Round three of the BMW International Open was washed out in Germany, torrential rainfall closed the Golf Club Gut Laerchenhof.
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The second round leaders, Henrik Stenson, Kiradech Aphibarnrat and Raphaël Jacquelin will now have to play 36 holes tomorrow.
Henrik spoke about the long delays and of course the rain;
“We’ve got a pretty long day ahead of us tomorrow, but we’ll get it done eventually.”
“I think it’s been rather wet today,”It continues to be that way. We play an outdoor sport, you get these every now and again.”
“When it was a heavy downpour, there was a flood coming over the 18th and the putting green was completely underwater.”
“It’s not playable, and we’re just going to try to get all the golf done tomorrow instead.”
Tournament Director David Williams told reporters,
“Today in the last four or five hours, there’s been nearly 100ml of rainfall.”
“So it’s been pretty constant and on top of what’s already a pretty wet golf course.”
“We’ve been out to the third fairway a couple of hours ago and the entire fairway was unplayable. And even if it stopped, it would probably be a couple of hours before it would be anything like playable and the forecast is for it not to stop.”
“So we then decided we had to try and make some sort of solution for the good of the tournament.”
“This is going to continue until at least 7.00pm tonight. Hopefully after that, it’s going to start to peter out.”
“It should be relatively dry then through the night and into tomorrow.”