After persistent rains prevented the GNA/Glendale Federal tournament from completing three rounds of golf in four days at the Oakmont Country Club, the LPGA rearranged its priorities Sunday for the $250,000 tournament.
Today it will go into a fifth dAy in an attempt to complete the third round and be satisfied with 54 holes, instead of the scheduled 72.
Sunday's attempt to finish the third round and get on with the fourth was a complete washout. LPGA Commissioner John Laupheimer and tournament director Don Andersen announced early in the day that they were giving up trying for 72 holes and will be satisfied if they can get in what's left of the third round. The winner, if 54 holes are played, will receive the $37,500 first prize.
Fifty-one players, needing to finish anywhere from one to eight holes, depending on where they were when play was halted at 4:42 p.m. Saturday, will return to the Glendale course at 10 a.m. today. Nineteen fortunate ones completed their 54 holes earlier Saturday, but none were among the leaders.