Play resumes at Australian Open after wind delay

Play resumes at Australian Open after wind delay
December 8, 2012, 11:03 pm
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Officials work to remove a temporary TV tower after it blew over at the 18th green during the final round of the Australian Open golf tournament at the Lakes Golf Course in Sydney, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012. Play was suspended due to high winds. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)


SYDNEY (AP) Final-round play has resumed in the Australian Open after a three-hour suspension because of strong wind Sunday.

Gusts of up to 50 mph at The Lakes caused television towers to sway, scoreboards to topple over, balls to move on the fairways and greens, and blew sand out of the bunkers.

Play was suspended with the final groups, including third-round leader John Senden, still waiting to tee off. Despite the long delay, officials still hoped to complete the tournament Sunday.