The first-round of the Volunteers of America LPGA Texas Classic was suspended on Thursday morning at 8:09 a.m. due to ferocious winds at Old American Golf Club. Gusts reached over 30 miles an hour and balls were more than oscillating on the green - sometimes moving as far as 15 feet - forcing officials to blow the horns.
Rain and lightning started around 10:00 a.m. and continued through the early afternoon. Officials began to assess the course after the storms passed around 2:00 p.m. and every effort was made to resume play, but due to an ever-changing forecast in the afternoon, the determination was made to cancel play at 3:32 p.m.
The scores from the morning will be wiped away and the first-round will restart at 7:00 a.m.
The LPGA Rules Staff explained that the only equitable thing to do for the entire field was to cancel the scores from the first hour and nine minutes of play when conditions were incredibly difficult.