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Heavy thunderstorm interrupts play at US Senior Open in Omaha


A second wave of storms forced the game to be interrupted in the third round of the US Senior Open on Saturday.

A nighttime storm with noxious winds caused the game to be postponed by three hours and players were dragged off the pitch at 1:49 p.m. CDT when another series of storms swept over the Omaha Country Club.

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Tournament leader Jim Furyk screwed the fourth par 4 hole and the fifth par 3 hole. When the thunder rumbled he punched in for par on the par-5 sixth and the horn sounded to signal the stoppage of play. About 10 minutes later, a downpour set in.

Furyk was 6 under for the tournament, three strokes ahead of playing partners Stephen Ames and Greg Kraft, who was through eight holes.

Miguel Angel Jimenez, who also played with Furyk, was 2 under.

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Tournament officials announced on Friday that the game would begin at 7:15 a.m. CDT in hopes of avoiding bad weather. But shortly after midnight, heavy rains and strong winds set in. Gusts of 80 km / h knocked down television camera towers, toppled trees, and left about 200,000 people across the city without electricity.

Dreier had tee off on both the first and the 10th hole from 10:15 am

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