Slovenia to host European Ladies Amateur Golf Championship
The events, which had been originally planned to take place in Finland, has been awarded to Slovenia as a Covid-19 safe country.
The Cubo course, located below the popular Šmarna Gora hill and east of Zbilje Lake, already hosted the same event in 2012, featuring 144 women golf players from 25 countries.
The European Ladies Amateur Championship traditionally serves as a springboard for players to turn professional, as a majority of the top ten players from the 2012 tournament now participates in one of the professional tours.
This year, the tournament will be limited to 120 players, because days will be shorter in September and there is concern that not all players would be able to complete the planned 18-hole daily routine in the case of bad weather.
The EGA keeps monitoring the developments regarding the novel coronavirus in Europe, and the final green light for Slovenia is expected only 14 days ahead of the scheduled start of the tournament.
"We are proud that the EGA has entrusted us with such a major competition," Slovenian Golf Association secretary general Gorazd Kogoj told the STA on Monday as the news were announced.
"Slovenia has been selected because of the good experience in 2021 and because we are in the centre of Europe geographically, so competitors will be able to also cone with their own vehicles," he added.