Heavy rain washes out play at Puerto Rico Open

Published March 11, 2010

| Reuters

SAN JUAN (Reuters) - First-round play was suspended for the day because of heavy rain at the PGA Tour's Puerto Rico Open Thursday.

Six inches of rain had saturated an already-waterlogged layout at Trump International Golf Club by 1400 local (1800 GMT) time and organizers decided to resume play at 0715 local on Friday.

Only a handful of players had started the opening round, American Skip Kendall making the biggest splash when he holed out with a seven-iron from 159 yards to eagle the par-four 10th, his first hole.

However, Kendall was unable to see his ball drop into the cup in murky light caused by the thunderstorms and play was suspended soon after.

The $3.5 million Puerto Rico Open is being held in the same week as the elite WGC-CA Championship in Miami where the world's top 50 players are competing.

(Writing by Mark Lamport-Stokes in Indian Wells, California, editing by Tony Jimenez)

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