2015 U.S. Women's Amateur Four-Ball Fact Sheet

May 9-13, 2015

Bandon Dunes Golf Resort (Pacific Dunes), Bandon, Ore. (www.bandondunesgolf.com)

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WHO CAN ENTER: The championship is open to sides of female amateur golfers who have a Handicap Index® not exceeding 14.4. The USGA accepted 336 entries for the inaugural championship. Entries closed on Aug. 6, 2014.

SPECTATOR ADMISSION: The U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship is free and open to spectators. Tickets are not required.

PAR AND YARDAGE: The Pacific Dunes Course at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort in Bandon, Ore., will be set up at 6,005 yards and will play to a par of 37-35–72. Note: Yardages are subject to change.

 

Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Total
Par 4 4 5 5 3 4 4 4 4 37
Yardage 306 335 474 463 165 316 377 349 371 3,156
Hole 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Total
Par 3 3 5 4 3 5 4 3 5 35
Yardage 163 117 507 339 142 534 338 164 545 2,849

COURSE RATING: Based on the course setup for the championship, the Course Rating™ is 76.1. Its Slope Rating® is 146.

ARCHITECT: Pacific Dunes was designed by Tom Doak and opened in 2001.

TELEVISION COVERAGE:

Date                Broadcast Hours (EDT/PDT)                                              Network

May 12            Second Round, Quarterfinals, 7-9:30 p.m./4-6:30 p.m.         Fox Sports 1

May 13            Semifinals, Championship Match, 7-9:30 p.m./4-6:30 p.m.   Fox Sports 1

 

SECTIONAL QUALIFYING: Sectional qualifying was conducted over 18 holes at 28 sites beginning Aug. 25, 2014 and ending on March 30, 2015.

CHAMPIONSHIP FIELD: A starting field of 64 sides (128 golfers) will compete at the U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship. Following two 18-hole stroke-play qualifying rounds on May 9 and 10, the field will be cut to the low 32 sides for match play. Five 18-hole rounds of match play will determine the champion.

SCHEDULE OF PLAY  

May 9 (Saturday) – First round of stroke play
May 10 (Sunday) – Second round of stroke play
May 11 (Monday) – First round of match play
May 12 (Tuesday) – Second and quarterfinal rounds of match play
May 13 (Wednesday) – Semifinal and final rounds of match play

EXEMPTIONS: Four sides are exempt from qualifying for the championship based on both players being among the top 500 of the Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking™ at of the close of entries on Aug. 6:

Emily Campbell/Cheyenne Knight
Muni He/Angel Yin
Mika Liu/Rinko Mitsunaga
Hannah O'Sullivan/Robynn Ree

HISTORY: The 2015 edition of the U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball will be the first in the championship’s history. Along with the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball, the championships will be the first additions to the USGA championship schedule since the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur began in 1987. The creation of the two championships was announced on February 11, 2013.

USGA CHAMPIONSHIPS IN OREGON: The U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball will be the 33rd USGA championship held in Oregon. Only eight states (California, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania) have hosted more.

The Beaver State’s history of hosting USGA championships dates back to 1933, when the U.S. Amateur Public Links were staged at Eastmoreland Golf Club in Portland. Most recently, the U.S. Amateur Public Links and U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links were held at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort in 2011. Several of the game’s greats have won USGA championships in the state of Oregon, including Tiger Woods, Nancy Lopez, Johnny Miller and Juli Inkster.

USGA CHAMPIONSHIPS AT BANDON DUNES: This will be the fifth USGA championship held at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, and the second contested at Pacific Dunes, following the 2006 Curtis Cup. Most recently, the 2011 U.S. Amateur Public Links and U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links championships were held concurrently at the Old Macdonald and Bandon Trails courses, with portions of both championships being contested on both courses. The 2007 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship was held at the Bandon Dunes Course.

FUTURE CHAMPIONSHIPS

May 19-25, 2016: Streamsong Resort, Bowling Green, Fla.
May 27-31, 2017: The Dunes Golf and Beach Club, Myrtle Beach, S.C.

PHOTO MEDIA SERVICE: The USGA will offer daily complimentary high-resolution photographs during the U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship for editorial use only. For more information and to register, email photorequests@usga.org.

MEDIA OPERATIONS/SERVICE: Please contact Christina Lance for more information regarding U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball coverage at clance@usga.org or 908-326-1882.