Kyabram Free Press
Rejig for women’s golf title
The Women's Victorian Par 3 championship has been postponed until next weekend.
Uncertainty around coronavirus restrictions meant the tournament, which was due to run this weekend at Parkland Golf Club, will be pushed back to August 7-8.
It will run alongside the men's tournament, which was originally slated for that weekend.
Par 3 Championships chairperson Naomi Cartwright said both men's and women's tournaments would be a 36-hole championship instead of the planned 56 holes.
Cartwright said tee-offs would be from 8am until 1.30pm or later if needed, and she hoped about 150 people would be playing.
She said some events, including the women's event on the Saturday night at the Kyabram Club, had been cancelled.
“We've got no idea what restrictions will be in place but we're hoping if we stagger the start times we'll be able to go ahead,” Cartwright said.
“We've got our fingers crossed. Any travel restrictions would be the major obstacle."
Cartwright said the golf calendar across the state meant rescheduling the women's tournament to its own weekend later in the year wasn't an option.
The championships will begin next weekend barring any major changes to restrictions.