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Monroe Invitational: Shortened to 54 holes
PITTSFORD, NY (June 13, 2013) -- Heavy rains and casual water on the course canceled Thursday's play at the Monroe Invitational. Tournament officials said the tournament would be shortened to a 54-hole event, with Thursday's scheduled pairings being carried over to Friday at Monroe Golf Club in Pittsford, N.Y.

"We had some adverse weather conditions. The course was unplayable," tournament director John Kirchner told the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.

"We didn't want to (shorten it), but in the interest of the members and everyone involved, that's what we decided to do."

After waiting six hours for the rain to subside, tournament officials canceled round two of the Monroe Invitational Championship on Thursday afternoon.

“We had some adverse weather conditions; the course was unplayable,” tournament director John Kircher said.

Since only a few groups managed to get any golf in Thursday morning, officials announced the round was a washout, shortening the tournament to a 54-hole competition.

“We had some casual water so we decided to make it a 54-hole event,” Kircher said. “We didn’t want to do that, but in the interest of the members and everyone involved, that’s what we decided to do.”

Pairings and tee times from Thursday morning will carry over into Friday.

Results: The Monroe Invitational
T1OHNick PalladinoHighland Heights, OH100072-68-66--206
T1FLMotin YeungOrlando, FL70069-69-68--206
T5NYDominic BozzelliMendon, NY50070-75-67--212
T3CanadaCorey ConnersCanada50066-74-70--210
T5GACharlie HarrisonAtlanta, GA50071-72-69--212

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ABOUT THE The Monroe Invitational

The Monroe Invitational is held at Monroe Golf Club in Pittsford, NY, and is one of the oldest amateur tournaments in the United States, dating back to its first playing in 1937. The course is a Donald Ross design that is a Golfweek Top 100 Classic Course. The tournament is a 72 hole stroke play event with a 54 hole cut. Invitations are sent out to exempt players in early February, but the Tournament Committee would encourage any interested players to apply for a non-exempt invitation through the tournament website.

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