Storms, Course Conditions Postpone Decatur Forsyth Classic Re-Start

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DECATUR (Symetra Tour) -- The first-round of the Decatur-Forsyth Classic was scheduled to resume at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, but severe overnight storms halted the plans. It appeared as if play would resume at 12:30 p.m. as players began practicing on the driving range just before noon, but lightning forced officials to blow the horn.

The first-round never resumed on Saturday and play was officially called at 5:12 p.m.

“We made every effort to get play going today, but there was just to much rain on the golf course and it was already saturated before the rains came in the afternoon,” said Mike Waldron, the advance rules official this week. “If we get no rain tomorrow, we anticipate being able to complete round one in the morning and complete round two and the tournament by tomorrow night.”

The first-round is now scheduled to resume at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 14 while the second-round will begin at 8:15 a.m. Due to the weather, the Decatur-Forsyth Classic will now be a 36-hole event with a Monday finish only if necessary. There will be no cut, but only the top 70 and ties will be compensated as if there was a cut.

A total of 22 groups and 66 players have not finished first-round play.

Jimin Kang (Seoul, South Korea) leads the event with an 8-under 64 that she completed just before play was suspended for a second time on Friday.

Kang will aim for her second win of the season. She won the Mission Health Wellness Classic and currently ranks second on the Volvik Race for the Card money list.

Kang is scheduled to tee off at 1:39 p.m. from the tenth tee.

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