2018 U.S. Women's Amateur Four-Ball Fast Facts July 26, 2017

Sammi Lee (left) and Mary Ellen Shuman advanced to the championship match in 2017 at The Dunes Golf & Beach Club. (USGA/Darren Carroll)

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Championship Venue El Caballero Country Club
Opened 1957
Architect Robert Trent Jones Sr. (Renovations by John Harbottle in 2005)
Dates of championshp April 28-May 2
Field size 64 sides
Eligibility Each member of the side cannot have a Handicap Index that exceeds 14.4 
Entries 276 sides (552 individuals)
Exempt sides Kathleen Gallagher/Kendall Griffin (2016 U.S. Women's Amateur Four-Ball semifinalists)
Momoka Kobori/Hira Naveed (Both players within Top 400 in Women's World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Gigi Stoll/Haley Moore (Both players within Top 400 in Women's World Amateur Golf Ranking)
2017 championship Former Furman University teammates Taylor Totland, 22, of Tinton Falls, N.J., and Alice Chen, 21, of Princeton, N.J., defeated recent University of Georgia graduates Sammi Lee and Mary Ellen Shuman, 4 and 3, in the championship match at The Dunes Golf & Beach Club in Myrtle Beach, S.C. 
Quotable "I'm just sitting here thinking about all the little details. … We get to represent Furman together in the home state (Furman is in Greenville, S.C.). So I don't think you could have written up a better story. And to be co-medalists and then fight it out to win, that's pretty much as good as it gets. It's definitely not by my own doing, so I'm kind of mind blown.” -- Alice Chen
Notable events at El Caballero C.C. LPGA Tour's Office Depot Championship (2002-04)
Se Ri Pak winner 2002
Annika Sorenstam winner 2003 and 2004
Schedule of play Saturday, April 28 (Stroke Play, Round 1, 18 holes)
Sunday, April 29 (Stroke Play, Round 2, 18 holes)
Monday, April 30 (Round of 32 matches)
Tuesday, May 1 (Round of 16/quarterfinal matches)
Wednesday, May 2 (Semifinals/Championship match)
Match-play cut 32 sides will qualify for match play after 36 holes of stroke play
Future sites 2019: Timuquana Country Club, Jacksonville, Fla./April 27-May 1

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