Overnight rain washes away the game at LPGA Portland Classic

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Overnight rain washes away the game at LPGA Portland Classic

LOS ANGELES: World number two Ko Jin-young has to wait to extend her lead at the LPGA Portland Classic, which had to cancel an overnight downpour on Saturday.

The LPGA said in a statement that course conditions found that morning after Oregon Golf Club received more than an inch and a half of rain overnight, coupled with a forecast of further rain, prompted officials to pull the plug that day.

“Tournament officials will continue to monitor the rain and evaluate the golf course pending the start of the third round on Sunday,” the tour said in a statement.

The officials decided on Saturday evening to trim the tournament into a 54-hole event.

Donna Mummert, LPGA senior manager for rules and competition, told Golf Channel that when the course was assessed at daybreak, officials found bunkers and several greens and fairways underwater.

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