Defending champion Lee Ann Fairlie battled through rain, cold and wind to shoot an 81 and take a one-stroke lead over Leigh Ann Fore after the first round of Oklahoma Golf’s Senior Stroke Play Championship Association at Oakwood Country Club on Monday.

The tournament is tentatively rescheduled to start at 10 a.m. Tuesday, 90 minutes later than the original tee times. Oakwood pro Tim Mendenhall said a decision would then be made on whether to play the second round.

Fairlie struggled early but regrouped to have back-to-back birdies on numbers 16 and 17 and pars on numbers 15 and 18. She had a four-for-41 up front and a three-for-40 on the back. back.

“It was an adventure there,” Fairlie said. “I couldn’t feel the sensation early on, but I never gave up. I got a few birdies and that always helps.

Fairlie just missed a hole-in-one on the par-3 16th. His tee shot “literally went past the hole”.

“I got to play with old friends, Patty Coatney and Janet Miller, and it’s always fun,” she said. “After the rain, it was much better. I competed. I used to be a good mudder, but I don’t know if I still am.

Fore, who was second to Fairlie last year, had a three-for-37 up front that included a birdie on No. 6 and a five-for-42 back, which included four pars.

Fore commented on the conditions, saying it was tough to play.

“I’m sure it was the putts that I missed (that caused her to be a shot behind). I do not know. Getting wet and the length made it worse today. ”

Miller, a Fairlie teammate at OSU, had a six-for-43 up front that included a birdie on No. 7. She was three on the back with six pars.

“The rain and the cold made the course very long,” said Miller. “It was pretty tough, but I made good high and low pair on long holes.”

Jan Scott, the other local in the championship flight, shot a 92.

Enid’s Kristy Petersen led Flight A with an 85 (43-42). The players of the lower squadrons started from the red departures. The championship was played from the blue tees.

Pat McKamey led Flight B with a 96. Cheryl Duff led Flight C with a 105.