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Play canceled at Women's British by high wind

Spectators wait in bad weather for play to

Spectators wait in bad weather for play to resume during the second round of the Women's British Open golf tournament at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Hoylake, northern England. (Sept. 14, 2012) Credit: Getty Images

HOYLAKE, England -- Play was called off for the day at the Women's British Open on Friday because of strong wind that disrupted the second round so badly that organizers declared early scores "null and void."

With winds gusting up to 60 mph, players struggled to keep the ball on the tees and greens before the round was suspended after an hour in the morning. England's Felicity Johnson started with a quintuple bogey 9. American Cristie Kerr had her ball blown off the 12th tee three times.

Organizers had hoped to restart in mid-afternoon but decided to cancel when conditions didn't improve.

The second round is scheduled to start early Saturday, leaving the possibility of a Monday finish to the year's final major.

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