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Rain suspends Pattana Championship

Mena’s first 72-hole event shortened to 36

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Pattaya: The Pattana Golf Championship, the third and final round of the Mena Tour’s Thai Swing, has been reduced to 36 holes after a waterlogged course forced the cancellation of play for a second day running on Wednesday. The tournament was meant to be the Mena Tour’s first ever 72-hole event.

Weather permitting, play will commence on Thursday and the draw will be made again. A final decision on the cut will be made once play gets under way at Pattana Golf Club and Resort.

“The course is extremely waterlogged and although the green-keeping staff are working as hard as they can, it is still unplayable,” said tournament director Trevor Varri.

“The weather is obviously not helping with showers and the occasional cloudbursts. Although the forecast for Thursday is similar, there may be some strong winds overnight and we might get a break. We will reassess the situation on Thursday morning and, hopefully, get play started again, with the aim of completing 18 holes for the full field.”