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The LPGA Marathon Standard is perhaps carried out subsequent month regardless of a ban on spectators due to the coronavirus pandemic, organizers talked about Thursday.
Match officers had beforehand talked in regards to the match couldn’t afford to happen with out followers.
Nonetheless the LPGA and organizers talked in regards to the match will now happen on 6-9 August at Highland Meadows Golf Membership in Sylvania, Ohio with no followers on the course.
The match is scheduled to be the second LPGA occasion since a February shutdown due to lethal virus after the LPGA Drive On Championship held at Inverness in shut by Toledo from 31 July to 2 August. Spectators had been on no account deliberate at that occasion.
It’s not the primary golf occasion in Ohio to lose out on internet web internet hosting spectators. The PGA Tour was planning to have a restricted variety of followers at this week’s Memorial match in Columbus however COVID-19 circumstances contained in the state made it too dangerous.
“Organizers of the Marathon Standard and the LPGA have made the suitable choice in not permitting followers to attend this yr,” Ohio Governor Mike DeWine talked about. “I do perceive it was a troublesome choice, however they’ve made the suitable title to place the successfully being and security of avid avid gamers and followers first.”
LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan talked about it was a “troublesome choice” to disclaim followers for the occasion as he requested them to rearrange for an “epic” 2021 that’s set to incorporate the Marathon Standard and the 2021 Solheim Cup at Inverness between US and Europe golf groups.
“Whereas we’re terribly unhappy that spectators just isn’t going to have the pliability to attend this yr’s match, everybody is aware of it is the suitable problem to do for the protection of the group, our sponsors, volunteers, and LPGA avid avid gamers,” Whan talked about.
South Korea’s sixth-ranked Kim Sei-young is the defending Marathon Standard champion.