2016 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur Fast Facts

 

Championship Venue

The Kahkwa Club, Erie, Pa.

Opened

1917

Designer

Donald Ross

Entries Open

First week of April?

Entries Close

July 27

Dates of Championship

Sept. 10-15

Field Size

132

Eligibility

Any female amateur who is 25 years of age as of Sept. 10, and whose Handicap Index does not exceed 9.4

2015 Championship

Lauren Greenlief def. Margaret Shirley, 2 and 1; Squire Creek Country Club, Choudrant, La.

Quotable

“It’s the coolest thing ever. I think every golfer, especially every amateur golfer, really dreams of being a USGA champion, because it’s really the pinnacle of amateur golf. To get my name etched on the trophy forever is something that I know will be a highlight of my career, now and forever.” – Lauren Greenlief

Notable Past Events at The Kahkwa Club

1958 Women’s Western Open (Patty Berg)
1971 U.S. Women’s Open (JoAnne Gunderson Carner)
1975 Pennsylvania Women’s Amateur (Carol Semple Thompson)
1997 Pennsylvania Women’s Amateur (Carol Semple Thompson)
2004 U.S. Women’s Amateur (Jane Park)
2009 Pennsylvania Women’s Amateur (Margaret Pentrack)

U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateurs in Pennsylvania (1)

1990 (Allegheny Country Club/Sewickley) Carol Semple Thompson

Notable U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Champions

Martha Lang (1988); Carol Semple Thompson (1990, 1997); Sarah LeBrun Ingram (1991, 1993-94); Ellen Port (1995-96, 2000, 2011); Virginia Grimes (1998) Meghan (Bolger) Stasi (2006-07, 2010, 2012); Martha Leach (2009); Julia Potter (2013); Margaret Shirley (2014)

Notable U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Runners-Up

Pat Cornett (1987); Page Marsh Lea (1989-90); Martha Lang (1991); Carol Semple Thompson (1992); Brenda Corrie Kuehn (1995); Ellen Port (2002); Virginia Grimes (2004); Laura Coble (2009); Margaret Shirley (2013, 2015); Julia Potter (2014)

Schedule of Play

Sept. 10 (First Round, 18 holes, stroke play)
Sept. 11 (Second Round, 18 holes, stroke play)
Sept. 12 (Round of 64, match play)
Sept. 13 (Round of 32/Round of 16, match play)
Sept. 14 (Quarterfinals/Semifinals, match play)
Sept. 15 (Championship Match, 18 holes)

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