PORTLAND — The Pacific Northwest Golf Association is canceling the remainder of its 2020 tournament schedule because of surges in coronavirus cases, it announced Monday, June 29, but the Oregon Golf Association has no plans to follow suit.
President Barb Trammell said the OGA intends to stage its remaining tournaments. The OGA successfully completed its signature event last week, the Oregon Amateur Championship at Columbia Edgewater.
The majority of the PNGA’s 15 championships, which include junior, men, women and senior tournaments, were scheduled for play in Washington. The PNGA made the decision to cancel largely because of travel. Most of its members come from Oregon, Washington, Idaho and British Columbia.
The OGA has 14 championship tournaments remaining on its schedule, as well as several one-day events. Most competitors in OGA tournaments live in Oregon or Southwest Washington.
Trammell wrote in an email that “we will continue to monitor the ever-changing COVID-19 crisis along with any effect it may have on our tournaments and make adjustments to protocols and/or scheduling as needed.”
Trammell said she was unaware of any incidents regarding positive coronavirus infections during last week’s Oregon Amateur.
Oregon’s biggest golf event of the season is the U.S. Amateur at Bandon Dunes in August. That tournament is run by the United States Golf Association.