Championship Facts

Sept. 25-30, 2010
Wichita (Kan.) Country Club 

PAR AND YARDAGE - Wichita Country Club will be set up at 6,209 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 

5 

4 

4 

4 

3 

5 

36 

Yards 

380 

371 

164 

470 

298 

346 

360 

173 

549 

3,111 

  

Hole 

10 

11 

12 

13 

14 

15 

16 

17 

18 

In 

Par 

5 

3 

4 

4 

4 

4 

5 

3 

4 

36 

Yards 

445 

137 

375 

414 

355 

343 

494 

156 

379 

3,098 



ARCHITECT - The course at Wichita Country Club was designed by William H. Diddel and opened in 1950, 50 years after the initial opening of the club.

COURSE LAYOUT - On either side of the fairways, the intermediate rough will be set to 1½ inch. Then, there will be a band of primary rough cut at 2½ to 3 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 76.6. Its Slope Rating is 140.

WHO CAN ENTER- The championship is open to female amateur golfers who have reached their 25th birthday on or before Sept. 25, 2010, and who hold a USGA Handicap Index not exceeding 9.4. The deadline for entries is Aug. 11. For more information about entry guidelines, visit https://champs.usga.org/.

ENTRIES - A total of 364 entries were accepted for the 2010 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur. The record of 533 was set in 2000. 


SECTIONAL QUALIFYING - Sectional qualifying, played over 18 holes, was held at 25 sites from Aug. 25 through Sept. 7.          

CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE - Practice rounds will be held Sept. 23-24. The starting field of 130 players will play two rounds of stroke play, with the low 64 scorers advancing to match play.  The schedule is as follows:
Sept. 25 (Saturday) – First round, stroke play
Sept. 26 (Sunday) – Second round, stroke play
Sept. 27 (Monday) – First round, match play
Sept. 28 (Tuesday) – Second and third rounds, match play
Sept. 29 (Wednesday) – Quarterfinals and semifinals, match play
Sept. 30 (Thursday) – 18-hole championship final, match play
2009 CHAMPION - Martha Leach, 47, of Hebron, Ky., won the 2009 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship, defeating Laura Coble of Augusta, Ga., 3 and 2, at the 6,173-yard, par-72 Golden Hills Golf and Turf Club in Ocala, Fla.

For more details, visit: www.uswmidam.org/news/leach_wins_final.html

EXEMPT PLAYERS - Twenty golfers are currently exempt into the 2010 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship by virtue of their play in past USGA championships, though not all have yet entered the championship. They are:

Laura Coble (2009 Women’s Mid-Amateur runner-up)
Lynne Cowan (2008 Women’s Mid-Amateur semifinalist)
Amber Marsh Elliott (2003 Women’s Mid-Amateur champion)
Wendi Golden (2009 Women’s Mid-Amateur quarterfinalist)
Virginia Grimes (2009 Women’s Mid-Amateur semifinalist)
Mina Hardin (2009 Women’s Mid-Amateur quarterfinalist)
Kathy Hartwiger (2002 Women’s Mid-Amateur champion)
Sherry G. Herman (2009 Senior Women’s Amateur champion)
Joan Higgins (2008 Women’s Mid-Amateur champion)
Mary Ann Lapointe (2005 Women’s Mid-Amateur champion)
Diane Lang (2008 Senior Women’s Amateur champion)
Martha Leach (2009 Women’s Mid-Amateur champion)
Noreen Mohler (2008 Women’s Mid-Amateur semifinalist)
Ellen Port (2000 Women’s Mid-Amateur champion)
Kerry Postillion (2007 Women’s Mid-Amateur runner-up)
Christy Schultz (2009 Women’s Mid-Amateur quarterfinalist)
Lynn Simmons (2008 Women’s Mid-Amateur runner-up)
Meghan Stasi (2006, 2007 Women’s Mid-Amateur champion; 2008 USA Curtis Cup Team; 2009 Women’s Mid-Amateur semifinalist)
Corey Weworski (2004 Women’s Mid-Amateur champion)
Dawn Woodard (2009 Women’s Mid-Amateur quarterfinalist)

Players can still gain an exemption into the field under several conditions. For more information, visit https://champs.usga.org/index.html.

THE USGA AT WCC - This is the 24th U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship and the third USGA championship to be hosted at Wichita Country Club. The club previously hosted the 1955 U.S. Women’s Open (won by Fay Crocker) and the 1969 USGA Senior Amateur (won by Curtis Person Sr.)

KANSAS AND THE USGA- The 2010 Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship will be the 20th USGA championship conducted in Kansas. The last USGA championship held in the state was the 2007 USGA Senior Amateur at Flint Hills National Golf Club in Andover. This will be the first Women’s Mid-Amateur conducted in Kansas.

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. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship.

FUTURE SITE - The 2011 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship will be held at Bayville Golf Club in Virginia Beach, Va. The dates of the championship are Sept. 17-22, 2011. The 2012 championship will be held at Briggs Ranch Golf Club in San Antonio, Texas. The dates of the championship are Oct. 6-11, 2012.

TICKETS - Admission to the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship 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 Mid-Amateur Championship for news use only. For more information and to register, contact John Mummert of the USGA at jmummert@usga.org.      

MORE INFORMATION - Please contact Ken Klavon of USGA Championship Communications at (908) 234-2300 or kklavon@usga.org. Or via the media center phone at 316-634-2789.

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