Second round washed out in girls’ championships

Rosie Kim

Second round play in the English U16 and U14 girls’ championships at Blackmoor Golf Club, Hampshire, was abandoned today when torrential rain flooded the course. 

The cut in both championships will be based on yesterday’s first round scores and place will resume tomorrow.
In the U16 championship the cut fell at six-over par with 41 players qualifying to play the final 36 holes. 
In the U14 championship 18 players qualified for the final 18 holes, with the cut falling at five-over. 
England Golf Championship Director James Crampton said: “The course is flooded and, with a great deal more heavy rain forecast, we have no alternative but to abandon play today. But the forecast for tomorrow is good and we are looking forward to an exciting final day.” 
After the first round the U16 championship was led by Yorkshire’s Charlotte Heath (Huddersfield) and Finland’s Kerttu Hiltunen who were both four-under par. Spain’s Ana Pina Ortega leads the U14s on level par 72. 
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Caption: Ten-year-old Rosie Kim of Richings Park, Buckinghamshire, leaves the course as play is abandoned at Blackmoor Golf Club. (Image copyright Leaderboard Photography)