High winds halt play at Irish Open


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2009 European TourBALTRAY, Ireland ' High winds forced suspension of play in the third round of the Irish Open on Saturday.
With strong winds expected to continue all day, it was not known if or when play might resume.
The ball was wobbling on the tee peg and we had not played any of the exposed holes yet, like 10, 11 or 12, Englands Paul Broadhurst said. The sixth and seventh greens were unplayable.
Irish amateur Shane Lowry, who shot a 10-under-par 62 in the second round, maintained his two-stroke lead after a par on the first hole.
You cant hold the club, you cant swing the club and putting is just a nightmare because the putter is all over the place, Broadhurst said. I dont think the sponsors want to see everyone shooting in the 80s, so it was the right decision.
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