Perseverance and Patience at the Ohio Open

Westfield Center: Perseverance, patience and a whole lot of understanding.

That’s what everyone associated with the 102nd playing of the Pyramid Treating Ohio Open – players, officials, grounds crew, media and any spectators who braved Monday afternoon’s persistently impersistent weather — had to have during the elongated second wave of the opening round at Westfield Country Club.

It was that kind of day with five stoppages in play due to a temperature drop and aggravating rainstorms and lightning threats detected by Westfield Insurance’s weather apparatus. The foul stuff came and went starting around 1:15, shortly after the afternoon wave of tee times began.

When play was stopped for the final time because of darkness at 9:04, 82 players still had to finish their opening rounds. Play was scheduled to resume at 7:30 on Tuesday with the second round set to start at 8 a.m., keeping fingers crossed. Full story at