Rain Makes Everyone a Winner at South Korean Tournament

The OneAsia golf event held at the High Country Club in South Korea was cancelled as it was raining pitchforks. And while some golf players were distressed by this sad news, most of them of them rejoiced. Due to the rain, organizers of the event had to cancel the tournament.

After just one round completed, half of the $1 million prize money was shared by the 153 golfers who participated in the event. However, it will not count for the standings of the professional golf tour of the Asia-Pacific region, OneAsia Order of Merit.

Only three out of 153 golfers went through the second round held in north-east of Seoul. But the four-day-long rain broke up the arrangements of organizers and left no other option than cancelling the event. This decision was taken after discussing the matter with the sponsor.

This golf tournament was founded this year and supposed to be the sixth event of the 2011 OneAsia Tour.

In the meantime, South Korea’s Seo Hee-Kyung is leading the way at the US Women’s Open which was also delayed by rain for four times in four days. The South Korean shot a few three under 68s and finished at three-under 281 to claim a narrow lead over So Yeon Ryu, her South Korean opponent. Seo’s close opponent is also Miami-based Cristie Kerr, who was two away with two holes left when the tournament was temporarily suspended at 10 pm as it was too dark to play.

Taiwanese Yani Tseng finished sixth. The world No. 1 blames her bad performance on the bad weather, as the rain interrupts the tournament and does not allow her to get rhythm