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It was a long and tough day Saturday for the Washington men’s golf team at Prairie Dunes Country Club in Hutchinson, Kan.

After having its first round completely postponed Friday because of heavy rain, the No. 8 Huskies got in nearly two rounds Saturday and ended the day well out of the top-eight spots.

The top-eight teams after Sunday’s third round will advance to match-play competition beginning Tuesday that will determine a national champion.

Washington was tied for 16th place at 5 over with four of its five players still needing to finish their final holes.

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There was a three-way tie for sixth place at 4 under, but several of the 30 teams did not even begin their second rounds, so its impossible to accurately gauge the Huskies’ situation.

Stanford completed its second round and leads at 12-under 548.

Cameron Wilson of Stanford was tied for the lead at 6 under with South Carolina’s Will Starke, who had yet to start his second round.

Washington freshman Corey Pereira was tied for 39th at even par with one hole remaining in his second round.

UW junior Cheng-Tsung Pan was tied for 54th at 1 over with three holes remaining in his second round.

The top 40 individuals plus ties after the third round will play a fourth round Monday to determine an individual national champion. That round will be televised by The Golf Channel.

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