USC retains lead in NCAA women's golf championship

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Southern California remains the leader in the NCAA women's golf championships after the end of the rain-delayed second round.

The round was delayed by lightning and rain Wednesday, and 27 golfers had to finish second-round play Thursday morning.

The top six teams and top eight individuals remained the same.

USC has a seven-shot lead over Alabama and an eight-shot lead over Purdue. Arizona State's Jennifer Johnson leads the individual competition at 7-under-par 137. She is one shot ahead of Southern Cal's Jennifer Song. Four golfers are three shots back.

The third round begins later Thursday, and the top teams in the standings tee off at 1:45 p.m. EDT.

USC is trying for its third NCAA title.