PINEHURST, N.C. – The USGA’s luck with the weather finally ran out.
After making it through the entire U.S. Open without a single rain delay, play was suspended at 7:12 p.m. ET Thursday during the first round of the U.S. Women’s Open because of inclement weather.
Officials left players on the course during the delay with hopes of resuming the round, but play was suspended for the day at 7:55 p.m.
A total of 30 players had yet to complete their opening rounds when the horn blew, with the last group on either side still with three holes to play. Among those still on the course were Candie Kung, who was even through 17 holes, and Stephanie Meadow, who was even through 16 holes.
The suspension will not affect Friday’s starting times, as the conclusion of Round 1 and the start of Round 2 will begin at the same time at 6:45 a.m.