2012 Women's Amateur Fact Sheet

PAR AND YARDAGE: The Country Club will be set up at 6,512 yards and will play to a par of 36-36—72.  


Hole  Total 
Par 4  5  4  4  3  4  4  5  3  36 
Yards  347   475  314 371  192   415  431  529  179 3,253
Hole  10  11  12  13 14  15  16  17  18  Total 
Par  4  3  5  4  3  4  5  4  4  36 
Yards 379  146  552  384  166 410  450  387 385  3,259


ARCHITECT: William Flynn designed the golf course at The Country Club, which opened in 1930.

WHO CAN ENTER: The U.S. Women’s Amateur is open to female amateurs who have a USGA Handicap Index® not exceeding 5.4. The deadline for entries was June 27.

The USGA received a record 1,123 entries for the 2012 U.S. Women’s Amateur. The previous record of 1,049 was set in 2010.

SECTIONAL QUALIFYING: Sectional qualifying, played over 18 holes, will be conducted from July 9-18 at various sites throughout the U.S.   

SCHEDULE: Practice rounds will be held Aug. 3-5. 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. 6 (Monday) – First round of stroke play
Aug. 7 (Tuesday) – Second round of stroke play
Aug. 8 (Wednesday) – First round of match play
Aug. 9 (Thursday) – Second and third rounds of match play
Aug. 10 (Friday) – Quarterfinals, match play
Aug. 11 (Saturday) – Semifinals, match play
Aug. 12 (Sunday) – 36-hole championship final, match play.

TELEVISION SCHEDULE: Golf Channel will broadcast the match-play portion of the competition, beginning with the first round on Aug. 8.

August 8: 3-5 p.m. (EDT), First round matches
August 9: 3-5 p.m. (EDT), Third round matches
August 10: 3-5 p.m. (EDT), Quarterfinal matches
August 11: 3-5 p.m. (EDT), Semifinal matches
August 12, 3-5 p.m. (EDT), Championship match

2011 CHAMPION: Danielle Kang, 18, of Thousand Oaks, Calif., captured her second consecutive U.S. Women’s Amateur title with a 6-and-5 victory over Thailand’s Moriya Jutanugarn at Rhode Island Country Club in Barrington, R.I. With her victory, Kang joined 11 players who have won the Women’s Amateur at least twice in a row, the last being Kelli Kuehne in 1995 and 1996. Kang has since turned professional and therefore will not be defending her title. For more information on the 2011 final, please visit http://www.usga.org/ChampEventArticle.aspx?id=21474841748.

EXEMPT PLAYERS: There are 37 players exempt into the 2012 Women’s Amateur. For a full list of exemption categories, please visit https://champs.usga.org/EntryForms/womens_am_2012.pdf.

Amy Anderson (2012 USA Curtis Cup Team; returned a 72-hole score at the 2011 Women’s Open)
Celine Boutier (top 25 of Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking; 2012 International Ladies European champion)
Holly Clyburn (2012 GB&I Curtis Cup Team)
Casey Danielson (2011 Women’s Amateur quarterfinalist)
Ashlee Dewhurst (top 25 of Women's World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Brianna Elliott (top 25 of Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Austin Ernst (2012 USA Curtis Cup Team; 2011 Women’s Amateur semifinalist; top 25 of Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Jaye Marie Green (top 25 of Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Mina Hardin (2011 Senior Women’s Amateur runner-up; 2010 Senior Women’s Amateur champion)
Whitney Hillier (top 25 of Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Chirapat Jao-Javanil (2012 NCAA Division I women’s golf champion; top 25 of Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Ariya Jutanugarn (2011 Girls’ Junior champion; top 25 of Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking; 2012 Canadian Women's Aamteur champion)
Moriya Jutanugarn (2011 Women’s Amateur runner-up; returned a 72-hole score at the 2011 Women’s Open; top 25 of Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Hyo-Joo Kim (top 25 of Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Jennifer Kirby (2010 Women’s Amateur semifinalist)
Lydia Ko (top 25 of Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking; returned 72-hole score at 2012 U.S. Women's Open)
Bronte Law (2012 GB&I Curtis Cup Team)
Martha Leach (2011 Women’s Mid-Amateur runner-up)
Alison Lee (returned 72-hole score at 2012 U.S. Women's Open; 2012 U.S. Girls' Junior runner-up)
Erynne Lee (2011 Women’s Amateur quarterfinalist)
Minjee Lee (top 25 of Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking; 2012 U.S. Girls' Junior champion)
Grace Lennon (top 25 of Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Tiffany Lua (2010, 2012 USA Curtis Cup Teams)
Lisa McCloskey (2012 USA Curtis Cup Team; top 25 of Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Stephanie Meadow (2012 GB&I Curtis Cup Team; top 25 of Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking; 2012 Ladies British Open Amateur champion)
Marijosse Navarro (2012 Mexican Women’s Amateur champion)
Su-Hyun Oh (top 25 of Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Erica Popson (2012 USA Curtis Cup Team)
Ellen Port (2011 Women’s Mid-Amateur champion)
Ashlan Ramsey (2012 Women’s Amateur Public Links runner-up)
Paula Reto (top 25 of Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Demi Frances Runas (2011 Women’s Amateur quarterfinalist)
Meghan Stasi (2010 Women’s Mid-Amateur champion)
Emma Talley (returned 72-hole score at 2012 U.S. Women's Open)
Lauren Taylor (2011 Ladies British Open Amateur champion)
Emily Tubert (2012 USA Curtis Cup Team)
Sally Watson (2010 GB&I Curtis Cup Team)

THE USGA AT THE COUNTRY CLUB: The 2012 U.S. Women’s Amateur will be the second USGA championship conducted at The Country Club. The club previously hosted the 1935 U.S. Amateur, which was won by Lawson Little.

OHIO AND THE USGA: The 2012 U.S. Women’s Amateur will be the 37th USGA championship conducted in Ohio. The first was the 1907 U.S. Amateur, won by Jerome D. Travers at Euclid Club in Cleveland. Toledo served as the site of the most recent Ohio championship, when Olin Browne won the 2011 U.S. Senior Open at Inverness Club.

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 Trophy 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.

TICKETS: Admission to the U.S. Women’s Amateur is free and spectators are encouraged to attend. For more information, visit http://thecountryclub.com/2012-Women-s-Amateur/Spectator-Information.aspx.

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 photorequests@usga.org.

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

MORE INFORMATION: Please contact Christina Lance (clance@usga.org) or Rhonda Glenn (rglenn@usga.org) of USGA Championship Communications. Both will be on site at the Women's Amateur beginning on Aug. 4.

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