Championship Facts

July 19-24, 2010
The Country Club of North Carolina, Village of Pinehurst, N.C. 

PAR AND YARDAGE - The Country Club of North Carolina will be set up at 6,301/6,395 yards and will play to a par of 36-36-72.  

HOLE BY HOLE -   

Hole 

1 

2 

3 

4 

5 

6 

7 

8 

9 

Out 

Par 

4 

4 

3 

4 

5 

4 

4 

3 

5 

36 

Yards 

384 

355/
369 

123 

341 

448 

375 

418 

155 

534 

3,133/3,147 

   

Hole 

10 

11 

12 

13 

14 

15 

16 

17 

18 

In 

Par 

4 

4 

5 

3 

4 

4 

3 

4 

5 

36 

Yards 

371 

351/381 

555 

195 

372 

395 

177 

312/362 

440 

3,168/3,248 



ARCHITECT -
Ellis Maples and Willard Byrd designed the Dogwood course at The Country Club of North Carolina, which opened in 1963. 

COURSE LAYOUT - On either side of the fairways, a 6-foot wide swath of intermediate rough running the length of each hole will be set to 1 inch. Then, there will be a band of primary rough cut at 2¼ inches. The greens will be set to run at 11 to 11½ feet on the Stimpmeter for the duration of the championship.

COURSE RATING AND SLOPE - Based on the course setup for the championship, the Course Rating is 77.8. Its Slope Rating is 142.

WHO CAN ENTER - The championship is open to any amateur female golfers who will have not reached their 18th birthday by July 24, 2010, who have a USGA Handicap Index not exceeding 18.4. The deadline for entries was June 2.

The USGA received a record 1,005 entries for the 2010 championship. The previous record of 999 was sent in 2009. 


SECTIONAL QUALIFYING- Sectional qualifying, played over 18 holes, was held at 33 sites from June 9-29.  

CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE - Practice rounds will be held July 17-18. The starting field of 156 players will play two rounds of stroke play, with the low 64 scorers advancing to match play.  The schedule is as follows:

July 19 (Monday) – First round of stroke play
July 20 (Tuesday) – Second round of stroke play
July 21 (Wednesday) – First round of match play
July 22 (Thursday) – Second and third rounds of match play
July 23 (Friday) – Quarterfinal and semifinal rounds of match play
July 24 (Saturday) – 36-hole championship final

2009 CHAMPION - Going into the 2009 U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship, 17-year-old Amy Anderson was a relative unknown outside of her native Oxbow, N.D. Her national playing schedule consisted only of the Junior PGA Championship and one previous appearance in the Girls’ Junior. Her yearly practice was severely limited by the harsh North Dakota winters. Nevertheless, Anderson took the Old and New Courses of Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., by storm and defeated 2006 U.S. Women’s Amateur champion Kimberly Kim, 17, of Hilo, Hawaii, by a 6-and-5 margin in the scheduled 36-hole championship final. 

Anderson, who became only the 15th stroke-play medalist in the championship’s 61-year history to take home the Glenna Collett Vare Trophy, turned 18 and will not be eligible to defend her title in 2010. 

EXEMPT PLAYERS - Twelve golfers are fully exempt into this U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship by virtue of their play in past USGA events, including the U.S. Girls’ Junior, U.S. Women’s Amateur, U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links, U.S. Women’s Open and the Curtis Cup Match. They are:

Luz Alejandra Cangrejo (2009 Girls’ Junior semifinalist)Doris Chen (2009 Girls’ Junior semifinalist)
Karen Chung (2008 Girls’ Junior runner-up)
Yueer Feng (2010 Women’s Open qualifier)
Jaye Marie Green (2010 Women’s Open qualifier)
Ariya Jutanugarn (2010 Women’s Open qualifier; 2009 Girls’ Junior quarterfinalist)
Danielle Kang (2010 Women’s Open qualifier)
Alison Lee (2010 Women’s Open qualifier; 2009 Women’s Open – made cut)

Tiffany Lim (2010 Women’s Open qualifier)
Kristen Park
(2007 Girls’ Junior champion)

Victoria Tanco (2009 Girls’ Junior quarterfinalist, 2010 Women’s Open qualifier)
Gabriella Then (2010 Women’s Open qualifier)
 

THE USGA AT CCNC
- The 2010 U.S. Girls’ Junior will be the second USGA championship conducted at The Country Club of North Carolina. Hal Sutton won the 1980 U.S. Amateur with a 9-and-8 victory over Bob Lewis at the club.  

NORTH CAROLINA AND THE USGA - The 2010 U.S. Girls’ Junior will be the 26th USGA championship conducted in North Carolina. The Girls’ Junior has been played twice previously in North Carolina – in 1989 at Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club in Southern Pines, and in 2006 at Carmel Country Club in Charlotte.

In 2010, North Carolina will host three USGA championships. In addition to the Girls’ Junior at The Country Club of North Carolina, the U.S. Amateur Public Links will be played at Bryan Park Golf Course in Greensboro from July 12-17, and the U.S. Women’s Amateur will be contested at Charlotte Country Club from Aug. 9-15.

HISTORY - For information about the history of the championship, visit http://www.usga.org/press_room/media_guide/Media-Guides/ and click on U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship.

TELEVISION COVERAGE -     Date            Network            Show                            Broadcast Hours (EDT) 

                                                      July 24         GolfChannel        Semifinals                      Midnight – 2 a.m.
                                                       July 24         GolfChannel        Championship final         4-6 p.m.

NOTE:  Both programs will be shown on tape delay.

TICKETS - Admission to the U.S. Girls’ Junior is free and spectators are encouraged to attend. For more information, visit www.usgirlsjunior.org.

PHOTO MEDIA SERVICE - The USGA will offer daily complimentary high-resolution photographs during the U.S. Girls’ Junior for news use only. For more information and to register, contact John Mummert at jmummert@usga.org.

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS - USGA Communications Department – (908) 234-2300  

MORE INFORMATION - Please contact Beth Murrison of USGA Championship Communications at (908) 234-2300, ext. 1485 or e-mail at bmurrison@usga.org. 

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