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Friday, 19 March 2010
No play was possible on the second day of the Credit Suisse Private Banking Open in Switzerland because of continual rain. The downpour, which has now lasted over 48 hours, has left fairways waterlogged and greens and bunkers flooded, while the forecast for Saturday is for more rain.

Only half the field of 156 players completed their first rounds on Thursday before play was called off and it was hoped to continue the round today before getting the second round underway.

But with no let up in the conditions, Tournament Director Niccolo Nesti sent the players to their hotels at 2pm with instructions to return at 7.30am tomorrow.

"The course drains well and If the rain stops we should be able to play within two or three hours," he said. "But we will have problems with the bunkers which will have to be pumped out.

"I have never faced a situation like this. When we've had bad weather before I've always managed to play 54 holes, but we may play less than that this time."

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PosPlayer NameNatHolePar
1BERNARDINI, MarcoITA12:55-5
T2MARIN , NicolasFRA07:30-3
T2SOFFIETTI, StefanoITA13:45-3
T4ERLANDSSON, MartinSWE12:15-2
T4ARCHER, MichaelENG12:45-2
T4LAWRIE, PeterIRL13:05-2
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