Due to extremely adverse weather conditions play has been suspended for the day at the Ricoh Women’s British Open at Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake.
Round two is scheduled to start at 06:50 Saturday morning.
Tickets which were bought for Friday’s play will be valid for either Saturday or Sunday’s play.
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Earlier in the day the Rules Committee declared the scores returned this morning null and void in accordance with Rule 33-2d.
The competitors began their round in extremely adverse weather conditions and conditions subsequently worsened despite the belief that they would remain stable.
It would have been unfair to those competitors not to declare play null and void and cancel all scores for the round in question.
Having lost a whole day’s play on Friday, the Championship Committee met to review the format for the remainder of the Ricoh Women’s British Open Championship with the primary objective of retaining the 72 hole format of the event. With weather conditions for Monday predicted to be similar to Friday (today) the Championship Committee has decided the following;
• Round Two will be played on Saturday to completion and a cut will be made in accordance with the amended condition published below. The cut will be reduced from 65 plus ties to 50 plus ties, including amateurs.
• Rounds 3 & 4 will be played on Sunday, with no redraw after Round 3. A two tee start will be utilised.
• Prize money will be paid as normal to those players who make the cut. In addition, official prize money will be paid to those who would have normally made the cut under the original conditions of play.
REGULATION (F) OF THE CHAMPIONSHIP CONDITIONS
The Championship Committee reserves the right to amend the Championship Conditions and the decision of the Championship Committee shall, in all matters, be final.
AMENDMENT TO CONDITIONS OF PLAY
Original Condition 8(c)
One round of 18 holes shall be played on each of the first two days for which one draw shall be made. The players returning the 65 lowest scores and anyone tying for 65th place over the first 36 holes shall qualify for the final 36 holes over the last two days. For the final 36 holes, the pairings and starting times shall be determined in accordance with the qualifying scores, players with the lowest scores starting last.
Amended Condition 8(c)
One round of 18 holes shall be played on each of the first two days for which one draw shall be made. The players returning the 50 lowest scores and anyone tying for 50th place over the first 36 holes shall qualify for the final 36 holes over the last day. For the third round the pairings and starting times shall be determined in accordance with the qualifying scores with players with the lowest scores starting last. For the final round the pairings and starting times will be based upon the order of the third round draw (ie there will be no redraw in score order). A two tee start will be utilised for both the third and final rounds.