Second day of 5A girls golf cancelled due to rain; first-day results stand

(CHSAANow.com)

The Olde Course in Loveland was left unplayable by rain on Tuesday. (Jenn Roberts-Uhlig/CHSAANow.com)

LOVELAND — The second day of the Class 5A girls golf championship has been cancelled due to rain and an unplayable course.

It means the results from the first day of competition now stand up as final. Regis Jesuit has won the 5A team title, and Gillian Vance of Dakota Ridge has won the individual championship.

The 4A tournament is still on as scheduled as of 7 a.m. on Tuesday.

5A was set to be held at the Olde Course, but an overnight rain which was still falling on Tuesday morning left a lot of standing water on the course.

"The course was deemed unplayable by course officials," said Jenn Roberts-Uhlig, CHSAA assistant commissioner who was acting as site director. "The result is that, unfortunately, we have to cancel the second day of the tournament."

Golfers and teams are still encouraged to come to the Olde Course, as individual and team awards still need to be handed out. An awards ceremony is scheduled for 8 a.m.

The 5A tournament was hoping to move ahead with an 8 a.m. shotgun start on Tuesday, but golfers never got a chance to get out on the course.

The decision was made to not push to play into Wednesday in order to mitigate lost school time and cost to schools. In addition, the course was not available on Wednesday, meaning golfers would have had to come back next week.

Finally, it is a long-standing policy of the tournament to have first round results hold up should the second round be canceled. That was communicated to everyone on Monday.

"That's just been the policy all along that if we ever got to the situation, that's what we would do," said CHSAA associate commissioner Tom Robinson, who is in charge of golf. "The teams and players knew that if one of the rounds could not get in, we would do this. Everyone was aware of that.

"We hoped to be able to play the round, and took steps to try and get it in early, but unfortunately, the weather didn't cooperate."