Strong winds and rain have forced the cancellation of the first round of the final women's golf major of the year, the Evian Championship in France.
World number one Ryu So-yeon of South Korea and American Jessica Korda were leading at two under through six and eight holes respectively, when play was halted.
Lydia Ko of New Zealand at the Lpga tour event in South Korea.
Lydia Ko, who is hoping to continue her return to form after recording her best result for the season with second in last weekend's LPGA event, has been unable to start.
"We are happy and encouraged with how well the golf course is handling the weather, and it should set up for another amazing Evian finish."
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