Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Rain Puts Dampener on Play in Masters; GOLF

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Rain Puts Dampener on Play in Masters; GOLF

Article excerpt

THE Portugal Masters has been reduced to 54 holes after heavy rain caused lengthy delays in Vilamoura with only six players, including leader Alexander Levy, completing their second rounds.

Some players came into the day yet to complete their opening rounds after a downpour ended play early on Thursday.

The start of the second round was also delayed in the morning due to yet more rain.

When players did go out on the course, it was Frenchman Levy who made the biggest impression, playing his first 10 holes in six under par to move one shot clear of Nicolas Colsaerts at the top of the leaderboard before the rain came again.

Play eventually got back under way at 5.45pm but it was clear almost half the field would be unable to even start their second rounds and the decision was made to reduce the tournament to 54 holes shortly afterwards.

Once back out on the course, Levy picked up where he left off - registering four more birdies to card a 61 and finish the day on 18 under - three shots clear of Colsaerts who has to return to complete the last two holes of his second round this morning. …

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