2014 U.S. Women's Amateur Fact Sheet

PAR AND YARDAGE: Nassau Country Club will be set up at 6,297 yards and will play to a par of 35-35—70. (NOTE: yardages subject to change)

NASSAU COUNTRY CLUB HOLE BY HOLE

Hole 1  2  3 4 5 6 7 8  9  Total
Par 4 4 3 5 3 4 4 4 4 35
Yards 398 353 154 540 164 383 408 387 299 3,086
                     
Hole 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Total
Par 3 4 4 4 4 5 3 4 4 35
Yards 147 413 432 378 381 527 151 399 383 3,211

ARCHITECT: The current 18-hole layout at Nassau Country Club was originally designed by Seth Raynor. As the club acquired additional land, renovations were done by Devereux Emmet (1920) and Herbert Strong (1922). Bunker restoration and other renovations were done by Cynthia Dye McGarey in 2007.

WHO CAN ENTER: The championship is open to any female amateur golfer with a USGA Handicap Index® not exceeding 5.4.

ENTRIES: The USGA received a record 1,209 entries for the 2014 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship, surpassing the previous record of 1,170 entries from 2013. Entries for the U.S. Women’s Amateur closed on June 25.     

SECTIONAL QUALIFYING: Sectional qualifying, played over 18 holes, was conducted at 19 sites between July 1-16.

TELEVISION COVERAGE: Golf Channel will broadcast the five days of match play from the U.S. Women's Amateur.

Date/Day Time (EDT) Network Program
Aug. 6 (Wednesday) 3-5 p.m. Golf Channel First Round Matches
Aug. 7 (Thursday) 3-5 p.m. Golf Channel Second, Third Round Matches
Aug. 8 (Friday) 3-5 p.m. Golf Channel Quarterfinal Matches
Aug. 9 (Saturday) 3-5 p.m. Golf Channel Semifinal Matches
Aug. 10 (Sunday) 3-5 p.m. Golf Channel Championship Match

2013 CHAMPION: Emma Talley, 19, of Princeton, Ky., survived a tough match with Yueer Cindy Feng, 17, of Orlando, Fla., to claim a 2-and-1 victory in the 36-hole championship match at the 2013 U.S. Women’s Amateur conducted at the Country Club of Charleston (S.C.).

Talley, a sophomore-to-be at the University of Alabama, led, 1 up, after the morning 18, and led by as much as 3 up early in the afternoon round. Feng rallied to square the match on the 25th hole, but a birdie by Talley on the 28th hole gave her a lead that she would not relinquish, as she closed out Feng with a par on the 35th hole of the match.

For more information on the final, http://www.usga.org/ChampEventArticle.aspx?id=21474858895.

SCHEDULE: The 2014 U.S. Women's Amateur Championship will be played from Aug. 4-10.

Aug. 4 (Monday) – First round, stroke play
Aug. 5 (Tuesday) – Second round, stroke play (field reduced to 64 players for match play)
Aug. 6 (Wednesday) – First round, match play
Aug. 7 (Thursday) – Second and third rounds, match play
Aug. 8 (Friday) – Quarterfinals, match play
Aug. 9 (Saturday) – Semifinals, match play
Aug. 10 (Sunday) – 36-hole championship final, match play

EXEMPT PLAYERS: A field of 156 golfers will compete in the U.S. Women's Amateur Championship. A total of 30 players are currently exempt from qualifying for the 2014 U.S. Women's Amateur:

