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Marathon Classic goes through sun, flooding

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 "Figure out the best way to work with it, because we know we can't fight it."

Tournament organizers couldn't ask for better weather or luck this week, but sometimes the cup runneth over.

"Little bit rainy but we were able to meet some of the girls and that was a lot of fun but we wish it would've been better weather, but what can you do?"

Dan Salois has worked the Highland Meadows course for a decade and he says 2006 was easily the worst he's seen the weather.  

"They built a bridge across the creek to get players across," Salois said.  "They were shuttling the players over in carts, just trying to get this event done.  A lot of hours dealing with I can't remember how many, 4, 5, 6 inches of rain."

That was then…

And this is what it looks like now.  Several generations of ducks later, now they're playing in the quiet water itself several feet lower.  The grass covered up in that video, now it's completely dry, maybe even a little bit too dry.  You can see the high water mark from eight years ago on the bridge behind me.

"The biggest threat for fans and the golfers is going to be lightning," Allan Persons said.  "There's no way to predict where it's going to happen when a thunderstorm is occurring and obviously, there's very adverse affects from that."

Allan Persons travels with the LPGA Tour.  While we forecast for 17 counties, his forecasts is for 18 holes and a small circle around the course.  The players get a detailed breakdown at their starting holes.  

"What to expect in the morning, mid-day, and at the end of play.  Exactly what kind of winds we're looking at," Persons said.  "Is it going to be a cross wind?  Is it going to be a strong wind?"

Blessed with fair skies and fairways now, we've only had dry weather twice since 2001. We'd argue this is the nicest 72 holes span in a long time.  



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