Championship Facts

Aug. 9-15, 2010
Charlotte (N.C.) Country Club 

PAR AND YARDAGE - Charlotte Country Club will be set up at 6,559 (stroke play)/6,574 (match play) yards and will play to a par of 37-35—72.  





































































ARCHITECT - Donald Ross designed the golf course at Charlotte Country Club, which opened in 1910. 

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 1⅛ – 1¼ inches. Then, there will be a band of primary rough cut at 2½ 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 79.1. Its SlopeRating is 151.

WHO CAN ENTER - The U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship is open to female amateurs who have a USGA Handicap Index not exceeding 5.4. Entries closed June 30.

The USGA received a record 1,049 entries for the 2010 U.S. Women's Amateur, the first time in the championship's history that more than 1,000 entries were accepted. The previous record was 969 entries for the 2006 U.S. Women’s Amateur. 

SECTIONAL QUALIFYING - Sectional qualifying, played over 18 holes, was held at 18 sites from July 6-21. 

CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE - Practice rounds will be held Aug. 7-8. 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:

Aug. 9 (Monday) – First round of stroke play
Aug. 10 (Tuesday) – Second round of stroke play
Aug. 11 (Wednesday) – First round of match play
Aug. 12 (Thursday) – Second and third rounds of match play
Aug. 13 (Friday) – Quarterfinals, match play
Aug. 14 (Saturday) – Semifinals, match play
Aug. 15 (Sunday) – 36-hole championship final

Jennifer Song, 19, of Ann Arbor, Mich., earned a 3-and-1 victory over Jennifer Johnson, 18, of La Quinta, Calif., to win the 109th U.S. Women’s Amateur at the par-71, 6,468-yard Old Warson Country Club in St. Louis and, simultaneously, added her name to the history books.

Song, who won the 2009 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship in June, became the second female in history to win two USGA championships in the same year. Pearl Sinn also won the Women’s Amateur and WAPL in 1988. There have also been five male golfers to win two USGA titles in the same year, including Bob Jones in 1930.

EXEMPT PLAYERS - Forty-two golfers are currently exempt into this U.S. Women’s Amateur 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. Those players expected to compete are:


Brittany Altomare (2010 U.S. Women’s Open qualifier)
Amy Anderson (2009 Girls’ Junior champion)Sandra Changkija (2010 U.S. Women’s Open qualifier)
Doris Chen (2010 U.S. Girls' Junior champion)

Cydney Clanton (2010 USA Curtis Cup Team)
(2010 GB&I Curtis Cup Team)
Laura Coble
(2009 Women’s Mid-Amateur runner-up)
Carolyn Creekmore
(2009 Senior Women’s Amateur runner-up)
Katelyn Dambaugh (2010 U.S. Girls' Junior runner-up)

Kaitlin Drolson (2010 U.S. Women’s Open qualifier)
Courtney Ellenbogen (2010 U.S. Women’s Open qualifier)
Janine Fellows (2010 U.S. Women’s Open qualifier)
Yueer Feng (2010 U.S. Women’s Open qualifier)
Jaye Marie Green (2010 U.S. Women’s Open qualifier)
Junthima Gulyanamitta (2010 U.S. Women’s Open qualifier)
Caroline Hedwall (2010 NCAA Division I Women’s champion; 2009 International European Ladies champion)
Han Jungeun (2009 Women’s Amateur quarterfinalist)
Sara-Maude Juneau (2010 U.S. Women’s Open qualifier)
Ariya Jutanugarn (2010 U.S. Women’s Open qualifier)
Danielle Kang (2010 U.S. Women’s Open qualifier)
Jennifer Kirby (2010 U.S. Women’s Open qualifier)

Stephanie Kono (2009 Women’s Amateur quarterfinalist; 2010 USA Curtis Cup Team; 2010 U.S. Women’s Open qualifier)
Jessica Korda
(2009 Women’s Open – made cut; 2009 Women’s Amateur quarterfinalist; 2010 USA Curtis Cup Team; 2010 USA Copa de las Americas Team; 2010 U.S. Women’s Open qualifier)

