Rain wreaks havoc in Texas

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Sophie Gustafson moved into a share of third at the LPGA Tour Championship on a second day ravaged by bad weather.

Sophie Gustafson moved into a share of third, two shots behind LPGA Tour Championship leader Lorena Ochoa, on a second day ravaged by bad weather in Richmond, Texas.
Rain did not allow play to start until 1pm, and even then only four hours were possible on the sodden course, meaning Ochoa did not get her second round under way.
Gustafson was two-under through 11 for the day, four under for the tournament, when darkness halted play.
Helen Alfredsson, Texas native Wendy Ward and Juli Inkster had all improved to three under for the tournament by the end of today’s truncated session.
Cristie Kerr, who was one under through nine, said: “(Conditions were) super wet. We had a lot the rain.
“I was surprised we even went out, frankly.
“It looked like another band was kind of moving towards us, so I think we got kind of lucky there.”
LPGA rules chief Doug Brecht vowed to do everything possible to keep the tournament at a full 72 holes.
“There’s a ton of things riding on this tournament,” he said. “Because of that and the importance of it, we are committed to playing 72 holes.”
Play is set to resume at daybreak tomorrow, with Ochoa and second-placed Reilley Rankin among the early starters.

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