Pasadena City Women’s Won’t Be Canceled

The Pasadena City Women’s Golf Championships will be played as scheduled on Aug. 8-9 at historic Brookside Golf Club in Pasadena, despite the Coronavirus pandemic, tournament officials announced.

Gross and Net Flights will be played, along with a new Junior Girls Flight (12-18 years-old). In addition, Senior (50-and-above) and/or a Mid-Amateur Flights (30-and-older) will be added if a sufficient number of entries are received.

Brookside is located on the site of the Rose Bowl.

“This is one of the few women’s amateur events NOT being cancelled!” Tournament Director Lew Murez wrote in an email release. “All Covid-19 protocols will be in place and safety will be the No. 1 priority.

“Unfortunately we will NOT be allowed to have any caddies or spectators this year.”

The Southern California PGA is offering the Junior Flight to its Toyota Tour Cup membership, and Murez indicated parents might be allowed to watch their children play despite the overall ban on spectators.

Brookside’s No. 2 Course will be played for the first round on Saturday and winners will be determined in the second round on the No. 1 Course on Sunday. There will be no cut after the first round, but the pairings will be reset after 18 holes.

Kelly Xu of Claremont won the Pasadena City Net title last year in a playoff over Leeyen Rose Peralta of Brea.

Legendary Babe Zaharias claimed the title multiple times in the early years of the tournament, but the event was not played for many years until being revived a few years ago.

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