Thursday’s First Round Cancelled Due To Flooding

May 22, 2013, Paradise Island, Bahamas – Due to the severe flood conditions brought on by 11 inches of rain on Tuesday afternoon and Tuesday evening, the inaugural Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic has been reduced to 54 holes and will begin play on Friday (May 24). Play is cancelled for Thursday and the golf course will continue to be closed to spectators until Friday.

 The grouping and pairings released earlier for Thursday will remain for Friday’s opening round. Golfers will begin play at 7:25 a.m. off the 1st and 10th tees. The full field will play 36 holes before a cut is made to reduce the field heading into Sunday’s final round.

“The damage to the golf course and structures caused by Tuesday’s heavy rain and winds was extensive and we are working around the clock to repair damages and drain the golf course so that we can present a first-class event for the LPGA, Pure Silk and the people of the Bahamas,” said Matt Truax, tournament director for Global Golf Management. “We thank everyone for their understanding and patience while we do everything possible to return Ocean Club Golf Course to championship condition.”


The Pure Silk-Bahamas Classic will showcase one of the strongest fields of the year on the women’s Tour, with all 10 previous winners in 2013 entered and nine of the top 10 women’s golfers in the Rolex rankings competing.

It is the first time an LPGA event is being played in the Bahamas.

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About the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism

The Islands Of The Bahamas have a place in the sun for everyone from Nassau and Paradise Island to Grand Bahama to The Abaco Islands, The Exuma Islands, Harbour Island, Long Island and others. Each island has its own personality and attractions for a variety of vacation styles with some of the world’s best golf, scuba diving, fishing, sailing, boating, as well as, shopping and dining. The destination offers an easily accessible tropical getaway and provides convenience for travelers with pre-clearance through U.S. customs and immigration, and the Bahamian dollar at par with the U.S. dollar. Do everything or do nothing, just remember It’s Better in The Bahamas. For more information on travel packages, activities and accommodations, call 1-800-Bahamas or visit Look for The Bahamas on the web on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. To purchase one-of-a-kind items from The Bahamas, visit

About the LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association)

The LPGA is the world’s leading professional golf organization for women. Founded in 1950, the association celebrates a diverse and storied membership with more than 1,700 members representing 29 different countries. With a Vision to inspire, empower, educate and entertain by showcasing the very best of women’s golf, LPGA Tour Professionals compete across the globe, while dedicated LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals (T&CP) directly impact the game through teaching, coaching and management. The Symetra Tour consistently produces a pipeline of talent ready for the world stage. The LPGA is headquartered in Daytona Beach, Florida. Follow the LPGA on its television home, Golf Channel, and on the web via:,,, and

About Global Golf Management

Global Golf Management is a worldwide sports event management company. With headquarters in Chicago, GGM has successfully staged more than 500 events on five continents since its inception in 1989. GGM specializes in professional golf tournament production but also handles corporate outings and other golf-related event ventures. For more information, visit or

Media contacts:

Mike Scanlan, LPGA Director, Media Communications,; +1 386-274-6275

Craig Smith, Media Official, Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic,; +1 484-456-9145

Mike Harmon, Global Golf Management,; +1 205-281-6704