The 2020 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship, scheduled Sept. 12-17 at Kinloch Golf Club in Manakin-Sabot, Va., and Independence Golf Club in Midlothian, Va., and the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship, scheduled Aug. 29-Sept. 3 at Berkeley Hall Club in Bluffton, S.C., have been canceled due to health concerns stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.
These two championships join six other 2020 USGA amateur championships that have been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic: the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball, U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball, U.S. Junior Amateur, U.S. Girls’ Junior, U.S. Senior Amateur and U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur.
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The 2020 U.S. Senior Open and U.S. Senior Women’s Open also have been canceled.
The U.S. Women’s Amateur and U.S. Amateur are retaining their scheduled dates, while the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open had their original dates moved to September and December, respectively. All four of those competitions will be conducted without qualifying, meaning the fields will be comprised entirely of fully exempt players.
“Throughout this process, our primary focus has been the safety and well-being of everyone involved, including our players, volunteers, host club representatives and staff,” said John Bodenhamer, senior managing director of Championships for the USGA. “We have not taken these decisions lightly and wish we had more options. But with a continued, keen interest in doing what is best for all involved, although we are extremely disappointed, this is the right decision.”