Women’s Amateur Latin America Championship cancelled

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The inaugural event was due to take place in Argentina in September
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2020 Women’s Amateur Latin America Championship cancelled
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The 2020 Women’s Amateur Latin America Championship presented by The R&A and the ANNIKA Foundation has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The inaugural event was due to take place in Argentina from 3-6 September 2020 at Pilar Golf in Buenos Aires but will now be played from 2-5 September 2021 at the same venue.

The championship is being introduced to support the growth and development of amateur golf for women and girls in the region and will provide the winner with exemptions into the AIG Women’s British Open and The Women's Amateur Championship.

Mark Lawrie, Director – Latin America and the Caribbean at The R&A, said, “The safety of players and officials is our utmost priority and with so much uncertainty as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic we decided it would not be appropriate to stage the championship this year.

“I would like to thank Pilar Golf for its support and understanding in making this decision and we will now look forward to working with the club and the ANNIKA Foundation to stage the championship for the region’s top women’s amateur golfers next year. ”

Annika Sorenstam said, “We were excited to launch this special event in September but look forward to an even better event in 2021. I cherish the work we have accomplished with The R&A in Latin America and look forward to hosting the region’s top talent next year.”

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