I've seen a couple of mentions about the double-greens and criss-crossing fairways of St. Andrews causing a few interruptions of play during yesterday's first round of the Women's British Open. There were also the windy conditions leading 54 of the players to take 79 or more strokes. How bad was it?
The first round was suspended due to darkness at 9:20 local time with the last two groups still playing 16. This means that the next-to-last group (Ibin Tinning, Ji-Young Oh and Rebecca Stevenson) had been on the course for five hours and forty-two minutes and had not yet completed 16 holes. There were no weather delays.
If Britain in August doesn't have enough sunlight to get a whole round in, they have too many players for this Old Course to handle.