Lydia Ko is used to playing more than one round a day and it could work to her advantage at the women's British golf Open after the second round was suspended because of atrocious weather.
Little more than an hour's play was possible overnight (NZT) at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club and, when the first 18 women out on the course carded a total of 52 over par for the holes on the front nine in the 100kmph winds, it was decided to call play off. The scores were wiped, meaning all players will start tonight on their first-round scores.
New Zealand's Lydia Ko is only two shots back from the lead of South Koreans So Yeon Ryu and Haeji Kang after opening with an even par 72. Winds are forecast to ease tonight.
The tournament committee, in an attempt to finish the tournament on Sunday as planned, decided to reduce the number of players who will make the cut from 65 and ties to only the top 50 players and ties.
Two rounds will be played on Sunday with no redraw after round three and a two-tee start will be utilised.
There are few incidences of scores being made null and void in major golf. Spain's Seve Ballesteros won his third Open Championship title at Royal Lytham & St Annes on a Monday in 1988 after scores on the Saturday were wiped out because of inclement weather.