Old Warson Country Club To Host 2009 U.S. Women's Amateur
April 12, 2007
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Far Hills, N.J. - Old Warson Country Club in St. Louis, Mo., has been selected by the United States Golf Association as the site of the 2009 U.S. Women's Amateur Championship. The dates of the championship are Aug. 3-9.
|A view of the 14th hole at Old Warson, which will be holding its second USGA championship. (Courtesy Old Warson Country Club)
Designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. and opened in 1954, Old Warson will be hosting its second USGA Championship. Previously, the club was the site of the 1999 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship, won by Danny Green. The course features rolling terrain, tree-lined fairways and large undulating greens.
Old Warson Country Club was most notably the host of the 1971 Ryder Cup Matches. In addition, the club has hosted several U.S. Open Sectional qualifying rounds, and many St. Louis Metropolitan Amateur Golf Association Championships.
The U.S. Women's Amateur is making its third stop in the state of Missouri, previously held at St. Louis Country Club in 1925 and 1972.
"Old Warson is indeed honored to once again host a USGA national championship, said Daniel J. Devereux, the championship's general chairman. "The club is poised to present a challenging golf course to test the finest women amateur golfers in the world."
Prior to 2009, the U.S. Women's Amateur will be played at Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel, Ind., from Aug. 6-12, 2007; and at Eugene Country Club in Eugene, Ore., from Aug. 4-10, 2008.
The U.S. Women's Amateur, for female amateurs who have USGA Handicap Indexes not exceeding 5.4., is one of 13 national championships conducted annually by the USGA, 10 of which are strictly for amateurs.
The USGA is the national governing body of golf in this country and Mexico, a combined territory that includes more than half the game's golfers and golf courses.
The Association's most visible role is played out each season in conducting 13 national championships, including the U.S. Open, U.S. Women's Open and U.S. Senior Open. Ten additional USGA national championships are exclusively for amateurs, and include the U.S. Amateur and the U.S. Women's Amateur.
For more information, please contact the USGA Championships Department at (908) 234-2300.