September 15, 2012 in Sports

Horrible weather postpones Women’s British Open

 

‘Unreasonable’ weather stalls Open

Golf: Play was called off for the day at the Women’s British Open on Friday because of strong wind that disrupted the second round so badly that organizers declared early scores “null and void.”

With wind gusting to 60 mph at Royal Liverpool in Hoylake, England, players struggled to keep the ball on the tees and greens. Play was suspended at 8:25 a.m. with 36 players on the course and the round was called off at 2 p.m.

“I think it’s only the right thing to do,” Norwegian star Suzann Pettersen said. “The conditions were unreasonable. … I don’t think from the players’ perspective that there was any other outcome. “

England’s Felicity Johnson started with a quintuple-bogey 9. American Cristie Kerr’s ball blew off the 12th tee three times. Co-leader So Yeon Ryu bogeyed her only hole, the 10th, before play was stopped.

The second round is scheduled to restart early today, with conditions forecast to be more playable. Organizers said the cut will be reduced from 65 and ties to 50 and ties. The final two rounds are set for Sunday with a two-tee start and no redraw between rounds.

Associated Press

Computers show no child porn

College football: Investigators found no evidence of child pornography on computers taken from the home of a Minnesota football coach accused of having nude videos of his children on his cellphone, authorities said.

Minnesota State, Mankato coach Todd Hoffner was charged with two child pornography counts after three videos of his children were found on his work-issued cellphone. His attorney and wife have rejected the charges as ridiculous, saying the videos simply captured the family’s children being silly.

Associated Press


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