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Wooster and Campomanes Eguiguren share lead

  • Sue Wooster and Macarena Campomanes Eguiguren share lead after play suspended at Ladies Senior British Open Amateur Championship.
  • Play called off at royal Belfast Golf Club at 4.30pm after initial suspension at 2.42pm.
  • Second round resumes on Thursday at 7am.

Sue Wooster and Macarena Campomanes Eguiguren shared the lead when play was suspended due to heavy rain and flooding on the second day of the Ladies Senior British Open Amateur Championship at Royal Belfast Golf Club. 

Play was stopped at 2.42pm - and finally called off for the day at 4.30pm. The postponed second round will restart on Thursday at 7am. The 36-hole cut will reduce the field to the top 40 and ties before the third and final round takes place.  

Wooster and Campomanes Eguiguren were the overnight leaders on two under par 69, three shots ahead of Caroline Berry. Out last, the trio only managed to complete just two holes before the heavy rain forced a halt. 

Berry and Campomanes Eguiguren both made pars at the opening two holes, while Wooster three-putted the 1st for bogey but then hit back with a birdie at the second.

“In normal conditions, my putt at the first would have been lightning fast,” said the Australian, who recently won the Canadian Seniors’ Championship. “But I left it about ten feet short and then missed the next one.”

With the weather worsening as the day proceeded, the later starters struggled with conditions. Sylvie Van Molle, from Belgium, opened with a 73, and made a move with a birdie at the 1st. But she ran up a triple-bogey seven at the 3rd, which turned out to be her final hole of the day.

Debbie Richards, who also had a first day 73, bogeyed the first three holes of her second round, while Rocio Ruiz De Velasco, the third member of the penultimate group, slipped back to seven over for the championship after a triple-bogey seven at the 2nd.  

The leaders in the clubhouse were down the field on 160. Clarissa Bushell, Suzanne Corcoran and Christin Moller all added 77 to their opening rounds of 83.  

Spain’s Campomanes Eguiguren finished third at Royal Dornoch in Scotland three years ago and has a fine record. She twice played for the Continent of Europe in the Vagliano Trophy - and went on to captain the side on three occasions.

Berry, wife of the Bromborough professional, Geoff, has also played well in previous events. She was fourth at Royal Portrush four years ago.