All systems are go for the Cape Breton Open at Bell Bay Golf Club in Baddeck, N.S., after fire destroyed the clubhouse on Sunday.
“After assessing the situation at Bell Bay Golf Club with (tournament director) Sandy Campbell and the host organization of the Cape Breton Open, we are confident we’ll be able to move forward without any impediment to this year’s tournament,” said Mackenzie Tour president Jeff Monday.
“Our best wishes go out to Bell Bay Golf Club as they recover from last weekend’s fire and our thanks go out to the staff and leadership of the club and host organization for quickly coming together to ensure that the event will continue for this year,” he added.
On behalf of our players and everyone else involved with the Mackenzie Tour, we look forward to visiting and enjoying Cape Breton later this summer,” said Monday.
The Bell Bay fire marked the second time this season that a clubhouse at a Mackenzie Tour host site was destroyed by fire. Earlier this year, the Syncrude Boreal Open, played at the Fort McMurray Golf Club, was cancelled due to the wildfire in Fort McMurray, Alta.
““Despite the tragic fire at Bell Bay this past weekend, with the blessing of the ownership group at Bell Bay, we intend to move forward with the Cape Breton Open this year,” said Campbell.
“We feel strongly that the event is an important part of the local community and we look forward to seeing people from Baddeck and all of Cape Breton Island rallying around this year’s tournament,” added Campbell.