Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Another storm delays Sask. men's amateur golf tourney

(taken from

Murray McCormick,
Published: Wednesday, July 23, 2008

REGINA -- Wednesday's second round of the Access Communications Saskatchewan men's amateur has been delayed because of another summer storm.

Heavy rains and lightning forced organizers of the 100th anniversary of the men's amateur to clear the participants from the Royal Regina Golf Club for the second time in two days.

Tuesday's first round was delayed by a late afternoon storm. Forty-five players resumed the first round this morning at 6:30 a.m. The first round was completed and the first group in the second round was on the 14th tee when the horns sounded, calling in all players and spectators from the course.

Saskatchewan Golf Association officials are still determining what to do with the championship. The Royal Regina is soaked and there are large pools of water on the fairways and greens. Players were playing mark, clean and place because of the wet conditions.

Prince Albert's David Stewart was the first-round leader and was scheduled to tee of 4:30 p.m., if the weather clears. If that happens, it's doubtful the final groups will be able to complete the second round.

The amateur is to conclude on Friday, weather permitting.

Locally, Delisle's Colin Coben fired an opening round 79 (+7) while Kindersley's Dean Prosky shot an opening round 80 (+8). (First round leader) David Stewart (of Prince Albert) shot an opening round 69 (-3).

I'll keep you updated should anything happen this afternoon.

Stay dry!

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