Madeira Islands Open washed out


Shocking weather caused the latest European Tour event – the Madeira Islands Open to be cancelled after four days of strong winds, heavy rain and thick fog.

This meant the requisite 36 holes could not be completed at the scenic venue of Santo da Serra and a result could not be declared.

The course endured a torrent of rain yesterday with 60mm falling overnight and during the morning, meaning the second and final round, after the event had initially been reduced to 36 holes, couldn’t get underway.

With a weather warning issued for Monday due to strong winds, it was decided that the tournament be cancelled and all scores null and void. It is the third event in European Tour history to be cancelled.

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