Heavy rain delays City Amateur


Heavy rains Saturday wrecked the schedule for the 64th Charleston City Amateur golf tournament.

Only about three dozen players were able to complete their round before a midday deluge made Charleston Municipal Golf Course unplayable. More than two inches of rain fell in a two-hour period, and general manager Marshall Ormand said there was no way to make the golf course playable before Sunday.

The plan now is for golfers to finish their second round beginning at 9 a.m. Flights will be determined based on first-day scores. After the second round is completed, the top 36 players and ties will play nine more holes with a shotgun start scheduled at 4 p.m. That will allow the course maintenance crew to mow the greens and reset the pins.

Leading when play was called were Chris Calabrese and Jackson Moore, both at 4-under-par 140. Calabrese shot a second 70 Saturday while Moore posted a 69. First-round leader Justin Hare was at 141 after shooting 76. Patrick Mallard also was at 141.