Clayton Rask takes clubhouse lead at Killearn

Rain halts play on Saturday

Tallahassee, Fla. – February 23, 2013 – For the second day in a row rain halted the NGA TOUR’s Killearn Country Club Classic, but this time there was a new name atop the leaderboard when rain forced the suspension of play on Saturday.

Clayton Rask

After sitting at 5-under par through 12 holes in his second round on Friday, Clayton Rask of Otsego, Minn., added three more birdies and no bogeys on Saturday en route to an 8-under 64 and the clubhouse lead.


“I just tried to stay in the same routine,” said Rask, a former Minnesota Golden Gopher. “[In the first round], I didn’t hit it as well, so when I got done I went to the range and worked it out.”


Rask, who posted a first-round 67, is 13-under par through two rounds and three shots ahead of Zack Fischer.


Fischer, a University of Texas at Arlington alumnus from Wake Village, Texas, also carded an 8-under 64 in the second round. In his first NGA TOUR start, Fischer was 10-under par and in second place when play was halted.


Chris Erwin, Marc-Etienne Bussieres and Blayne Barber also completed their second rounds and finished the day tied for third. Erwin, a Valdosta State alumnus, posted a 5-under 67, while Bussieres and Barber, who finished T42 in the PGA TOUR’s Northern Trust Open this season, carded 3-under 69s in the second round. All three are 9-under par after two rounds.


Rick Cockran III, a former Middle Tennessee State standout, is solo sixth at 8-under par after posting back-to-back 68s. Adam Hogue (67), Stuart Anderson (66) and David Skinns (67) finished the day tied for seventh at 7-under par.


First-round co-leader Trent Whitekiller was still on the course when play was suspended on Saturday, but his 7-under 65 in the first round kept the Oklahoma State alumnus seventh on the leaderboard.


The second round of play in the 2013 Killearn Country Club Classis is scheduled to restart at 7:30 a.m. and the third round will start at approximately 10:45 a.m. The tournament will be shortened to a 54-hole event. As always, admission is free to the public.


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