NORTON, Massachusetts – The NEGA Junior Amateur Championship presented by Junior Golf Hub, originally slated to be played on Aug. 11-12 at Ledgemont CC in Seekonk, MA (hosted by Rhode Island Golf Association) has been canceled due to the current guidelines in place during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The New England Junior Amateur Invitational is an invitational event, with seven boys and three girls from each New England state selected to compete in a 54-hole team and individual stroke play competition.
“Anytime we have to take away playing opportunities it is a major disappointment," said Greg Howell, the NEGA Manager of Operations. "Canceling the New England Junior was not an easy decision, and we know how important this event is to the top junior players in the region. Ultimately, with the guidelines that are in place in New England, we aren’t able to conduct the New England Junior Amateur Invitational in the way that has made it such a popular event. Trying to run the event any other way would be a disservice to the players, families, staff, and volunteers that make it such a wonderful Championship."
"We’d like to thank Ledgemont CC and their membership and staff for all that they do to support the NEGA and junior golf across New England.”
Currently, the NEGA Junior Amateur is set to be contested in Maine in 2021, with a host course to be determined.