The Broadmoor Golf Club in Seattle, Wash., has been chosen by the USGA as the host site for the 62nd U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship, which is scheduled to be contested Sept. 21-26, 2024.
“The USGA is excited to bring the U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship to Broadmoor Golf Club,” said Tracy Parsons, championship director. “This championship showcases senior women’s golf and encourages women to play competitively through all stages of life. These athletes embody the spirit and passion of the amateur game and will undoubtedly enjoy this challenging course.”
Broadmoor has a long-standing history of hosting USGA championships, including the 1961 U.S. Girls’ Junior, which was won by Mary Lowell, the 1974 and 1984 U.S. Women’s Amateurs, won by Cynthia Hill and Deb Richard, respectively, and the 1996 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur, won by Gayle Borthwick.
“Broadmoor Golf Club and our surrounding community are looking forward to welcoming the USGA and its competitors to Seattle,” said Louis Peterson, club president. “Our club is thrilled to provide a test for the top senior amateur players in the world and we are eager for 2024 to arrive to watch them compete.”
Designed by A. Vernon Macan and opened in 1927, Broadmoor has hosted several other nationally recognized tournaments, including the Seattle Open, which has been won by Byron Nelson (1945), Dave Marr (1961), Jack Nicklaus (1962 – his second victory as a professional) and Billy Casper (1964). The 1952 Women’s Weathervane Tournament also took place at Broadmoor, with four-time U.S. Women’s Open champion Betsy Rawls hoisting the trophy.
Broadmoor also hosted the 1999 Men’s Pac-10 Championship, won by Paul Casey of Arizona State, who shot 60 in the final round, the course record for men. In 2007, Broadmoor hosted the Pac-10 Women’s Championship, which was won by two-time USGA champion Tiffany Joh of UCLA, with ASU’s Anna Nordqvist placing second. During this tournament, Nordqvist shot 68 to set the course record for women.
The U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship is open to female amateur golfers who are 50 years of age by the final day of the championship and whose Handicap Index® does not exceed 14.4. Notable champions include longtime Broadmoor member Anne Quast Sander, a four-time champion and a longtime member at Broadmoor (1987, 1989-90, 1993); Alice Dye (1978-79); Marlene Stewart Streit (1985, 1994, 2003); Carol Semple Thompson (1999-2002); Ellen Port (2012-13, 2016), and Lara Tennant (2018-19, 2021). U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur champions also earn an exemption into the following year’s U.S. Senior Women’s Open Championship.
The 2022 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur will be the first USGA championship played in Alaska and takes place from July 30-Aug. 4 at Anchorage Golf Course. The 2023 championship will take place at Troon Country Club in Scottsdale, Ariz. from Sept. 30-Oct.5. The 2024 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur will be the 29th USGA championship in Washington, and the third time the U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur will be played there.