Bad weather played havoc with the first round of the Leachman/KHSAA Boys' State Golf Tournament on Tuesday.
Thunderstorms forced a long interruption of play, and less than half of the field completed 18 holes before darkness fell at Bowling Green Country Club.
Play will resume at 7 a.m. (CDT) on Wednesday. When the first round is completed, a decision will be made on how to finish the tournament, which is supposed to go 36 holes. The forecast is for a sunny day with little chance of rain.
Defending champion St. Xavier was among the teams that didn't get in much of its first round. Neither did Lexington Christian, Henry Clay or West Jessamine.
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Russellville senior Paul Neal Sansom is the leader in the clubhouse. He finished with a 2-under 70.
Marshall County senior Travis Thompson, who won the state title in 2007 and was runner-up last year, shot an even-par 72.
Defending champ David Payne of St. X was even-par after six holes when darkness halted play.
LCA's Hunter Stewart is 2-under after three holes, and teammate Ethan Sprang is 1-under after three.
Henry Clay's Ben Simpson and Harrison Combs are 2-over through six holes.
West Jessamine's Travis Rose and Nate Johnson are both 1-over early in their rounds.
The 24-team field will be cut in half after 18 holes. The top 20 individuals not on teams making the cut will also play 36 holes.
The girls' state tournament is scheduled for Friday and Saturday at Bowling Green Country Club. The course is supposed to be available for girls' practice rounds on Thursday.