Houston — The latest US Women’s Open on the calendar will continue for another day due to the constant rain that drenched the champion Forced golf clubs and the USGA to suspend the final round until Monday.
Hinako Shibuno had a one-shot lead towards the second major, but never teeed off.
The USGA raised the tea time as soon as possible on Sunday for the forecast. The final round was just over an hour as play stopped due to a thunderstorm in the area. It rained about three-quarters of an inch before it made no sense to resume, and it never resumed.
Lawns with a December climate do not drain very quickly. In addition, heavy rains flooded the course after the second round on Friday. Even during the spells when the rain subsided, there was water standing on the other side of the champion.
The US Women’s Open has been postponed from early June due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It will be the first Monday finish of the US Women’s Open since Ryu So-yeon won the championship in Broadmoor, Colorado in 2011.
Hinako Shibuno is aiming to become the third woman to win two majors for the first time by winning the Women’s British Open in her major championship debut last year and her first tournament outside Japan. Pak Se-ri achieved the latest results at the 1998 LPGA Championship and the US Women’s Open.
She was a 4-under 209, one shot ahead of 28-year-old Amy Olson from North Dakota, who hadn’t won the LPGA tour for seven years.
Brooke Henderson of Smiths Falls, Ontario, sitting at 9am after Saturday’s round, didn’t have the opportunity to tee off before play was interrupted. She will return to the course on Monday at 9:24 am EST.
– GOLF Sports
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