Play Suspended at US Girls Junior


Fairfield, Conn. -- The second round of stroke play at the U.S. Girls' Junior Championship was suspended Tuesday due to dangerous conditions in the area of Brooklawn Country Club.
The 26 groups that teed off Tuesday morning completed their rounds, but none of the second 26 groups that started in the afternoon finished play. The second round of stroke play will resume at 7:30 a.m. (et) Wednesday.
Immediately following the completion of the second round of stroke play, there will be a playoff, if necessary, to determine the field of 64 players to compete in the match-play portion of the event.
Michelle Wie, the 13-year-old phenom from Hawaii who shared the opening-round lead, went one-over par through her first two holes and is one-under for the championship.
Sukjin-Lee Wuesthoff posted an even-par round of 71 to finish at one-under-par 141 and has the lead in the clubhouse. Still, the Korean was not happy with her performance on Tuesday.
'I played bad,' said Wuesthoff, who was exempt into the championship after advancing to the second round of match play at the 2002 U.S. Women's Amateur Championship. 'I don't know why. My driver wasn't perfect and my caddie said I was trying too hard.'
Paula Creamer, who shared the first-round lead with Wie, struggled to a two- over 73 and is one shot off the pace at even-par 142,
'The goal coming into the week was to be the top seed,' said Creamer. 'But you can't win the tournament in the first two days.'
Defending champion In-Bee Park, 15, of Eustis, Fla completed three holes in one-under par before play was called. Park posted a one-under 70 on Monday and was one shot back of Wie and Creamer after the first round.
The U.S. Girls' Junior Championship is one of 13 championships conducted annually by the United States Golf Association, 10 of which are strictly for amateurs. The U.S. Girls' Junior is open to female amateur golfers who have not reached their 18th birthday prior to the end of the championship and have a USGA Handicap Index of 18.4 or better.