Rain delays Sheehan PGA bid

HEAVY rainfall in Melbourne yesterday stopped Coffs Harbour golfer Paul Sheehan in his tracks.

One of the first players to tee off in the opening round of the Victorian PGA, Sheehan had completed six holes before being asked to leave the Sandhurst club course as greens and bunkers became waterlogged.

The 33-year-old, who claimed the Victorian Open title last weekend, was even with the card when play was stopped.

Preferred lies have been introduced as a local rule for the remainder of the event as mud has been sticking to balls landing on the damp fairways.

Several bunkers have also been declared ground under repair so that players can take a free drop out of the hazard.

Leading the tournament on two under par through six holes were marquee players Kurt Barnes, James Nitties and Peter O’Malley.



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