Turkish Airlines Ladies Open Reduced to 54-hole Tournament

The Turkish Airlines Ladies Open has been reduced to 54 holes due to adverse weather conditions and a waterlogged course at National Golf Club in Belek, Antalya.

At least 25mm of rain fell overnight Thursday which continued through Friday morning.

The second round has been delayed until Saturday and the same tee times will apply as for Friday.

There will be a cut to the leading 60 players and ties after 36 holes. The final 18 holes will be played on Sunday.

Tournament Director Steve Kavanagh said: “This decision have been taken with the forecast for heavy rain until mid-afternoon. The outlook for tomorrow is for the occasional shower which will give the course ample time to recover and the green keepers to repair any damage to bunkers. Sunshine is forecast for Sunday.”