Final round of New Zealand Open suspended for weather

The New Zealand Women’s Open was suspended Sunday due to weather. The final round will resume at a local time of 8:15 a.m. on Monday. Although some of Sunday’s round was completed, heavy rain and dangerous conditions led to three separate delays before the official suspension.

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Going into Sunday’s final round, Belen Mozo of Spain was in first. But Sunday, 20-year-old Canadian Brooke Henderson overtook Mozo to finish the partial round at 17-under par, four strokes ahead of both Mozo and Brittany Lincicome. On Monday, Henderson could win her fifth LPGA title.

Sunday’s delay comes just two weeks after the Evian Championship had to cancel the final round due to weather. That decision was controversial, which may have impacted the decision to continue on Monday this time.

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