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Rain Doesn't Deter Colonial Crowd

Golf tournament delayed by rain for two hours



    The second round of the Crown Plaza Colonial Golf Tournament was delayed for two hours Friday because of thunderstorms.

    A weather warning was declared at about 3:15 p.m., but golfers were back out on the rain-soaked course by 5:15 p.m.

    The rain was expected all day, and tournament officials kept a watchful eye on the radar.

    Patrons enjoyed the break between morning showers and the afternoon storm. There was a slight wind in the afternoon, and the sun was still out, giving some hope that the rain would stay clear.

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    “I think we brought the umbrella because if you’re prepared, it doesn’t happen, you know?” said Emily Hadley. “You have to be like a Boy Scout and be prepared.”

    But she held out hope that the sun would stick around.

    So did Michelle Coffey. She waited out the morning showers before driving in to catch the second round of golf, not worried about a second round of weather.

    “[I have] no worries that another round will come in this afternoon,” Coffey said. “If it does, you know what? I’ve got the umbrella, get underneath somewhere, watch some good golf, we’ll see how it goes. This is Texas, if you don’t like the weather, wait a minute.”

    And 90 minutes after the weather warning was issued, the leader board told the few spectators who stuck out the rain delay that golf would be resuming shortly.

    “I like seeing the players that you hear about on TV,” Hadley said. “Actually seeing them in person, I think, is really fun.”