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Oh Fires As Texas Event Shortened To 36 Holes

Su Oh made a fast start for the second straight week as rain shortens tournament in Texas (Photo: Henry Peters )
For the second consecutive week Su Oh is off to a flying start as the LPGA event in Texas was shortened to 36 holes because of weather delays.

Oh, who put new irons in play two days before the opening round of last week’s Mediheal Classic in San Francisco, was 3-under through 10 holes when play was called because of darkness.

The first round was cancelled because of storms on Thursday and play didn’t begin Friday until after 3pm as greens staff battled to get the Old American Golf Club course playable.

Tournament organisers announced mid-morning the volunteers of America LPGA Classic would be shortened to 36 holes with the hope of concluding play Sunday night though a Monday finish seems likely.

Oh was one of four Australians to begin her round and with birdies at two of her first five holes was immediately in the mix.

A third of the day at the eighth sees her T4 and just three off the pace.

New Zealand’s Lydia Ko was also at 2-under after 14 holes while Sarah Jane Smith is 1-over through 13.

Karrie Webb is 2-over through 12 while Rebecca Artis is 3-over, also thorugh 12, and sharing 55th position.

Only 72 players began their rounds before play was called for the day, reigning US Women’s Open champion Sung Hyun Park the early leader at 6-under through 14 holes.

With sevenbirdies and one bogey on the card she holds a two stroke advantage over Jenny Shin and Sei Young Kim with a group of four players sharing fourth at 3-under.

Katherine Kirk, Hannah Green and Minjee Lee are among the players yet to tee off with play set to resume tomorrow at 7am local time.


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