The Symetra Tour has announced that it has cancelled this week’s IOA Golf Classic in Longwood, Fla.
The tour had originally postponed the start of the three-round tournament from Friday to Saturday, but announced Thursday the cancellation due to the approach of powerful Hurricane Matthew.
The IOA Golf Classic was the second-last event on the Symetra Tour schedule, leaving next week’s season-ending Symetra Tour Championship in Daytona Beach the last chance for players to break into the top 10 on the season-long money list who will graduate to the LPGA Tour next season.
Canadians in the field for this week’s IOA Golf Classic include Brittany Marchand, Samantha Richdale, Augusta James, Sara-Maude Juneau, Lorie Kane, Anne-Catherine Tanguay, Sue Kim, Jessica Wallace and Jennifer Kirby.
James is within striking range of the top 10. With two events left, James is 13th, just over $4,600 out of the top 10. Wallace is the next closest Canadian in 19th place