U.S. SENIOR WOMEN'S AMATEUR
2017 U.S. Senior Women's Amateur Fast Facts August 31, 2017

Carol Semple Thompson won four consecutive U.S. Senior Women's Amateur titles from 1999-2002. (USGA/John Mummert)
   
Championship Venue Waverley Country Club, Portland, Ore.
Opened 1896
Architect

1896 Course: John “Jack” Moffat, Waverley members

1912 Re-routed course: Attributed to Waverley members, H. Chandler Egan

2012 course restoration: Gil Hanse

Dates of Championship Sept. 9-14
Field 132 players
Eligibility Open to any female amateur who has reached her 50th birthday by Sept. 9 and whose Handicap Index does not exceed 18.4.
Entries 481
Exempt Players (18) Tama Caldabaugh (2015 U.S. Senior Women's Amateur semifinalist)
Laura Coble (2016 U.S. Senior Women's Amateur semifinalist)
Susan Cohn (2015 U.S. Senior Women's Amateur semifinalist)
Kim Eaton (2016 U.S. Senior Women's Amateur quarterfinalist)
Terri Frohnmayer (2011 U.S. Senior Women's Amateur champion)
Karen Garcia (2015 U.S. Senior Women's Amateur champion; 2016 U.S. Senior Women's Amateur quarterfinalist)
Mina Hardin (2010 U.S. Senior Women's Amateur champion)
Sherry Herman (2009 U.S. Senior Women's Amateur champion)
Andrea Kraus (2016 U.S. Senior Women's Amateur runner-up)
Pamela Kuong (2015 U.S. Senior Women's Amateur runner-up)
Judith Kyrinnis (2014 U.S. Senior Women's Amateur runner-up; 2016 U.S. Senior Women's Amateur quarterfinalist)
Diane Lang (2008 U.S. Senior Women's Amateur champion)
Ellen Port (2012, 2013, 2016 U.S. Senior Women's Amateur champion)
Lisa Schlesinger (2016 U.S. Senior Women's Amateur quarterfinalist)
Anna Schultz (2007 U.S. Senior Women's Amateur champion)
Caryn Wilson (2016 U.S. Senior Women's Amateur quarterfinalist)
Mary Budke (1972 U.S. Women's Amateur champion)
Sue Wooster (2017 Canadian Senior Women's Amateur champion)
Average Age of Field 57.17
Youngest Player Julie McMullin, Park City, Utah turned 50 on Aug. 19
Oldest Player Patsy Ehret, Stuart, Fla. (73)
2016 Championship Ellen Port, 55, of St. Louis, joined an exclusive fraternity of seven-time USGA champions with her 3-and-2 victory over Andrea Kraus, of Baltimore, Md., at Wellesley (Mass.) Country Club. Port won her third U.S. Senior Women's Amateur title and her seven titles equaled such luminaries as Carol Semple Thompson and Anne Sander. 
Quotable “It’s mind-boggling. I’m definitely not in that league. [Anne Sander and Carol Semple Thompson] are both good friends of mine. Carol drummed me the first time I played in an [amateur] event. She beat me 6 and 5 at the [Women’s] Western. She was a legend and we sat down and had lunch. I’ve learned a lot from her and respect her. It’s just a real honor.” -- Ellen Port
Notable Past Events at Waverley Country Club 1952 U.S. Women's Amateur (Jacqueline Pung)
1964 U.S. Senior Amateur (William D. Higgins)
1970 U.S. Amateur (Lanny Wadkins)
1981 U.S. Women's Amateur (Juli Simpson Inkster)
1993 U.S. Junior Amateur (Tiger Woods)
2000 U.S. Women's Amateur (Marcy Newton)
 
Notable Waverley C.C. Fact Tiger Woods won his third consecutive U.S. Junior at the club, rallying from a 2-down deficit with two to play in defeating Ryan Armour in 19 holes. Woods birdied Nos. 17 and 18 and par No. 19.
U.S. Senior Women's Amateurs Conducted in Oregon (1) 2007: Sunriver Resort (Meadows Course), Sunriver (Anna Schultz)
Notable U.S. Senior Women's Amateur Champions Maureen Orcutt (1962, 1966); Carolyn Cudone (1969-72); Dorothy Porter (1977, 1980-81, 1983); Alice Dye (1978-79); Marlene Stewart Streit (1985, 1994, 2003); Anne Sander (1987, 1989-90, 1993); Carol Semple Thompson (1999-2002); Diane Lang (2005-06, 2008); Ellen Port (2012-13, 2016)
Notable U.S. Senior Women's Amateur Runners-Up Glenna Collett Vare (1962); Ann Gregory (1971); Carolyn Cudone (1974-75); Alice Dye (1977, 1981, 1989); Cecile Maclaurin (1978-80); Marlene Stewart Streit (1986, 1988, 1990, 1995-96); Anne Sander (1991-92); Toni Wiesner (1997, 2000, 2008); Mina Hardin (2011)
Schedule of Play Saturday, Sept. 9 (Stroke play, Round 1, 18 holes)
Sunday, Sept. 10 (Stroke play, Round 2, 18 holes)
Monday, Sept. 11 (Round of 64, match play)
Tuesday, Sept. 12 (Round of 32/Round of 16, match play)
Wednesday, Sept. 13 (Quarterfinals/Semifinals, match play)
Thursday, Sept. 14 (Championship Match, 18 holes)
Match-Play Cut The low 64 scorers following stroke play will qualify for match play. If necessary, a playoff will be conducted to determine the final spots in the draw.
Future Sites 2018: Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club, Vero Beach, Fla./Oct. 6-11