 4. Stanford: Leading, 11 under
  • 5. Oklahoma State: T-10, 1 under
  • 6. California: T-20, 7 over
  • 7. Illinois: T-15, 4 over
  • 8. Washington: 13th, 2 over
  • 9. UCF: Did not qualify
  • 10. Texas A&M: T-27, 16 over

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Update No. 22: 8:39 p.m. EDT

Still in the lead, Stanford regains a shot to restore a two-shot margin over LSU. Oklahoma falls a shot behind South Carolina in the race for third – not to mention a race against sunset – while Alabama and Auburn remain tied for fifth.

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Update No. 21: 8:23 p.m. EDT

Stanford gives back a few shots and slides to 10 under, still in the lead. LSU makes a move upward to second at 9 under, as four of the Tigers have back-to-back birdies during their round. Oklahoma is tied with South Carolina at 8 under and Alabama is tied with Auburn at 6 under.

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Update No. 20: 7:55 p.m. EDT

Boom. Stanford makes a 4-shot jump to 13 under as the Cardinal makes the turn, stretching its lead to five shots – and Cameron Wilson boasts a 2 on his card at the long, par-4 11th hole.

LSU moves to third at 7 under, with Auburn and Oklahoma tied for fourth at 6 under.

Our Brentley Romine catches sight of a follower in a great viewing spot – not to mention a glimpse of why Prairie Dunes isn't a misnomer.

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Update No. 19: 7:36 p.m. EDT

It's easy to imagine the South Carolina team sitting and watching the leaderboard shuffle all around its score, just waiting to see who will settle where. Right now the Gamecocks are tied for second with the Alabama Crimson Tide and Oklahoma Sooners, a shot behind the Stanford Cardinal. LSU is fifth with Auburn sixth, the latter also watching and waiting.

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Update No. 18: 6:51 p.m. EDT

The movement around the top of the leaderboard continues, as Oklahoma leapfrogs it way to 9 under to take the lead alone, while Alabama gives back a shot and falls to fourth at 7 under. In between remain Stanford and South Carolina, the latter of which won't tee it up this afternoon.

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Update No. 17: 6:37 p.m. EDT

Patrick Rodgers' second birdie of the round helps Stanford into a share of the lead at 8 under alongside South Carolina – and Alabama, which like Stanford is starting to make the turn. Oklahoma is a shot back with Auburn and Oklahoma State T-5 at 6 under.

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Update No. 16: 6:21 p.m. EDT

Oklahoma catches South Carolina at 8 under for a share of the lead before some of the Sooners even tee off. But a lot of golf remains. As for the individuals, our Brentley Romine offers this via his Twitter account, @GolfweekBRomine: ".@OSUCowboyGolf's @TalorGooch is 5 under for last 4 holes, through 7 total in Rd. 2 at #NCAAGolf. He's now tied for lead at 6 under."

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Update No. 15: 6:01 p.m. EDT

Alabama is off to a slow start in its afternoon session, 2 over for the round as it plays Nos. 4-7 and slipping to T-6 at 4 under.

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Update No. 14: 5:52 p.m. EDT

Georgia Tech is 2 under early in its afternoon session, rising to T-3 at 5 under; that's three back of leader South Carolina.

Friday's rain means the Gamecocks won't take the course today for the second round – and our Lance Ringler takes a look at a couple of ways in which the fallout from the weather delay could change the remaining format of this championship.

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Update No. 13: 4:35 p.m. EDT

Patrick Rodgers is chasing Stanford history this week, as an individual victory would give him 12 for his career and break Tiger Woods' school mark.

Rodgers is currently T-8 after a 3-under 67 on Saturday, three back of leader Will Starke of South Carolina.

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Update No. 12: 4:05 p.m. EDT

Alabama senior Bobby Wyatt's bogey-free, 4-under 66 Saturday marks the best NCAA Championship round of his career. Wyatt shot 68-71-70 last year, 71-77-73 in 2012 and 74-74-78 in 2011.

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Update No. 11: 3:46 p.m. EDT

The two teams in the top 10 with the most golf left to play are Oklahoma, T-7 at 2 under, and Vanderbilt, T-10 at even. We'll see if they can make significant gains on the back nine.

