Rain, flooding cause Arizona Senior Match Play to be cancelled
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (September 9, 2014) — The Arizona Senior Match Play Championship, which was originally scheduled for September 5-8 at the Renegade Course at Desert Mountain, was moved to September 8-11 at the Country Club at DC Ranch due to heavy rainfall that flooded parts of Desert Mountain.
However, as more flooding rains moved up from monsoonal moisture into Arizona, the tournament was cancelled all together, the Arizona Golf Association decided on Monday.
Tournament Manager Alex Tsakiris issued a statement, saying, "After some wild weather took out the Renegade Course at Desert Mountain, it is back again and has taken out DC Ranch. The tournament will be postponed until 2015."
The National Weather Service in Phoenix said that over three inches of rain fell on Monday in parts of the metropolitan area, setting a new daily rainfall record. Arizona Governor Jan Brewer declared a state of emergency as cars and other motorists were left stranded in their cars when floodwaters submerged vehicles on interstates and highways.