The 2012 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur will be the first USGA championship for the Tom Fazio-designed Briggs Ranch Golf Club in San Antonio, Texas. (Courtesy Briggs Ranch G.C.)
Briggs Ranch Golf Club To Host 2012 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur
Far Hills, N.J. (Feb. 1) – Briggs Ranch Golf Club in San Antonio, Texas, has been chosen by the United States Golf Association as the site of the 2012 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship. The dates of the championship are Oct. 6-11, 2012.
Briggs Ranch was designed by Tom Fazio and opened in 2002. The course features large undulating bent grass greens, which is rare for south Texas. Fazio’s prominent bunkering is a signature feature of the course.
This will be the first national championship conducted at the club, which has hosted sectional qualifying for the USGA Senior Amateur and U.S. Junior Amateur and local qualifying for the U.S. Open. In addition, Briggs Ranch hosted the 2010 Texas State Team Championship and the 2008 Texas Grand Slam, which featured Mark Brooks, Justin Leonard, Tom Kite and Ben Crenshaw. The course has also served as the host site of the pro-am for the Champions Tour AT&T event.
"I am very proud and excited to have the opportunity to host the USGA and our country's top female mid-amateur golfers at Briggs Ranch in 2012,” said Gil Hodge, owner of Briggs Ranch. “The players will experience an exceptional test of golf at Briggs Ranch and the city of San Antonio will create a memorable experience for everyone.”
First contested in 1987, the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur is the national championship for female amateurs age 25 and older. Prior to 2012, the championship will be contested at Wichita (Kan.) Country Club from Sept. 25-30, 2010, and at Bayville Golf Club in Virginia Beach, Va., from Sept. 17-22, 2011.