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Update No. 10: 3:24 p.m. EDT

Teams can make a move down the stretch regardless of which nine they're playing, it would seem. Here's what our Brentley Romine is finding out at Prairie Dunes: "These are the scoreable holes today at Prairie Dunes, or so I'm hearing: Nos. 1-3, 7, 9, 17-18," he posts via his Twitter account, @GolfweekBRomine.

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Update No. 9: 3:11 p.m. EDT

Alabama slips two shots off the lead while beginning to close out their first round, South Carolina again alone out front.

For the schools who are wrapping up their first round, there will be about a 30-minute break before they move on to start the second round.

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Update No. 8: 2:47 p.m. EDT

The lead is shared by two SEC schools as Alabama catches South Carolina at 8 under while playing holes 13-16. They're two shots ahead of another SEC school, Auburn, which like South Carolina is in the clubhouse; and Oklahoma State, which has more golf left to play than Alabama. Houston and SMU are T-5 at 5 under.

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Update No. 7: 2:19 p.m. EDT

From Brentley Romine: There's a trend of No. 5 players playing well, especially for some of the leading teams. SMU's Austin Smotherman shot a 4-under 66 this morning and the Mustangs are fifth after a 5-under 275. Now, Alabama's fifth guy, Tom Lovelady, is 3 under through 14 holes while the Crimson Tide sit tied for second at 6 under.

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Update No. 6: 2:14 p.m. EDT

Alabama and Oklahoma State keep climbing, both teams having moved to the back nine. Alabama is second at 7 under, while Oklahoma State is T-4 at 5 under. Also making moves: Georgia Tech and Houston at 4 under.

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Update No. 5: 1:42 p.m. EDT

The powerhouses in the afternoon wave are not timid in approaching the prospect of a 36-hole day. Alabama is 5 under, T-3 and three back of leader South Carolina, with Georgia Tech and Oklahoma State 3 under and T-5. All three are in the process of making the turn.

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Update No. 4: 1:21 p.m. EDT

Oklahoma State gets under par in the early going as well, with Ian Davis, Talor Gooch and Zachary Olsen 1 under as they approach the turn. The Cowboys are 3 under and T-5 with Georgia Tech.

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Update No. 3: 1:04 p.m. EDT

Alabama climbs some more while starting to make the turn, as Tom Lovelady and Cory Whitsett get under par to boost the Crimson Tide to 4 under and solo fourth, four shots back of leader South Carolina.

Our Cassie Stein points out the weather has taken a turn for the better.

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Update No. 2: 12:53 p.m. EDT

Defending champion Alabama gets under par in the early going, thanks in large part to Bobby Wyatt carding birdies at Nos. 3 and 5. The Crimson Tide are 2 under and T-4 alongside Georgia Tech and Iowa State.

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Update No. 1: 12:28 p.m. EDT

A late surge has moved South Carolina into the lead at 8 under as a team, two shots clear of Auburn and three clear of SMU, with all three teams done with their round. The Gamecocks are led by Will Starke's 64, which tops the individual leaderboard, and Caleb Sturgeon's 66, which is T-2 with Austin Smotherman of SMU individually. Iowa State had led but with a few scores left to card has slipped back to T-4 alongside Georgia Tech at 3 under. The Yellow Jackets are led early by Seth Reeves' birdies at Nos. 1 and 4.

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Friday's coverage

• 3 delays plague men's opening round

When play was suspended, just 15 of the 30 teams had started play, with Oregon and Ducks sophomore Zach Foushee leading. Oregon head coach Casey Martin said it was “awkward” for his team, which restarted twice Friday. “From adjusting from West Coast time to waking up early to being here all day, we don't know if we're on foot or horseback,” Martin said.

NCAA Tracker: Weather suspends first round

The race for the Elite 8 officially begun at Prairie Dunes, as the 2014 NCAA Men's Division I National Championship kicked off on Friday morning in Hutchinson, Kan. But after three weather delays totaling 8 hours, 10 minutes, the first round was suspended with Oregon having taken the top spot from early leader SMU.

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