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NCAA tournament: Charlotte 49ers golfers carry over to Monday

Charlotte’s golf team was in the middle of its back nine Sunday afternoon when weather horns sounded at The Concession Golf Club for play to be suspended just shy of 6:30 p.m. The 49ers have anywhere from three to six holes remaining and need a team rally to keep their season alive. Play is scheduled to resume at Sunday’s stopping point beginning at 7 a.m. Monday.

Charlotte entered its third round inside the top-15 before breezy conditions arrived, seeing scores for the afternoon wave start to rise. The 49ers got off to a solid start at even par through the first four holes, until a thunderstorm missed the area but kicked up breezy conditions.

Riley Davenport, who has a solid chance to play a fourth round in the individual competition, sits at even par for the day through 12 of his 18 holes. He had a bogey on the par-four No. 15 (starting on the back nine) and birdie on the par-five No. 17. The top nine individuals not on the top 15 teams will play Monday’s final stroke play round to determine the individual national champion.

The 49ers are seven shots out of the crucial 15th spot needed to play as a team after the cut. Davenport is well within the top-nine individuals with a chance to play later in the day Monday.

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