NCAA Women's Golf Suspended Due To Gale Winds

Albuquerque, N.M.-----Gale-force winds estimated at 65 miles per hour forced suspension of second-round action at the NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championships held at the University of New Mexico Championship Course.

San Jose State University entrant Erica Moston waited through a two-hour early afternoon delay before teeing off on the first hole of the course and played only that hole before competition was suspended at 4:55 p.m. (MDT).

“Our (golf) bags had no chance of standing up. The whole area is covered with dust,” said the junior from Belmont, Calif. Moston had a modest gallery on the par-72 course of family and supporters including San Jose State University director of athletics Tom Bowen who also is representing the university at meetings for the New Mexico Bowl. “When the wind is this bad, I’d rather have rain or cold, not wind.”

Moston will resume play, weather permitting, on May 22, from hole #2 at 7:30 a.m. (MDT). Thunderstorms are in the afternoon forecast. Twelve of the 24 teams also did not finish second-round competition as scheduled.

The 72-hole championship is scheduled to conclude on May 23. In Moston’s case, she has 53 holes left to play.

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