Celine Boutier (Top 25 in Women's World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Mathilda Cappeliez (Completed 72 holes at 2014 U.S. Women's Open)
Doris Chen (2014 NCAA Division I individual champion; 2013 U.S. Women's Amateur semifinalist; Completed 72 holes at 2013 U.S. Women's Open; Top 25 in Women's World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Lauren Diaz-Yi (2013 U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links champion; 2013 U.S. Women's Amateur quarterfinalist)
Simin Feng (Top 25 in Women's World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Chisato Hashimoto (Completed 72 holes at 2014 U.S. Women's Open)
Brooke Mackenzie Henderson (Completed 72 holes at 2014 U.S. Women's Open; Completed 72 holes at 2013 U.S. Women's Open; Top 25 in Women's World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Augusta James (2014 Canadian Women's Amateur champion)
Fumie (Alice) Jo (2014 U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links champion)
Bronte Law (2014 Great Britain & Ireland Curtis Cup member)
Alison Lee (2013 U.S. Women's Amateur semifinalist; 2014 USA Curtis Cup member; Top 25 in Women's World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Andrea Lee (Completed 72 holes at 2014 U.S. Women's Open)
Erynne Lee (2012 USA Women's World Amateur Team member; 2014 USA Curtis Cup member)
Gaby Lopez (2014 Mexican Women's Amateur champion; Top 25 in Women's Amateur Golf Ranking)
Ally McDonald (2014 USA Curtis Cup member; Top 25 in Women's World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Grace Na (Top 25 in Women's World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Marijosse Navarro (2014 U.S. Girls' Junior runner-up)
Su-Hyun Oh (2013 U.S. Women's Amateur quarterfinalist; Top 25 in Women's World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Annie Park (2013 U.S. Women's Amateur quarterfinalist; 2014 USA Curtis Cup member; Top 25 in Women's World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Ellen Port (2013 U.S. Senior Women's Amateur champion)
Eun Jeong Seong (2014 U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links runner-up)
Margaret Shirley (2013 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur runner-up)
Mariah Stackhouse (2014 USA Curtis Cup member; Top 25 in Women's World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Meghan Stasi (2012 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur champion)
Princess Mary Superal (2014 U.S. Girls' Junior champion)
Emma Talley (2013 U.S. Women's Amateur champion; Completed 72 holes at 2014 U.S. Women's Open; 2014 USA Curtis Cup member; Top 25 in Women's World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Gabriella Then (2013 U.S. Girls' Junior champion)
Charlotte Thomas (2014 Great Britain & Ireland Curtis Cup member)
Lindsey Weaver (Top 25 in Women's World  Amateur Golf Ranking)
Jing Yan (Top 25 in Women's World Amateur Golf Ranking)

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.

THE USGA AT NASSAU COUNTRY CLUB: This will be the third USGA championship at Nassau Country Club, but the first in 100 years. The club’s last USGA championship was the 1914 U.S. Women’s Amateur, won by Katherine Harley. Nassau also hosted the 1903 U.S. Amateur, won by Walter Travis. It was Travis’ third and final U.S. Amateur triumph.

NEW YORK AND THE USGA: The 2014 U.S. Women’s Amateur will be the 67th USGA championship conducted in New York and the 10th U.S. Women’s Amateur in the Empire State. Meadowbrook Country Club in Jericho was the host site for the inaugural U.S. Women’s Amateur in 1895, won by Lucy Barnes.

1895: Meadow Brook Country Club, Jericho (Lucy Barnes)
1898: Ardsley Club, Ardsley-On-Hudson (Beatrix Hoyt)
1900: Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, Southampton (Frances Griscom)
1914: Nassau Country Club, Glen Cove (Katherine Harley)

1923: Westchester Country Club (Original Course), Rye (Edith Cummings)
1927: Cherry Valley Club, Garden City (Miriam Burns Horn)
1931: Country Club of Buffalo, Williamsville (Helen Hicks)
1962:  Country Club of Rochester, Rochester (JoAnne Gunderson)
2002: Sleepy Hollow Country Club, Scarborough (Becky Lucidi)

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

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 due to World War I, and 1942-45, when it was suspended due to World War II.

FUTURE U.S. WOMEN'S AMATEURS
Aug. 10-16, 2015 – Portland Golf Club, Portland, Ore.
Aug. 8-14, 2016 – Rolling Green Golf Club, Springfield, Pa.
Aug. 7-13, 2017 – San Diego Country Club, Chula Vista, Calif.

PHOTO MEDIA SERVICE: The USGA will offer daily complimentary high-resolution photographs during the U.S. Women’s Open (Monday-Sunday) for news use only. For more information and to register, contact the USGA Photo Archives at photorequests@usga.org.

MORE INFORMATION: Please contact Christina Lance of USGA Championship Communications at clance@usga.org.

 

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