Hartford (Conn.) Golf Club To Host 2008 U.S. Girls' Junior
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Far Hills, N.J. - Hartford Golf Club in West Hartford, Conn., has been selected by the United States Golf Association as the site of the 2008 U.S. Girls' Junior Championship. The dates of the championship will be July 21-26.
Hartford Golf Club took root through the work of club employees in 1896 and Devereaux Emmett and Donald Ross added their contributions to the layout in 1914.
Hartford Golf Club will be hosting its second USGA Championship. Previously, the club was the site of the 1996 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship, won John "Spider" Miller.
"The members of the Hartford Golf Club are delighted to have another opportunity to host a USGA championship," said co-chairmen Carol Galbraith. "It's been 10 years since we had the U.S. Mid-Amateur, which also marked the Club's 100th anniversary.
"We look forward to welcoming the participants of the 2008 Girls' Junior and know from experience that it will be a very exciting week and a memorable event for all of us."
Prior to 2008, the Girls' Junior will be played at Tacoma Country and Golf Club in Lakewood, Wash., from July 23-28, 2007.
The Girls' Junior, for female amateurs who have not reached their 18th birthday at the time of the championship and who have a USGA Handicap Indexes not exceeding 18.4., is one of 13 national championships conducted annually by the USGA, 10 of which are strictly for amateurs.
Notable past winners of the Girls' Junior include Mickey Wright (1952), JoAnne Gunderson Carner (1956), Hollis Stacy (1969-72), Nancy Lopez (1972, 1974) and Amy Alcott (1973).