November 14 2013
By PGATOUR.COM Staff
Play has been suspended for the day at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba, where lightning and heavy rain pounded the course and caused two delays before the decision was made to stop play for good.
The first round will resume at 7:45 a.m. ET with players in place at 7:30 a.m.
"The biggest thing was the lightning threat and the rain we received," said Vice President of Rules and Competitions Slugger White. "We absolutely lost the golf course. With this rain it just knocked us out."
More bad weather is in the forecast for Friday.
"We'll just grind through it again," added White.
Rain and lightning caused play to be halted just before 10 a.m. ET and the first delay lasted just over an hour.
Less than three hours later, the horn sounded again and play never resumed after the golf course became saturated by storms in the area.
Brian Stuard, who finished second in Mexico in 2010, is 5 under through 15 holes and atop the leaderboard. Erik Compton and Alvaro Quiros are a stroke back.
Matt Jones, Will MacKenzie and Len Mattiace share the clubhouse lead after shooting 2-under 69. Only 15 players completed the opening round and most of the afternoon wave has yet to tee off.
During the 2013 season, 22 of 40 events were delayed for various reasons. Two of the first six events of the 2013-14 season have had delays.