Championship Facts

PAR AND YARDAGE – The Warren Course at Notre Dame will be set up at 6,091/6,133 yards and par is 3\5-36—71.

GOLF COURSE ARCHITECTS – The team of Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw designed the Warren Course at Notre Dame, which opened for play in 1999.

THE WARREN COURSE AT NOTRE DAME HOLE-BY-HOLE: Total: 6,091/6,133 yards, par 71


Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out
Par 4 4 4 3 5 4 4 4 3 35
Yards 360 350 387 139 512 363/400 370 385 150 3,016/3,053


Hole 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In
Par 4 3 4 4 5 4 4 4 4 36
Yards 490 181 404 344 169 352 321 475 343 3,080


COURSE LAYOUT -- On either side of the fairways, a swath of intermediate rough running the length of each hole will be set to 1¼ inches. Then, there will be a band of graduated rough cut at 3-3½ inches. The greens will be set to run at 10½ to 11 feet on the Stimpmeter for the duration of the championship.

COURSE AND SLOPE RATING -- Based on the course setup for the championship, the USGA Course Rating is 75.5 and the Slope Rating is 131.

WHO CAN ENTER -- The U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship is open to female amateurs who have a USGA Handicap Index not exceeding 18.4 and who so not hold privileges at any course which does not extend playing privileges to the general public. For more information about entry guidelines, visit

The deadline for entries was May 12. In 2009, 678 entries were accepted for the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links. The record of 1,085 was set in 1986. 

SECTIONAL QUALIFYING -- Sectional qualifying, played over 18 holes, will be held at 36 sites from May 18 to June 7.  

CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE -- A field of 156 competitors will play 36 holes of stroke play with the low 64 scorers advancing to match play. A 36-hole championship is scheduled for June 26. Here is the day-by-day schedule:

June 21 (Monday): First round of stroke play
June 22 (Tuesday): Second round of stroke play
June 23 (Wednesday): First round of match play
June 24 (Thursday): Second and third rounds of match play
June 25 (Friday): Quarterfinal and semifinal matches
June 26 (Saturday): Championship match (36 holes)

2009 CHAMPION -- Jennifer Song, 19, of Ann Arbor, Mich., earned a 6-and-5 victory over Kimberly Kim, 17, of Hilo, Hawaii, to win the 2009 U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links at the Jennifer Johnson, 18, of La Quinta, Calif., to win the 109th U.S. Women’s Amateur at the par-72, 6,267-yard Red Tail Golf Club in Devens, Mass. Song had lost in the 2008 final at Erin Hills to Tiffany Joh.

With the usual match-play concessions, Song, a sophomore-to-be at the University of Southern California, shot the equivalent of nine under par for the 30 holes of the scheduled 36-hole final. The victory came after a string of runner-up finishes in 2009, including the recent NCAA Division I Women's Championship.

The margin of victory was the largest in the 33-year history of the WAPL, although the 36-hole final was instituted in 2002.

Later in the summer, Song would claim the U.S. Women's Amateur title at Old Warson Country Club in St. Louis, making her just the second female in history to win two USGA titles in one year. She also finished as the low amateur at the 2009 U.S. Women's Open.

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

Cydney Clanton (2009 Women’s Amateur Public Links quarterfinalist, member of the 2010 USA Curtis Cup Team)
Joanna Coe (2009 Women’s Amateur Public Links semifinalist)
Stephanie Kono (2009 Women’s Amateur Public Links semifinalist; 2009 U.S. Women’s Amateur quarterfinalist; member of the 2010 USA Curtis Cup Team)
Tiffany Lua (2009 U.S. Women’s Amateur semifinalist; member of 2010 USA Curtis Cup Team)
Sun Gyoung  Park (2009 Women’s Amateur Public Links quarterfinalist)
Candace Schepperle (2009 Women’s Open, 72 holes; 2009 Women’s Amateur quarterfinalist)

THE USGA AT THE WARREN COURSE -- The 2010 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links will be the first USGA championship conducted at The Warren Golf Course at Notre Dame.

INDIANA AND THE USGA -- The 2010 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links will be the 18th USGA championship conducted in Indiana. It will be the first time the WAPL will be played in the state. 

CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY -- For information about the history of the championship, visit and click on U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship.

TICKETS -- Admission to the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links is free and spectators are encouraged to attend.

PHOTO MEDIA SERVICE -- The USGA will offer daily complimentary high-resolution photographs during the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links for news use only. For more information and to register, contact

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS -- USGA Communications Department – (908) 234-2300
.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Media Center (as of June 19) – (574) 631-9792           

MORE INFORMATION -- Please contact Rhonda Glenn of USGA Championship Communications at (908) 234-2300 or e-mail at

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