Golf: Bad weather disrupts Eisenhower tournament

Bad weather severely disrupted the second round of the Eisenhower golf tournament in Turkey with only six of the 72 teams able to complete their rounds before play was abandoned.

Play in the world amateur team championship was delayed six hours in the morning by severe thunderstorms before play got under way at 1.30pm (local time) but the weather deteriorated again around 6pm and was delayed again before eventually being called off because of darkness.

New Zealand were scheduled to tee off around midday but didn't begin their second round. They have since slipped from 15th equal to 21st as morning teams leapfrogged them.

The second round will be resume tonight (NZT).

The US, who led after the first round, had just begun their round and were 15 under. The Republic of Korea and Canada moved into second at 10 under par.

Vaughan McCall, who fired a two under par 70 in the first round to be the leading Kiwi, was restless stuck inside and wanted to get out in the wild conditions.

"I was itching to get out there in the storm show those Americans how to play in weather like the deep south," said the 21-year-old from the Gore Golf Club.

"Two days ago we were in the bus on the way home from the course and we were coming home to the blackest clouds, the loudest thunder and the whitest lightning I'd ever seen. Today we woke up to a small repeat of that."


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