Tulsa Country Club To Host 2008 USGA Senior Women's Amateur
January 6, 2006
Far Hills, N.J. - Tulsa (Okla.) Country Club has been selected by the United States Golf Association as the site of the 2008 USGA Senior Women's Amateur Championship. The dates of the championship are Sept. 20-25.
The course was designed by A.W. Tillinghast and opened in 1908. It was restored by Jay Morrish 1984 and again in 1988. The club will be hosting its second USGA championship. It was the site of the 1960 U.S. Women's Amateur, where JoAnne Gunderson (Carner) won the second of her five Women's Amateur titles.
Tulsa Country Club has also been the site of the 1999 NCAA Women's Golf Championship and numerous other state and regional events. The LPGA Tour stopped at Tulsa Country Club from 2001-2003.
"On behalf of Tulsa Country Club, I am excited to welcome the Senior Women's Amateur Championship to our city," said Sonya Weese, chairman . "Our club has hosted many events and each time the players have been challenged by our course. The professional staff here at Tulsa Country Club is excellent. We all look forward to making this venue and championship one of the best that amateur golfers will experience."
The USGA Senior Women's Amateur, for women amateurs 50 years of age and older, is one of 13 national championships conducted annually by the USGA, 10 of which are strictly for amateurs.
Prior to 2008, the Senior Women's Amateur will be played from Oct. 7-12, 2006, at Sea Island Golf Club on St. Simons Island, Ga., and from Sept. 1-6, 2007, at Sunriver Resort's Meadows Course in Sunriver, Ore.