Brittany Lincicome and Stacy Lewis gone fishing
Bahamas LPGA Squished By Rain
By Torleif Sorenson on 5/24/13
The debut of the LPGA in the Bahamas keeps getting shorter... and shorter... in duration and in length.

Nearly 15 inches of rain poured upon the Ocean Club Golf Course on Tuesday, rendering six holes flooded and useless, and damaging structures on the course. All of the otherwise-gorgeous seaside holes and the 9th and 18th fairways remain flooded. Matt Truax, tournament director of the Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic, tried to make the best of a bad situation and said in a statement:
"The damage to the golf course and structures caused by Tuesday's heavy rain and winds was extensive. But we think we can still present a first-class event for the LPGA, Pure Silk and the people of the Bahamas. We thank everyone for their understanding and patience while we do everything possible to return Ocean Club Golf Course to championship condition."
As a result, the 72-hole event has been scaled back to a 54-hole, no-cut event that will be played over just 12 holes of the Tom Weiskopf-designed layout. But before the course was returned to a playable condition, LPGA Tour players Brittany Lincicome and Stacy Lewis decided to take advantage of the unexpected fishing conditions at the 9th hole (above).

That's called making lemonade out of lemons.

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[ comments ]
jasonfish11 says:
Is that rod anchored?
Torleif Sorenson says:
J-Fish: 1000 points.
Banker85 says:
what they are playing only 12 holes how is that gonna work?
Werepuppie says:
The other holes cannot be restored to playable conditions due to flooding.
legitimatebeef says:
Lot of flooding going on lately, I'm starting to believe that thing about the ice caps.
Torleif Sorenson says:
Yeah, Beef... we all know about the many icecaps and icebergs floating around the Bahamas and the Caribbean... :-P
falcon50driver says:
Shoulda just moved the tournament over to Abaco, where I played last week. It's billed as the finest in the Bahamas. I believe it. the fairways were better than most greens at other clubs.
Torleif Sorenson says:
@falcon50driver: You've played Abaco? I'm envious...
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