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Fire Breaks Out at Wentworth During Rose Ladies Series Grand Final

By: Golfshake Editor | Fri 07 Aug 2020 | Comments

The Rose Ladies Series has been a tremendous showcase and platform for women's golf this summer, but its Grand Final has unfortunately been suspended for the day following the outbreak of a major fire at Wentworth's iconic West Course

Sky Sports News has reported that the flames originated on nearby Chobham Common but have spread over the railway line onto ground near the 10th tee, where leading female golfers were competing on one of England's most recognisable layouts.

Firefighters have been attempting to contain the blaze at the Common, which is visible for miles, but when flames reached the West Course, play was immediately suspended, with that corner of the course evacuated to allow emergency services to contain the fire. Likewise, nearby Sunningdale was also evacuated.

Searing temperatures in Surrey have reached 36 degrees today, but it's hoped that play will be able to resume on Saturday morning.

On Instagram, players including Sophie Walker and Annabel Dimmock captured the alarming scenes, but gratefully it is believed that everyone on site has been unharmed by the fire.

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