Carmel Country Club Selected To Host
2006 U.S. Girls' Junior Championship
June 3, 2004
Far Hills, N.J. - Carmel Country Club in Charlotte, N.C., (
) has been selected by the United States Golf Association as the
host for the 2006 U.S. Girls' Junior Championship. The
championship will be played July 17-22.
Carmel Country Club is a 36-hole facility which was founded in
1947. The South Course, where the championship will be contested,
was designed by Ellis Maples and opened in 1969. In 1988, Rees
Jones made revisions to the South Course, which is well bunkered
and features narrow fairways.
"We are delighted to be chosen to host the 58
U.S. Girls' Junior Championship," said general chairman
Dave Cathcart. "Carmel Country Club has a long history of
supporting junior golf and having this championship on our South
Course is testimony to that commitment."
Carmel Country Club, which is hosting its first USGA championship,
has been the host site of the 2001 North Carolina Women's
Amateur, the 2004 Carolina Senior Women's Amateur as well as
serving as the qualifying site for the Kemper Open in the 1970s. In
addition, the 2005 Atlantic Coast Conference Women's
Championship will be conducted at Carmel Country Club.
The U.S. Girls' Junior is open to female golfers, 17 and under,
who have a USGA Handicap Index not exceeding 18.4. Among the
notable winners are: Mickey Wright (winner of four U.S. Women's
Opens), JoAnne Gunderson Carner (winner of eight USGA titles), U.S.
Women's Open winners Amy Alcott and Hollis Stacy, LPGA Hall of
Famer Nancy Lopez and LPGA rookie Aree Song.
Prior to 2006, the U.S. Girls' Junior will be played at Mira
Vista Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas, from July 19-24, 2004 and
Banbury Golf Club in Eagle, Idaho, from July 18-23, 2005.
The USGA conducts 13 national championships each year, including
the U.S. Open and the U.S. Women's Open. Ten of these
championships are strictly for amateurs. Visit
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