The waterlogged hole 10th at Pattana Golf Club and Resort

MENA Tour event reduced to 36 holes at Thailand’s Pattana Golf Club

17 May 2017
Waterlogged course forces cancellation of play for a second day running

CHON BURI (Thailand), May 17 — The Pattana Golf Championship, the third and final event on the MENA Tour’s Thailand swing this season, has been reduced to 36 holes after a waterlogged course forced cancellation of play for a second day running.

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. 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,” said Trevor Varri, the tournament director.

 “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.”