Martha Leach (2009 Women’s Mid-Amateur champion)
Alison Lee
(2009 Women’s Open – made cut; 2010 U.S. Women’s Open qualifier)
Erynne Lee (2008 Women’s Amateur semifinalist)
Rebecca Lee-Bentham (2010 U.S. Women's Open qualifier)
Tiffany Lim (2010 U.S. Women’s Open qualifier)

Tiffany Lua (2009 Women’s Amateur semifinalist; 2010 USA Curtis Cup Team)
Lisa McCloskey (2010 U.S. Women’s Open qualifier)

Juliana Murcia Ortiz (2010 U.S. Women’s Open qualifier)
Sun Gyoung Park (2010 U.S. Women’s Open qualifier)
Lizette Salas (2010 U.S. Women’s Open qualifier)
Candace Schepperle (2009 Women’s Amateur quarterfinalist; 2009 Women’s Open – made cut)
Meghan Stasi (2008 USA Curtis Cup Team)
Victoria Tanco (2010 U.S. Women’s Open qualifier)
Emily Tubert (2010 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links champion)
Gabriella Then (2010 U.S. Women’s Open qualifier)
Nicole Vandermade (2010 U.S. Women's Open qualifier)

Sally Watson (2008, 2010 GB&I Curtis Cup Teams; 2010 U.S. Women’s Open qualifier)
Allie White (2009 Women’s Open – made cut)
Nicole Zhang (2010 U.S. Women’s Open qualifier) 

THE FIELD - In addition to the U.S., there are 14 foreign countries represented at the 2010 U.S. Women's Amateur: Australia, Canada, Colombia, England, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Northern Ireland, the Philippines, Scotland, South Africa, Sweden, Chinese Taipei and Thailand.

THE USGA AT CHARLOTTE COUNTRY CLUB - The 2010 U.S. Women’s Amateur will be the third USGA championship conducted at Charlotte Country Club. Marvin “Vinny” Giles won the 1972 U.S. Amateur and Bill Shean Jr. won the 2000 Senior Amateur at the club. 

NORTH CAROLINA AND THE USGA - The 2010 U.S. Women’s Amateur will be the 28th USGA championship conducted in North Carolina. The Women’s Amateur has been played three times previously in North Carolina – in 1955 at Myers Park Country Club in Charlotte; in 1989 at Pinehurst Resort and Country Club; and in 1999 at Biltmore Forest Country Club in Asheville. 

In 2010, North Carolina will host three USGA championships. In addition to the Women’s Amateur, the U.S. Amateur Public Links will be played at Bryan Park Golf Course in Greensboro from July 12-17, and the U.S. Girls’ Junior will be contested at The Country Club of North Carolina from July 19-24.

HISTORY - The U.S. Women’s Amateur is one of the United States Golf Association’s original three championships. It was first conducted in 1895, shortly after the inaugural U.S. Amateur and U.S. Open. The Women’s Amateur has since been conducted every year except 1917-18, when it was temporarily suspended because of World War I, and 1942-45, when it was suspended because of World War II.

THE TROPHY - The Cox Cup was presented in 1896 by Robert Cox, of Gorgie, Edinburgh, Scotland, a member of Britain’s Parliament. It is the only USGA trophy donated by a person from another country and is the oldest survivor among trophies for USGA championships.

Date                Network                     Show                           Broadcast Hours (EDT)
Aug. 11           GolfChannel               First round                  3-5 p.m.
Aug. 12           GolfChannel               Second/third round     3-5 p.m.
Aug. 13           GolfChannel               Quarterfinals               3-5 p.m.
Aug. 14           GolfChannel               Semifinals                   3-5 p.m.
Aug. 15           GolfChannel               Championship final     3-5 p.m.

NOTE:  Semifinal matches will be shown on tape delay

TICKETS - Admission to the U.S. Women’s Amateur is free and spectators are encouraged to attend. For more information, visit

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

MORE INFORMATION - Please contact Beth Murrison of USGA Championship Communications in the media center at (980) 207-3369 or via e-mail at 


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