The rescheduled Santa Barbara City Golf Championship has been pushed back again due to the coronavirus pandemic, and the updated event will be limited to one flight of players and 36 holes.
The new dates are Oct. 17-18 at the Santa Barbara Golf Club.
“The tournament is now a 36-hole event and will be Championship Flight only (5.0 index or lower),” said Kevin Withnell, the head professional at the SBGC. “Registration is still open for the event and it looks like we will have a pretty good field.”
Traditionally held on Memorial Day weekend, tournament officials postponed the 54-hole event to the three-day Labor Day weekend because of a spike in COVID-19 cases in Santa Barbara County and the state.
“When we originally had to postpone the event from Memorial Day weekend, we aimed for Labor Day weekend since it is traditionally a three-day event,” Withnell said. “Official approval for the event wasn’t given and we had to push it back to give more time for approval, which we have now received.”
Tee times for both days is 7 a.m. No caddies or spectators will be allowed.
The cost to enter the tournament is $210 per player. Entry fee includes green fees, range balls, prize fund, a $20 Mulligan’s Cafe & Bar gift card and tee prizes.
The deadline for registration and cancellation is Monday, Oct. 12 at 5 p.m.
— Noozhawk sports editor Barry Punzal can be reached at email@example.com. Follow Noozhawk Sports on Twitter: @NoozhawkSports. Connect with Noozhawk on Facebook.