Tacoma C&GC Selected As Site Of 2007 U.S. Girls' Junior Championship
July 18, 2005
Far Hills, N.J. - Tacoma Country & Golf Club, in Lakewood, Wash., has been selected as the site of the 2007 U.S. Girls' Junior Championship, the United States Golf Association has announced. The championship is scheduled for July 23-28.
Opened in 1894, Tacoma Country & Golf Club is one of the first 100 clubs established in the United States. Known for its narrow fairways and fast, undulating greens, Tacoma Country & Golf Club has previously hosted the 1961 U.S. Women's Amateur, won by Anne Sander, the 1994 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur, won by Sarah LeBrun Ingram, and the 1984 USGA Senior Women's Amateur, won by Constance Guthrie.
"I know the membership and the community are ecstatic to have these awe-inspiring young ladies play our golf course in 2007," said Lowell Anne Butson, co-chairman of the host committee. "Tacoma welcomes the USGA, the Girls' Junior and all players with open arms."
The club has also hosted the Washington State Open in 1932 and 1997. James Barnes was head pro from 1910-1915. He won the the U.S. Open in 1921, the PGA in 1916 and 1919, and the British Open in 1925.
Other golf professionals at Tacoma Country & Golf Club have been also successful at the Washington State Open. The late Chuck Congdon, head pro for 30 years, is the only five-time winner of the event. Former club pro Al Mengert is the only "three-peat" winner.
Pat Lesser Harbottle, the winner of the 1950 Girls' Junior and the 1955 Women's Amateur, is a member.
Two previous Girls' Junior Championships have been conducted in Washington, in 1961 at Broadmoor Golf Club in Seattle and in 1984 at Mill Creek Country Club in Bothell.
Prior to 2007, the U.S. Girls' Junior will be played July 18-23, 2005 at BanBury Golf Club in Eagle, Idaho; and from July 17-22, 2006 at Carmel Country Club in Charlotte, N.C.