The Pasadena City Women’s Golf Championships will be played as scheduled on August 8 and 9 at the historic Brookside Golf Club, beside the Rose Bowl Stadium, despite the Coronavirus pandemic, tournament officials announced.
“This is one of the few women’s amateur events NOT being cancelled!” Tournament Director Lew Murez said in a report by California Golf + Travel.
“All Covid-19 protocols will be in place and safety will be the No. 1 priority.”
The organizers said they will not be allowing any caddies or spectators this year in observance of COVID-19 restrictions. Murez indicated they may allow parents to watch their minor children play despite the overall ban. An official announcement is expected soon.
The tournament will be a 36-hole championship flight, gross scoring only, with one round on each Brookside course. The $125 entry fee includes golf, scrip prize fund, food and apparel tee prize. The minimum age is 12 for the Junior girls flight. All Juniors will only play in their specific Junior girls flight. Girls age 18 who have not yet started college will play in Junior flight, the organizers said.
Senior (age 50 and above) and mid-amateur (30 and older) flights may also be added if the organizers received enough entries.
Brookside’s No. 2 Course will be played for the first round on Saturday, August 8, and winners will be determined in the second round on the No. 1 Course on Sunday, August 9. There will be no cut after the first round, but the pairings will be reset after 18 holes.
Last year, Kelly Xu of Claremont won the Pasadena City Net title in a playoff over Leeyen Rose Peralta of Brea.
The event was not played for many years until it was revived a few years ago.
For complete information including registration, visit www.sbplgc.com/PasadenaWomensAm.htm.
Entry deadline is Wednesday, July 1, 2020.