Rain postpones play at Cal State Monterey Bay Invitational
March 20, 2006
MONTEREY, Calif. - Inclement weather continued to plague the Western Washington University men's golf team as heavy rain and standing water forced postponement of first-day action late in the opening round of the Cal State Monterey Bay Invitational Tournament on Monday at the Bayonet Golf Course.
The first round will be completed Tuesday (8 a.m.) along with the second round as the tourney was reduced from 54 to 36 holes.
This is the second time during the spring portion of its schedule that a tourney has had a round canceled. High winds forced the Cal State Bakersfield Invitational in late February to be reduced to 36 holes.
"The players are frustrated and very disappointed that we weren't at least able to finish the first round," said Western coach Steve Card.
"The golf course just can't hold any water because they've had so much rain down here. The water table is very high and in a matter of minutes after the rain started, the greens were under water."
The Vikings are ranked No.7 in the latest Golf Coaches of America/NCAA Division II Top 25.
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