The Minnesota Section PGA is proud to announce that the 103rd Minnesota State Open will be held at The Royal Club on Tuesday, July 7 through Thursday, July 9, 2020.
The Minnesota State Open, which in recent years has been held the third weekend in July, has decided to change the date and days of the week the event is played. Two contributing factors were availability of both PGA Professionals and Amateurs to play during the week rather than a weekend, and the 3M Open opting to move the PGA Tour event to the third weekend of July in 2020. Vincent Bachteler, PGA, Director of Competitions for the Minnesota PGA, is optimistic at the chance to change up the event.
“With the change in the 3M Open’s dates from 2019 to 2020, the Minnesota PGA took this opportunity to look at the State Open and how we can make the event better for our golfers. Taking the event from a weekend to weekdays will hopefully give more opportunities to play for participants with weekend conflicts. We’re grateful that The Royal Club was willing to partner on this new era of the Minnesota State Open and we are looking forward to stepping up this event with them.” Bachteler said.
“We are thrilled to be the host of the 103rd Minnesota State Open!” said Steven Uhl, General Manager of The Royal Club. “We, at The Royal Golf Club, truly believe in the mission of the Minnesota PGA and are honored to partner with them for such a historic event and hope to continue to grow the game of golf.”
There will be 8 qualifiers throughout June 2020 for entry into the event. Dates will be released before the end of the year, with registration opening in the beginning of 2020.
About The Minnesota Section PGA – Founded in 1924, the mission of the Minnesota PGA is to promote the enjoyment and involvement in the game of golf and to contribute to its growth by providing services to golf professionals and the golf industry. The Minnesota PGA geographic region includes the entire states of Minnesota and North Dakota; South Dakota (less areas surrounding cities of Rapid City, Vermillion, and Yankton); and a portion of Western Wisconsin that includes St. Croix County and Superior, Wisconsin. Learn more at www.minnesotapga.com
About The Royal Club – Poised to become the St. Croix River Valley’s next great golf community, The Royal Club gives you the vibrant, active and connected lifestyle you’ve been dreaming of. In addition to an 18-hole, championship-caliber golf course, designed by golf royalty, Arnold Palmer and Annika Sörenstam, The Royal Club offers you luxury residences, world-class amenities, and state-of-the-art facilities, all built into scenic woodlands that have been preserved for decades.
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