The Country Club Of North Carolina
To Host 2010 U.S. Girls' Junior
Event will be second USGA championship for Pinehurst-area club following 1980 U.S. Amateur won by Hal Sutton
February 11, 2009
Far Hills, N.J. - The United States Golf Association announced today that The Country Club of North Carolina in Pinehurst, N.C., will host the 2010 U.S. Girls' Junior Championship. The dates of the championship will be July 19-24, 2010.
"The members of The Country Club of North Carolina are excited and honored to host the 2010 U.S. Girls' Junior Championship," said Dr. John N. Ellis, club president. "It will have been 30 years since the U.S. Amateur was played on our Dogwood course, and we are very pleased to welcome back the USGA for another championship. The Dogwood course is well known for its beauty and challenge, and we are confident that the players will find the course a demanding but enjoyable test of their skills."
Designed by Ellis Maples and Willard Byrd and opened in 1963, the Dogwood course was the site of the 1980 U.S. Amateur Championship (won by Hal Sutton), and has also hosted six Southern Amateurs, seven North Carolina Amateurs and three Carolina Amateurs.
The state of North Carolina has hosted 24 previous USGA championships, and will also host two other USGA championships in 2010: the U.S. Amateur Public Links at Bryan Park Golf Course in Greensboro from July 12-17, and the U.S. Women's Amateur at Charlotte Country Club from Aug. 9-15.
The 2009 U.S. Girls' Junior Championship will be played at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., from July 20-25. First contested in 1949, the U.S. Girls' Junior is open to female golfers who have not reached their 18th birthday and have a USGA Handicap Index ® that does not exceed 18.4.
About the USGA
The USGA is the national governing body of golf in the USA and Mexico, a combined territory that includes more than half the world'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.
The USGA also writes the Rules of Golf, conducts equipment testing, provides expert course maintenance consultations, funds research for better turf and a better environment, maintains a Handicap System and administers an ongoing "For the Good of the Game" grants program, which has allocated more than $63 million over 12 years to successful programs that bring the game's values to youths from disadvantaged backgrounds and people with disabilities. For more information about the USGA, visit www.usga.org .