The Aurora City Boys Golf Tournament had enough contingency plans for multiple events on Wednesday afternoon.
The plan for an 18-hole tournament between the programs from East Aurora, West Aurora, Marmion, Aurora Central Catholic, Aurora Christian, Waubonsie Valley and Metea Valley was altered by persistent lightning strikes at Phillips Park.
The subsequent idea for a nine-hole tournament then was scrapped as the system stalled over the area.
Hoping to simply get in four scores for each school, the last-ditch scenario was ultimately shelved when the state-of-the-art weather-warning system continued to show inclement weather in close proximity.
The competition committee finally called the event when a 5 p.m. deadline could no longer be met.
The lead foursome, comprised of the top-ranked players from Marmion (Joe Fritz), Aurora Central (Sean Harreld), Waubonsie Valley (Jason Marrs) and West Aurora (Michael Golich), was playing the ninth hole when the weather delay went into effect.
The prospect for a makeup date seemed highly unlikely.
"The whole thing has to go through the (athletic directors)," Marmion coach Doug Roberts said. "The sticking point (for a future resumption) will be getting the kids out of school early again. The likelihood is virtually zero."