The world’s first tarmac course has been rendered inoperable by torrential rain. The Korea Golf Association (KPGA) waited five hours for the rain to subside, but the course conditions were unplayable and the tournament was canceled.

The KPGA announced on Friday that the second round of the Korean Tour’s Bizplay Electronics Open (total prize money of 700 million won) at Cosmos Rings Country Club (Par 72, 7404 yards) in Yeongam, South Jeolla Province, has been canceled due to bad weather. The second round, which was scheduled to tee off at 7 a.m., was delayed four times (five hours) due to the unrelenting rain from the previous day.

“It rained from the night before until this morning, making it difficult to remove balls from the course. The tournament committee, course team, and Director of Operations Lee Woo-jin checked the course conditions four times, but after consulting with the title sponsor, we decided to cancel the tournament at 11:50 a.m. considering the conditions and maintenance time.”

The course was in such bad shape that water was pooling in the fairways. Considering the course is brand new and was built on a reclaimed landfill, it’s no wonder it was canceled. The course’s flat rectangular shape, reminiscent of a runway, created a buzz before the tournament began, and its 365 bunkers were described as “like the surface of the moon”. Despite the eye-catching design, the course was marred by poor drainage, the most basic of golf course problems.토토사이트

With the cancellation of the day’s round, the Bizplay Electronics Open has a strange tradition of playing three reduced rounds so far this year. In 2020, the second round of the invitational at Tamius CC in Jeju was canceled, while the first round was canceled at Blackstone Golf & Resort in Jeju last year.

On the Korean Tour this season, the third round of the GS Caltex Mae Kyung Open at Nam Seoul CC in May was canceled due to rain, marking the first time a Korean Tour-only event has been shortened this season.

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