Golf Australia to monitor conditions

BY Bruce Young | Amateur Golf Tour | 2014 Australian Amateur Championship | General | 14 Jan 2014

Golf Australia, who stage their flagship amateur events, The Men’s and Women’s Australian Amateur Championships, this week at the Grange Golf Club in Adelaide will closely monitor the heatwave conditions that are expected to last for much of the week in South Australia.

The opening qualifying rounds for both the women and men began earlier today and with temperatures in excess of 40 degrees expected over the next few days then the heat factor will be regularly assessed and if there is any concern as to player’s safety then play could potentially be suspended.

Speaking from the Grange this morning a spokesperson for Golf Australia indicated that the temperature at the Grange which is adjacent to the ocean and some four or five kilometres from the city centre is likely to be a few degrees lower than those recorded in the city where temperatures are forecast to be in the early 40’s today.

The organisers are however monitoring the situation and if temperatures are believed to enter a dangerous level then play could be suspended until later in the day when the lengthy daylight hours should allow play to be completed.

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