LPGA Players Withdraw From Event in Japan Due To Volcano
As a golfer you are always exposed to the elements, as such anything can happen…
Mother nature throws all sorts of challenges our way as golfers, but having to deal with a volcanic eruption! Well, that’s definitely a curve-ball you wouldn’t see coming.
After participating earlier this week in Bali at the Lexus Cup, LPGA players Jessica Korda, So Yeon Ryu, Azahara Munoz and Beatriz Recari have become stranded on the Indonesia island thanks to ash spewed from nearby Mount Rinjani causing the airport to be closed for three straight days.
Korda and Ryu were both attempting to get to the United States, Korda having spent more than 30 days in Asia competing in various tournaments.
Meanwhile the other two ladies of the group, Munoz and Recari, , were supposed to be on their way to Japan to compete in the LPGA’s Toto Japan Classic. Aware of the players’ travel issues, LPGA officials had put the Spaniards in the final tee time for Friday’s opening round. However, with the Bali airport shut down again on Thursday, both players had to withdraw from the tournament.
The airport is still closed. Sorry to say I will definitely not make it to @LPGA #TotoJapanClassic.I was really looking forward to it!!? — Azahara Munoz (@AzaharaGOLF) November 5, 2015
So, using a volcanic eruption to get out of work, I will have to keep that in mind. Anyway, I suppose there could be worse places in the world to get trapped. Looks like the ladies are making the best of a tough situation…
Credit: GolfDigest, LPGA