Stephanie Parel, the director of the U.S. Women's Amateur Championship, just announced that Rhode Island Country Club's course will be closed for the remainder of the day. Players and caddies may still walk the course if they like, but may not take their clubs and they must stay off of putting greens. The practice area also has been shut down for the time being. If the weather lets up, the range may re-open. Play is expected to start on schedule for Monday's first stroke-play qualifying round.
Heavy rains have pelted the Barrington, R.I., area since this morning. The USGA agronomist, Jim Skorulski, said that three-quarters of an inch had fallen as of noon. Standing water could be seen on a bunch of holes on the Donald Ross layout.