Rain wipes out af­ter­noon play at Riviera

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS -

Wind, rain and the snap of a large tree limb were enough to stop play Fri­day in the sec­ond round of the Ge­n­e­sis Open. Sam Saun­ders re­mained atop the leader­board with­out ever hit­ting a shot Fri­day at the Riviera Coun­try Club. Jhonat­tan Ve­gas joined him at 7-un­der par and was all too happy to wait un­til Satur­day morn­ing — maybe — to com­plete his sec­ond round. The wind made it dif­fi­cult to pick the right club. The rain made it dif­fi­cult to gauge the speed on the greens. But it was the crack of a eu­ca­lyp­tus tree that made PGA Tour of­fi­cials sound the horn to get play­ers — and spec­ta­tors — off the course. “We could have played a lit­tle bit more, but why? It’s go­ing to get noth­ing but worse,” said Mark Rus­sell, the PGA Tour’s vice-pres­i­dent of com­pe­ti­tion.

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