USGA Cancels 2020 Junior Amateur Championships
The USGA has canceled the U.S. Girls’ Junior and U.S. Junior Amateur Championships due to the continued spread of coronavirus across the country.
“Our primary focus when making determinations around championships continues to be the safety and well-being of everyone involved. While we are incredibly disappointed to have to make the decision to cancel our two junior championships, we know it is the right one,” said John Bodenhamer, senior managing director of Championships for the USGA.
The 72nd U.S. Girls’ Junior was scheduled to be played from July 13-18 on the Blue Course at the U.S. Air Force Academy’s Eisenhower Golf Club in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
The 73rd U.S. Junior Amateur was scheduled to be played from July 20-25 at Hazeltine National Golf Club and Chaska Town Course.
“Given that juniors in most parts of the country are not physically attending school at this time, we did not feel comfortable asking them to compete in qualifying events. We considered postponement but knowing that school will restart in many places around the country in August, we did not believe it was a viable option,” said Bodenhamer.
Remaining 2020 USGA Amateur Championships
The USGA has also made the decision to delay opening entries for six additional amateur championships until the week of May 18: the U.S. Women’s Amateur (scheduled for Aug. 3-9 at Woodmont Country Club in Rockville, Md.); U.S. Amateur (Aug. 10-16 at Bandon (Ore.) Dunes Golf Resort); U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur (Aug. 28-Sept. 3 at Berkeley Hall Club in Bluffton, S.C.); U.S. Senior Amateur (Aug. 28-Sept. 3 at Country Club of Detroit in Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich.); U.S. Mid-Amateur (Sept. 12-17 at Kinloch Golf Club in Manakin-Sabot, Va., and Independence Golf Club in Midlothian, Va.); and U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur (Sept. 12-17 at The Lakewood Club in Point Clear, Ala.).