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Severe Weather Suspends Play at Navy Fall Classic

Newcomer Zeke Shaffer led Navy with a 1-over par 72 in his first-collegiate round of golf.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. —  Severe weather kept the 15-team field competing at the 2012 Navy Fall Classic in Annapolis from completing the first round on Saturday, as golfers were pulled from the course after a tornado warning was issued and hard rain showers fell for the better part of three hours, leaving the course unplayable.  Golfers from the Delaware, Temple and Navy Blue teams were left stranded with just one hole remaining.  

North Dakota State stands atop the leader board after shooting a 5-under par 279, followed by Saint Francis (Pa.) in second (288, +4) and St. Bonaventure in third (290, +6).  North Dakota State’s Nathan Anderson produced the low round with a 3-under par 68, while teammate Bill Carlson shot a 2-under par 69.

Navy rookie Zeke Shaffer (Radford, Va.), who is playing with the Navy White squad, shot the low round for the Mids on Saturday with 1-over par 72, while junior Chris House (Raleigh, N.C.), a member of the Navy Blue squad, recorded a 2-over par 73.  Navy junior Drew Selby (Charlotte, N.C.) and sophomore August Jonas (Jacksonville, Fla.) are the two golfers who will have to finish up first-round play on Sunday morning.

Action will resume on Sunday at 9:00 am with the completion of the first round, followed by 18 holes of play en route to crowning the 2012 winner of the Navy Fall Classic.

### Go Navy ###



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