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Canadian team tied for second at World Amateur Championship

The Canadian Press

10/5/2012 3:06:47 PM

ANTALYA, Turkey - Canada and South Korea were tied for second place when second-round play was suspended due to darkness Friday at the World Amateur Team Championship.

Mackenzie Hughes of Dundas, Ont., Albin Choi of Toronto and Corey Conners of Listowel, Ont., were 10 under through 15 holes at Cornelia Golf Club's Faldo Course. The United States had a five-shot lead when play was halted.

Play was delayed for six hours due to inclement weather earlier in the day and only 48 of the 72 teams in the field made it out on the course. Six of those squads managed to complete their rounds before play was suspended again due to inclement weather.

The Canadian team was 4 under for the round when play was stopped.

"It was a reasonable day today for the team," said Canadian coach Derek Ingram. "I am sure that if you asked the guys, they would say they are playing well, but not as sharp as they'd like. The team is looking forward to cleaning up over the weekend and seeing where that leaves us."

The second round is scheduled to resume at 8:30 a.m. local time on Saturday.