Play suspended at Open due to wind

AFP| Last Updated: Jul 18, 2015, 12:46 PM IST
Play suspended at Open due to wind

Play got underway in the weather-hit second round of the British Open at St Andrews on Saturday but officials soon called another halt due to strong winds.

More than three hours of play was lost at the start of Friday`s action when a storm deluged the Old Course, and 42 players were unable to complete their rounds by the time darkness fell.

The wet weather had passed through by Saturday morning and play got underway on schedule at 7:00 a.m. but it soon became apparent that on the more exposed part of the course balls were moving about.

Officials called a halt at 7:32 a.m. The forecast was for the wind to be sustained during the morning but easing in the afternoon.

Offcials had already announced that once the cut is made, play will be in three-ball groupings for the third round in an effort to get the tournament back on schedule.