Lightning delays State Farm Classic
Cristie Kerr and Anna Nordqvist topped the leaderboard when more bad weather ended the State Farm Classic.
American Cristie Kerr and Swede Anna Nordqvist topped the leaderboard in the the final round of the LPGA Tour’s State Farm Classic in Springfield, Illinois on Sunday when play for the day was ended by lightning.
The leading pair were on 20 under par when play was halted and with a number of other front-runners, they will now resume their rounds at 7.30 (local time) on Monday morning.
Nordqvist was four under for the round after nine holes, thanks to four straight catch-up birdies between three and six and another at the ninth following a bogey at the previous hole, and Kerr one under through eight.
Saturday’s third round was also delayed by bad weather, Nordqvist and Kerr being two of a number of players finishing who had to finish their third rounds on Sunday morningt, the Swede carding a 65 and Kerr a 63.
Of those who managed to finish their final rounds on Sunday, South Korea’s Na On Min was the leader in the clubhouse, a fourth-round 68 following a 64 in round three putting her on 17-under.
Four other players still to complete their final rounds were also on 17 under.
Two were South Koreans, Jee Young Lee and Na Yeon Choi, both of whomm were three under for the round through 15 and nine holes respectively.
The third was American Katie Futcher, who was seven under through 12 following six birdies in her opening nine holes and two more on the back nine as against a lone bogey at the sixth.
Gwladys Nocera of France was the fourth player in the tie for third, she being four under for her final round through 11.
Catriona Matthew of Scotland carded a final-round 71 to finish on seven under.
Play is scheduled to resume 7:30am this morning local time.
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