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Matteson, McNeill tied

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Published:   |   Updated: March 20, 2013 at 02:05 PM

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MADISON, Miss. -

Troy Matteson and George McNeill are tied for the Viking Classic lead midway through a waterlogged second round at Annandale Golf Club that was suspended due to frequent thunderstorms.

Matteson finished his round but McNeill was on the 18th fairway when the final delay was called at about 6:30 p.m. local time due to lightning in the area. The day featured nearly six hours of delays as thunderstorms rolled through central Mississippi on a steamy summer afternoon.

Matteson fired a 6-under 66 for the second consecutive day, taking advantage of Annandale's forgiving greens. He birdied his final three holes after a nearly four-hour delay to finish at 12 under.

The second round resumes today at 7 a.m. Tour officials hope to finish the tournament Sunday.

SOUTHERN AMATEUR: Tarquin McManus, a University of Arizona senior from Cairns, Australia, holds a one-stroke lead heading into today's final round of the 105th Southern Amateur at Innisbrook.

McManus shot a 5-under 66 on Friday to take the lead at 206 thanks to an up-and-down save from out of the rough on the 18th hole.

He is one stroke in front of UCLA All-American Gregor Main and Georgia Tech sophomore Richy Werenski.

Main, who overcame a run of three bogeys midway through his opening nine Friday, is aiming for his second Southern Am title. He won the event two years ago in Memphis, Tenn.

The winner earns an exemption for the PGA Tour's Arnold Palmer Invitational in Orlando next March.

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