Nashua City Championship set

NASHUA – The game of golf got another local boost when it was announced Sunday that registration is now open for the 60th annual Nashua City Golf Championship.

The two-day tourney will be held Saturday, July 25 and Sunday, July 26 at local courses Souhegan Woods in Amherst and Nashua Country Club.

Once New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu announced Phase 2 of the state’s re-opening from restrictions due to COVID-19 on Friday, tourney officials in a release said they were set to open up registration.

Included in Sununu’s Phase 2 are cutting tee time intervals from 12 minutes to now 10, double occupancy cart use is now allowed, and golf courses are now open to the general public. That includes non-residents of New Hampshire as well as residents. It should be noted that riders in a cart not from the same household should wear face coverings and also they should be worn whenever golfers are within six feet of each other.

This year’s tournament will also have a dedicated senior division, with a separate set of tees. Contestants aged 50-plus will need to elect which division they would like to compete in. The Senior Division purse will be completely separate from the Championship Division purse.

Tournament entrants must meet one of two eligibility requirements:

First, they must have a Golf Handicap Information Network (GHIN) index of 7.0 or less at at one of the following courses: Amherst Country Club, Green Meadow, Hidden Creek, Nashua Country Club, Overlook, Passaconaway, Souhegan Woods, Sky Meadow, or Whip-Poor-Will.

The second qualifying option is to have a GHIN index of 7.0 or less and be a resident of the following area towns: Nashua, Milford, Merrimack, Amherst, Hollis, Hudson or Litchfield.

The field will be limited, according to the tourney website, to 48 entrants.

“Spots are very limited,” tournament officials stated in a release, “and we expect the field to fill in quickly.”

To register, go to the tourney website at nashuacitychampionshp.com. For more information, email nashuacitychampionship@gmail.com.

Hudson’s Jack Brown won last year’s title, edging Austin Baker by two shots on the second day at Nashua Country Club after they were even following day one at Sky Meadow. Mike Hogan of Souhegan Woods won the Senior Division.