Rio 2016 delays picking golf course designer

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SAO PAULO (AP) -- Organizers of the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro won't announce the designer of the Olympic golf course until March.

Organizers said Friday they were "extremely pleased with the high quality of the eight proposals" by the finalists this week, but the winner won't be made public until the International Olympic Committee visits Rio in March.

The winner's announcement had been scheduled for Friday after the contestants spent two days in Rio making final presentations to the selection committee.

The eight finalists are Gary Player Design, Greg Norman Golf Course Design, Hanse Golf Design, Hawtree Ltd., Nicklaus Design, Renaissance Golf, Robert Trent Jones II and Thomson-Perret Golf Course Architects.