Kroger Classic Reduced to 36 Holes


The first round of the Kroger Senior Classic was rained out Friday and will restart 8 a.m. ET Saturday at The Golf Center at Kings Island near Cincinnati.
Play was delayed twice Friday due to heavy thunderstorms and the round was eventually cancelled at 1:46 p.m.
'We had more than a half-inch of rain fall this morning and there was no way we could get the golf course playable to resume play today and still have the last group complete the required nine holes,' said Senior Tour assistant tournament director Gene Smith.
The Kroger Senior Classic, originally scheduled as a 54-hole event to be played over three days, has been shortened to 36 holes and, barring other weather problems, will conclude as scheduled on Sunday.
Bad weather also shortened the inaugural Kroger Senior Classic, won by Jim Dent, in 1990, and the 1998 event, which was won by Hugh Baiocchi on the second hole of a playoff.
Hubert Green is the defending champion.