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2020 North of Scotland Amateur Strokeplay Championship at Tain Golf Club is cancelled. But Tain agree to host competition in 2021.


By Will Clark

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The North of Scotland Amateur Strokeplay Championship due to take place at Tain Golf Club has been cancelled.

Tain Golf Club.
Tain Golf Club.

However, Scottish Golf have confirmed Tain Golf Club have agreed to host the championship in 2021.

It was confirmed on Tuesday afternoon, that the championship due to take place on Saturday, August 22 and Sunday, August 23, was cancelled due to Scottish Golf coronavirus restrictions they were not allowed to play qualifying rounds in open competitions.

A total of 75 players were due to compete in the competition for the David Blair Trophy later this month.

Scottish Golf north secretary Peter Abbott confirmed the cancellation and that Tain will hold the championship in 2021.

“The reason it has been cancelled is because Scottish Golf do not allow qualifying competitions in opens during coronavirus restrictions,” he said.

“We were due to start off with 75 golfers who play two rounds on Saturday then it would drop down to the top 40 on Sunday.

“We have spoken to Tain Golf Club and they have agreed to host the championship next year."

It is believed it is the first time the competition has been cancelled in its history.

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