North Carolina leads Men's State Team

8:57 PM, Sep 19, 2012   |    comments
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Galloway, NJ (Sports Network) - Bruce Woodall fired a 2-under-par 69 to help North Carolina grab a four-stroke lead following Wednesday's first round at the 2012 USGA Men's State Team Championship at Galloway National Golf Club.

Paul Simson's even-par 71 gave North Carolina a team total of 2-under 140.

California, Iowa and 2009 champion Pennsylvania each shot 2-over 144 to share second. Louisiana and South Carolina were among five teams tied for fifth at 3-over-par 145.

Play was suspended due to darkness at 7:14 p.m. (ET) with three players still on the course. They will complete the first round at 8 a.m. on Thursday, with the second round scheduled to begin at 7 a.m.

The USGA Men's State Team Championship consists of 54 holes of stroke play, with the two lowest of three individual scores counting as the team total for the round. The team with the lowest aggregate score following the final round on Friday is the champion.

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