Fog and then the worsening weather in the vanguard of Hurricane Ophelia meant that only a few holes’ play were possible on the opening day of the M&H Logisitics Scottish PGA Championship.
Six groups were out on the King’s Course at Gleneagles when visibility became unmanageable for play on the first morning, and conditions only worsened with the coming storm darkening the sky.
Shona Maccolm, secretary of the PGA in Scotland, eventually abandoned play for the day in early afternoon.
“The fog has not lifted at all after the suspension and in fact in the last couple of hours before we made the decision it has been almost dark,” she said.
“It became clear then there was no chance of further play today.”
Weather permitting, play will restart on Tuesday morning at 8.30 am and the foirst round completed, but it’s expected that the second round will now slip into Wednesday at the very least, if there are no more weather delays.
Gareth Wright, from the West Linton club near Penicuik, is defending his title and going for a third Scottish championship.