THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
SYDNEY, Australia — Play has resumed at the Australian Open after a three-hour suspension due to strong winds during the final round Sunday at The Lakes.
Gusts of up to 80 kilometres an hour (50 miles an hour) during a southerly wind change Sunday morning caused television towers to sway, scoreboards to topple over, balls to move on the fairways and greens and sand to be blown from bunkers and into the galleries and fairways.
Play was suspended with the final groups, including third-round leader John Senden, still waiting to tee off.
Despite the long delay, officials still hoped to complete the tournament Sunday.