Shadow Hawk Golf Club To Host 2005 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur
Sept. 30, 2004
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Far Hills, N.J. - Shadow Hawk Golf Club, in the Houston suburb of Richmond, Texas, has been selected by the United States Golf Association as the site of the 2005 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur Championship. The championship will be played from Sept. 10-15.
Opened in 1999 and designed by Rees Jones, Shadow Hawk Golf Club features an abundance of large pecan trees, rolling fairways, small and mostly elevated greens and a 70-acre lake. While Shadow Hawk has hosted qualifiers for other USGA championships, this will be the first national championship held at the facility.
"To have the opportunity to host a national championship is something special," said Paul Marchand, general manager and head golf professional. "We look forward to the chance to showcase our facility and offer a challenging test of golf to the best women amateurs."
The Women's Mid-Amateur is open to female amateur golfers, 25 and older, who have a USGA Handicap not exceeding 9.4. Among the notable winners are Carole Semple Thompson, Ellen Port and Sarah LeBrun Ingram. Corey Weworski of Carlsbad, Calif., won the 2004 championship.
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 www.usga.org/championships/ for more information.