LAFAYETTE — The first day of the Class 3A state golf tournament at Indian Peaks G.C. has been cancelled and the tournament will now be reduced to a one-day format.

The overnight rain, that continued into the morning, initially pushed back the morning tee-times one hour. But after a 9 a.m. meeting of officials and golf course personnel, the course was deemed unplayable.

Colorado High School Activities Association officials have been quoted as saying that the course needs to be free of precipitation for 12 hours to drain completely.

On Tuesday, the tee-times will remain the same as Monday.

“We are trying to work that through everything now,” said CHSAA associate commissioner Tom Robinson, who praised the Indian Peaks staff that is going to work diligently to try to get the course ready for Tuesday. “We are exploring a number of different possibilities.”

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