Czech Masters reduced to 54-hole event after torrential rain suspends play on day three

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Czech Masters reduced to 54-hole event after torrential rain suspends play on day three

The greens keepers brushing water off of the greens and surrounding areas during the third round of the D+D Real Czech Masters at Albatross Golf Resort (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

The D+D REAL Czech Masters has become a 54-hole tournament after torrential rain in Prague meant there was no play possible on day three of the tournament.

The DP World Tour confirmed that, after several delays to the start of the third round, play would not take place on Saturday due to the course being waterlogged by rain which began on Friday evening and lasted well in Saturday morning.

With two rounds still to be completed and only one day to play them in, tournament organisers have instead opted to reduce the tournament to 54 holes, with the final round taking place as per usual on Sunday.

David Williams, tournament director of the D+D REAL Czech Masters, said: “The continued rainfall we have experienced means that, despite the strenuous efforts of the greens staff and volunteers, there is no way the course is going to be playable for the rest of the day.”

Ardglass’ Cormac Sharvin will enter the final day in a share of 35th at four-under-par, with Dublin’s David Carey a shot further back tied for 49th, with Malaysia’s Gavin Green holding a four-shot lead over Marcel Schneider, Richard Mansell and Thomas Pieters at 14-under-par.

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