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Darkness suspends Wiebe-Langer playoff at British Senior Open

July 28, 2013 at 6:38 PM   |   Comments

SOUTHPORT, England, July 28 (UPI) -- Mark Wiebe and Bernhard Langer battled through two playoff holes but had to postpone their duel Sunday due to darkness at the Senior British Open.

Each golfer had registered a pair of pars over the first two extra holes before play was called at Royal Birkdale Golf Club following several weather delays.

Tournament officials said the playoff would resume at 3 a.m. (EDT) Monday.

Langer looked to have the Champions Tour major wrapped up heading into the final hole with a two-shot lead. But he stumbled to a double-bogey at No. 18, finishing regulation at 9-under-par 271.

The gaffe forced a playoff with Wiebe, who registered a 4-under 66 to match Langer atop the leaderboard.

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