Michigan PGA Women’s Open On Tap at Crystal Mountain
The 27th Michigan PGA Women’s Open is set to tee off at Crystal Mountain Resort next Monday.
Scheduled for June 29 through July 1, the tournament will consist of 54 holes of stroke play over three days and is limited to 78 golfers.
Several precautions have been put in place and include the use of individual carts for each player, a volunteer at each hole who will be assigned flagstick duties to limit shared touch points, individual rakes for sand traps in each cart, limits on putting greens and a limit of 10 players at any point at the practice range.
“This is one of the very first events that’s been able to run for the ladies from the Symetra Tour to the LPGA Tour,” Crystal Mountain Resort Director of Golf Greg Babinec said. “There’s some LPGA players here too, coming this year. Some past champions who are now on the LPGA Tour. Liz Nagle, Sarah Burnham. I’m not sure if Sarah’s a past champion, but she’s been doing good things out on the tour. Of course, Anika Dy will be back to defend her championship from Traverse City.”
Spectator carts will also not be permitted during the tournament, and the event will not provide spectator shuttle carts. Spectators are allowed to walk with the groups as long as they practice social distancing.
This year’s Michigan PGA Women’s Open marks the 17th consecutive year Crystal Mountain Resort has hosted the event.
Traverse City native and current University of Michigan women’s golf team member Anika Dy became the tournament’s youngest winner at 17 and just the second amateur to win the event.