Weather again the issue in Italy

Weather again the issue in Italy

The second round of the Italian Open will be completed on Saturday after bad weather again caused a premature end to play on Friday.

It has been a difficult week for organisers in Monza, with torrential rain causing play to be suspended on Thursday. However, after conditions improved on the morning of the second day, the entire field completed their opening 18s.

Almost all of the competitors also managed to get out again for their second rounds, with England's Chris Paisley currently sitting at the top of the leaderboard on 10-under after 13 holes at the Golf Club Milano.

Masters champion Danny Willett is one adrift having played the same amount, while there are three players on eight-under, including Richard Green who is one of the few to have completed his opening 36 holes.

However, the conditions again made play difficult and, after an initial suspension in the middle of the afternoon, the organisers eventually decided to call time on the action.

More poor weather is forecast overnight but if all goes to plan, play will resume at 07:30 local time on Saturday morning.

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