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Continued: Inbee Park's chase stopped by the wind at Women's British Open

  • Article by: DOUG FERGUSON , AP Golf Writer
  • Last update: August 3, 2013 - 1:35 PM

She said she spoke to all the players and their response was mixed.

"Some are delighted and some are not delighted," she said. "And I think that's the way it works."

Wind is the main defense of links courses, and St. Andrews is among the toughest of the British links in these elements because the Old Course is exposed. Simpson said officials prepared for a big blow Saturday by not cutting the green on the par-3 11th hole and being mindful of hole locations, making sure they were not on ridges. The greens were 9.4 on the Stimpmeter, compared with 10 the previous two days.

They just weren't prepared for this much wind.

Simpson said the tournament could be extended to Monday, if necessary, which would lead to chaos for the Solheim Cup captains, Meg Mallon and Liselotte Neumann. This is the final qualifying event for the Cup, which starts Aug. 16 at the Colorado Golf Club. They were to announce their captain's picks two hours after the Women's British Open is over, and Mallon said her 12-player team was to fly to Denver on Monday for a practice round.

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