Following the cancellation of today’s round, the top 40 and ties after 18 holes will progress with 36 holes scheduled to be played on Friday.
Scottish Golf Head of Events, Fraser Munro, said, “Unfortunately, due to adverse weather, the difficult decision to cancel round 2 of the Scottish Boys’ Open at Murcar Links Golf Club has been taken.
“During the morning, persistent heavy rain and high winds made the course unplayable. Unfortunately, even once the rain subsided, severe high winds and dry greens have meant that conditions have remained unplayable.
“There are several exposed greens at Murcar and having worked closely with all of the relevant stakeholders including club representatives, rules officials and greenkeepers, the decision was taken that with continuing high winds forecast throughout the rest of the day and balls moving on a number of greens, which have not been cut or rolled for the past 2 days, play would not be possible.
“As a result of having no play today, and in the interests of getting as many tournament rounds played as possible, the cut has been brought forward and implemented after 18 holes, meaning the top-40 and ties will progress to tomorrow where we hope, weather permitting, to be able to complete 36 holes as scheduled.
“The decision has not been taken lightly and all options were considered including reducing the tournament to 36 holes with all competitors playing 36 holes or extending the cut line to 60 plus ties. However, in both these scenarios, the margin of error from a time perspective would have been so fine, that it would have jeopardised the potential for completing the event.
“We understand that this decision will be disappointing for many of the competitors and indeed everyone at Scottish Golf is frustrated that the weather has impacted this event, however we have tried to make the best decision possible based on the information we have. We would like to thank all competitors for their patience and understanding under such difficult circumstances.”