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Announced: By the R&A, that it will introduce a new amateur championship for female junior golfers. The inaugural Girls Under-16s Open Championship will be played April 27-29 in Fulford, England. The 54-hole event will feature 90 players. The R&A, which merged with the Ladies’ Golf Union this year and stages the LGU’s former events, also announced that the Ladies British Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship has been discontinued. 

Named: As host of the 2021 Arnold Palmer Cup, Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Ill., the Golf Coaches Association of America announced Tuesday at its annual convention in Las Vegas. The Ryder Cup-style tournament, to be played June 11-13, features men’s and women’s collegians from the U.S. against their worldwide counterparts.

Awarded: As host of the 2019 PGA Professional Championship, Belfair Plantation’s West Course in Bluffton, S.C. The 312-player event for club pros and teachers who are PGA of America members will be played April 28-May 1.