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Porter Cup to start at 8 a.m. today

The Porter Cup will resume at 8 a.m. Thursday as eight groups -- comprising 24 players -- will finish their first round. Rain halted play at about 5 p.m. Wednesday during the first round.

Players will finish the first round in a modified shotgun start, which means they return to the hole and shot they were on before the delay. The format should allow the players who still have to finish the first round at least a 45 minute break before going back out for the second round.

Here are some additional quotes from the first round Wednesday:

Luke Bleumit

On leaving shots on the course:

“ Well you always sort-of do, don’t you? But I pitched in and holed a couple good putts, so it evened itself out. … I was very happy with it. I was just trying to go out there and put myself in a good position.”

On what he has to do the rest of the week:

“Just keep the ball in play and hole a few putts. It’s pretty important to do that.”

Russell Henley

On what he did well:

“I hit a lot of greens, gave myself a lot of birdie putts. I hit both par 5s on the side in two and two-putted for birdie.”

On continuing the strong Georgia tradition at the Porter Cup:

“It’s a golf tournament I really want to win. … I know those guys have won it and that’s part of the reason why I want to win. This is my third time playing.”

On tough holes:

“Eight isn’t easy because of the cross wind. ... 14 and 17 are pretty difficult.”

David Chung

On the conditions:

“The wind was swirling out there. On the back nine it got pretty gusty. Probably 30 mph I think on some holes. It was definitely really hard to judge. You just had to keep the ball low and control it well on the last few holes. It was so windy the ball would be oscillating a little bit on the greens. It was hard to judge.”

On his turning point: “I’d have to say a big momentum swing was nine. That’s playing really tough today into the wind and I don’t know 500 yards. It feels like it’s 500 yards.”

On his round:

“Bogey free on any course is great. I’m pretty proud of that. I feel pretty confident with my putting. … It’s just basically who can make putts.”

On a missed chance:

“I thought I made an eagle on 11. I hit it right up there to the front of the green in two, and just burned the edge on that hole. There were a few others, but you can’t make everything.”

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