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Northeast Amateur golf tourney canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic

Was scheduled to take place in East Providence in June

Posted 4/27/20

EAST PROVIDENCE — For the first time since its inception, the Northeast Amateur Invitational golf tournament, hosted since 1962 by Wannamoisett Country Club, will not be played due to the …

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Northeast Amateur golf tourney canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic

Was scheduled to take place in East Providence in June

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EAST PROVIDENCE — For the first time since its inception, the Northeast Amateur Invitational golf tournament, hosted since 1962 by Wannamoisett Country Club, will not be played due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tournament chairman Ben Tuthill announced the cancelation via a press release Monday morning, April 27.

The 59th edition of the Northeast Amateur was set to be played June 24-27.

“Our priority is to protect the health and safety of the invitees, officials, volunteers, staff and membership of Wannamoisett Country Club. We care deeply about amateur golf and hosting one of the top events of the year, and make this decision with a heavy heart,” Tuthill wrote.

He continued, “Many different considerations went into this decision and we must act responsibly during this pandemic. We know how disappointing this news is for the players that were invited and planned to participate in the tournament this year. The tournament committee will acknowledge all exemption criteria used for the 2020 field selection and will invite those players to participate in the event next summer.”

The Northeast Amateur Invitational is considered a “major” in amateur golf and in 2019 was ranked fourth in the country and ninth world-wide by strength of field according to Scratch Players World Event Ranking.

The playing of the 59th Northeast Amateur Invitational is now scheduled to take place June 23-26, 2021.

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