As of Tuesday afternoon, 6.5 million Floridians were without electricity, and Bloomberg estimated the total damage to the Sunshine State from Hurricane Irma at $49 billion. Winds at the Naples airport as Irma passed over peaked at 142 miles an hour, the highest registered in the state.
Naples Mayor Bill Barnett told CBS News on Tuesday: “Storm surge here was predicted to be anywhere between 12 and 18 feet. And we really dodged that. We had minimal storm surge. We still have a lot of water though. And there are a couple of neighborhoods we can’t even get into.”
So, it was no surprise when the USGA announced the postponement of the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur, scheduled for next month at Quail Creek Country Club in Naples.
“After assessing the storm’s impact on the course, we have determined with Quail Creek that the championship cannot be successfully conducted on the scheduled dates next month,” said Rachel Sadowski, U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur championship director. “Our thoughts are with our good friends at Quail Creek, and with everyone in the Southeast affected by the storm.”
No future date for the event was announced.