Charlotte Country Club To Host 2010 U.S. Women's Amateur

April 23, 2007
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Far Hills, N.J.  - Charlotte (N.C.) Country Club has been selected to host the 2010 U.S. Women's Amateur championship, the United States Golf Association has announced. The championship will be played from Aug. 9-15.

The Charlotte Country Club golf course was designed by Donald Ross and opened in 1910.

The 2010 U.S. Women's Amateur will be the third USGA championship at the club. Previously, the club has hosted the 1972 U.S. Amateur (won by Vinny Giles) and the 2000 USGA Senior Amateur (won by Bill Shean). The Women's Amateur will be making its fifth appearance in North Carolina, the last being in 1999 at Biltmore Forest in Asheville.

Charlotte Country Club has a storied golf history, especially as it relates to amateur golf. In addition to USGA championships, the club has hosted many Carolinas Golf Association championships and several Southern Amateur Championships.

"We are quite excited by the opportunity to host our third USGA championship," said Doug Buchanan, co-general chairman. "Our membership speaks fondly of our prior events and the 2010 Women's Amateur will allow our younger members to enjoy the same personal association with a USGA championship."

The U.S. Women's Amateur is open to any female amateur who meets the Handicap Index limit requirement of 5.4.

Prior to 2010 the Women's Amateur will be played at Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel, Ind., from Aug. 6-12, 2007; at Eugene Country Club in Eugene, Ore., from Aug. 4-10, 2008, and at Old Warson Country Club in St. Louis, Mo., from Aug. 3-9, 2009.

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