Weather disruptions continue

Posted July 19, 2012 - Western Pennsylvania Golf Association - Contact

The Association's Public Links Championship on July 18 was shortened to 18 holes after a nearly four hour lightning delay at Seven Springs Resort. This was the fourth individual competition affected by adverse weather this season, usually a number associated with a decade.

The Spring Stroke Play on April 29 at Nevillewood was rescheduled a month later, was shortened to 27 holes.

The difference in the Public Links being shortened to 18 holes and the Spring Stroke Play to 27 was due to the start of the second round at the Public Links. This limited the committee to the choice of 18 vs. 36. No players started their second round in the Spring Stroke Play at Nevillewood so the committee had the option of changing the second stipulated round from 18 to 9 for a 27-hole event.

The Association's Mid-Amateur Championship at Westmoreland was completed as advertised, 36 holes, but rains resulted in dismal conditions with several greens being squeegied between groups.

The USGA Open Local Qualifying Round was Quicksilver was cancelled after an hour of play, then restarted due to heavy rains. Another delay in the late afternoon resulted in a suspension.

The only individual championships the Association conducts that are left this season--USGA Qualifying Rounds for the Amateur, Mid-Amateur, and Senior Amateur.