LONGWOOD, FLA – The Symetra Tour announced Thursday morning that the IOA Golf Classic has been cancelled due to the projected path of Hurricane Matthew and the increasing risk the Orlando area faces.
“We consulted with our weather experts on Wednesday night and early Thursday morning and it became clear that the best decision for the IOA Golf Classic and the safety of our players, staff members and volunteers is to cancel the tournament,” said Chief Business Officer Mike Nichols. “It’s unfortunate because IOA has been such a great partner and this is crunch time in the season, but safety is our number one priority over all else.”
The IOA Golf Classic will not be rescheduled this year.
There is now just one event remaining on the Symetra Tour schedule. The Symetra Tour Championship is scheduled to begin Thursday, October 13 and conclude Sunday, October 16 at LPGA International in Daytona Beach. The top 10 on the Volvik Race for the Card money list following the final-round will earn LPGA Tour membership for the 2017 season.
August James of Bath, Ont., is in prime position to move into the top 10. The former Team Canada Young Pro and National Team alum is currently 13th, just $4,600 out of the top 10. Jessica Wallace of Langley, B.C., is the next closest Canadian in 19th place.