The start of the Australian Ladies Masters has been pushed back a day and the event has been reduced to 54 holes because of heavy rain at the Royal Pines Resort Course. Nearly two inches of rain fell on the course Wednesday during a 15-minute period. The course already had been saturated by four days of rain in Gold Coast. The 16 inches of rain that fell over those four days canceled practice rounds Monday and Tuesday. Australia’s Karrie Webb is one of the tournament favorites.