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Albany--The fourth annual Michelob Ultra Classic is once again having to deal with weather delays. Only 39 players teeing it up in Thursday's first round were able to complete 18 holes before the horn was sounded and play was suspended for good due to heavy rain. NGA Hooters Tour official Steve White said they'll do everything in their power to get in a full tournament.

"To be an official tournament we've got to play at least 36 holes. But we're going to do everything within our power to play 72.  I don't wont to even think about 36 or 54 holes. We're going to do everything we can to give these guys in the field a chance to win and that means 72 holes," White said.

The early leaders in the clubhouse are Sweden's Wilhelm Schauman and Donald Carpenter of Athens. Both players fired 7 under 65's. Jacksonville native Rob Bradley is one stroke back after a 6 under 66.

The completion of the first round is set to tee off Friday morning at 8:00 a.m., weather permitting.

Posted by kevin.mcdermond@walb.com

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