CordeValle To Host 2013 USGA Senior Women's Amateur 

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The 2013 Senior Women's Amateur will be the first USGA championship to be conducted at CordeValle in San Martin, Calif. (Courtesy of CordeValle)

Far Hills, N.J. (May 5, 2010) – CordeValle in San Martin, Calif., has been selected by the United States Golf Association as the site of the 2013 USGA Senior Women’s Amateur Championship. The dates of the championship are Sept. 21-26.

CordeValle was designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. and opened in 1999. The course, which is situated on 1,700 acres of gently rolling terrain in a northern California valley, utilizes the natural elevation changes of its peaks and canyons and is enhanced by broad meadows, streams, and striking sycamore and mature California oak trees.

This will be the first national championship conducted at the club, which hosted U.S. Open local qualifying in 2001, 2005 and 2008 and sectional qualifying for the U.S. Amateur in 2003 and 2006. The course has also hosted the CordeValle Collegiate since 2005. The PGA Tour Frys.Com Open will be contested at CordeValle from Oct. 11-17, 2010, and the 2011 PGA Cup will be played at the club.

“CordeValle is honored to be selected by the USGA, and we look forward to hosting the best female senior amateur players in the United States,” said Travis Skeesick, director of golf at CordeValle. “The course sets up well for exciting match play, and the players’ abilities will be tested on all levels. We hope this is the first of many USGA championships played at CordeValle.”

First contested in 1962, the USGA Senior Women’s Amateur is the national championship for female amateurs age 50 and older. Prior to 2013, the championship will be contested at Fiddlesticks Country Club in Fort Myers, Fla., from Oct. 9-14, 2010; at The Honors Course in Chattanooga, Tenn., from Sept. 10-15, 2011; and at Hershey (Pa.) Country Club from Sept. 8-13, 2012.

For further information about CordeValle, go to http://www.cordevallegolf.com/index.php

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