CLIFTON, N.J. – After failing to find a venue to replace Upper Montclair Country Club, the Sybase Classic has dropped off the LPGA Tour schedule for 2010.
Tournament organizer Octagon Worldwide didn’t renew its contract with Upper Montclair after a three-run at the course, then was unable to reach a deal with Essex County Country Club in West Orange.
“Several components such as appropriate venues for a wide range of functions, multiple sponsors in several categories and television coverage and dates that fit the LPGA Tour schedule are required to successfully operate the type of world-class tournament the area has come to expect,” Octagon said Wednesday. “Unfortunately, all of those pieces did not come together in time for 2010. We are diligently working with all parties involved to bring an LPGA Tour event back to the area in 2011.”
Before coming to Upper Montclair, the event was held at Wygakyl in New Rochelle, N.Y., where it had been staged since 1990.
While New Jersey has lost the Sybase Classic, the tour will return to the Atlantic City area after a three-year absence. The ShopRite LPGA Classic will be held June 14-20 at the Seaview Resort in Galloway Township.