Olympia Fields not impacted by storms
Preparations for the U.S. Girls’ Junior at Olympia Fields (Ill.) Country Club will continue as normal. That’s good news, after a line of storms tore through the Chicago area, uprooting trees and detaching roofs.
An official at Olympia Fields said the club suffered almost no impact from the storms and was east of the hardest-hit areas. Golf carts were sent out for Wednesday play, and more than 200 rounds were registered.
Suburbs north of Chicago were among the hardest-hit areas, and the Chicago Tribune reported that 288,000 customers were left without power because of the storms, which produced winds upward of 80 mph. Chicago O’Hare International Airport canceled more than 300 flights Tuesday night, and another 30 were canceled from Chicago Midway.
The National Weather Service did not confirm any tornadoes in the area, according to the Tribune.
The Girls’ Junior is scheduled for July 18-23, and will be contested on the South course. The USGA returns to Olympia Fields in 2015 for the U.S. Amateur.