Symetra Tour cancels two more events, further pushing back possible restart

Two more events are gone from the Symetra Tour schedule, pushing a possible restart for the developmental tour back to late July at the earliest. The tour announced Friday that it was canceling the Prasco Charity Championship in Cincinnati, Ohio (July 8-10) as well as the Danielle Downey Credit Union Classic in Rochester, New York (July 16-19).

Both tournaments will return in 2021.

“While it was a difficult decision to cancel these events for 2020, there is a silver lining in that each will be back next year,” said Mike Nichols, the Chief Business Officer of the Symetra Tour. “We are grateful to work with such outstanding partners as Prasco and the credit unions of the greater Rochester area, and look forward to working with everyone involved for years to come.

Only one Symetra Tour event has been played in 2020, the season-opener in Winter Haven, Florida, in March. Since then, the coronavirus pandemic has put the tour on hold.

The next event on the schedule is now the FireKeepers Casino Hotel Championship in Battle Creek, Michigan, to be played July 24-26.

The LPGA announced earlier in the week that it would allow players on both tours to retain their 2020 status for the 2021 season and also that Q-School and Q-Series will be canceled. Normally the top 10 money winners on the Symetra Tour would earn an LPGA card for the next season, but this year that number will be reduced to five.

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