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122nd Utah State Amateur Championship Postponed; Additional Changes to UGA Championship Schedule
Due to the unprecedented nature of the COVID-19 pandemic and the continued uncertainty surrounding it, the Utah Golf Association has made several changes to the 2020 championship season schedule including the Utah State Amateur Championship, the longest continuous running championship in the world.
122nd Utah State Amateur Championship
The Utah State Amateur Championship has been rescheduled for September 1-5, 2020. The change in schedule to the State Amateur will also bring about changes to its format. For 2020, the Utah State Amateur will be held on a single site. Jeremy Ranch Golf & Country Club will continue to be the host for this championship which will have a stroke play field of 144 players and a match play bracket of 32 players. All Utah State Amateur qualifiers will be rescheduled for dates in August. The revised qualifying schedule will be released in late May with qualifying registration resuming on June 1st. These changes will allow the UGA to mitigate health and safety issues while providing us an opportunity to conduct our flagship event.
Additional Championship Changes
The Utah Women’s Four-Ball and the Mary Lou Baker Open have been canceled. The Utah Senior Stroke Play (Men’s & Women’s) has been rescheduled for September 28-30 at Stonebridge GC. The Utah Mid-Amateur Championship has been rescheduled for July 20-21 at Davis Park GC. All other UGA championships will continue on previously scheduled dates, commencing with the Utah Women’s State Amateur on July 13-16 at Soldier Hollow GC.
It should be clear that this suspension of events is for UGA hosted championships only. Any question about a specific event being held by a club in the state, should be directed to that club.
The UGA thanks clubs hosting our championships for their willingness to adjust schedules and afford us the opportunity to run our championships in 2020.
We, like golfers are disappointed that we were forced to reschedule and cancel championships, but we are committed to hosting our championships in the safest and most socially responsible way possible.
We will conduct our championships following guidelines set forth by local and national governmental agencies as it pertains to COVID-19 to ensure the safety of the general public, UGA membership, staff, volunteers and all those that participate in our championships. The UGA will continue to rely on CDC and WHO recommendations in determining schedule considerations as the season progresses.
We look forward to starting our season with the Utah Women’s State Amateur on July 13th.