2019 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur Fast FactsForest Highlands Golf Club, Flagstaff, Ariz.

Lauren Greenlief, in 2015, became the youngest champion in U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur Championship history. (USGA/Matt Sullivan)
   
Championship Venue Forest Highlands Golf Club, Flagstaff, Ariz.
Opened 1999 (Meadows Course)
Architect Tom Weiskopf (Meadows Course)
Dates of Championship September 14-19
Field 132 Competitors
Yardage/Par 6,393 yards/Par 72
Entries Accepted 388
Sectional Qualifying Qualifying was held from August 1-19 at various sites around the country and Mexico
Eligibility Open to any female golfer who has reached her 25th birthday by Sept. 14 and whose Handicap Index does not exceed 9.4.
Exempt Players (23) Michelle Butler (2018 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur semifinalist)
Kelsey Chugg (2017 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur champion; 2018 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur runner-up)
Clare Connolly (2018 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur quarterfinalist)
Lauren Greenlief (2015 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur champion; 2018 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur quarterfinalist)
Mary Jane Hiestand (2017 U.S.. Women's Mid-Amateur runner-up)
Julia Hodgson (2018 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur quarterfinalist)
Amanda Jacobs (Top 25 age-eligible points leader in the Women's World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Gretchen Johnson (2018 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur semifinalist)
Shannon Johnson (2018 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur champion)
Tara Joy-Connelly (Top 25 age-eligible points leader in the Women's Amateur Golf Ranking)
Ina Kim-Schaad (Top 25 age-eligible points leader in the Women's World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Martha Leach (2009 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur champion)
Marissa Mar (2017 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur semifinalist)
Courtney McKim (Top 25 age-eligible points leader in the Women's World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Ellen Port (2011 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur champion)
Julia Potter-Bobb (2013, 2016 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur champion)
Margaret Starosto (2014 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur champion)
Meghan Stasi (2010, 2012 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur champion; 2018 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur quarterfinalist)
Lara Tennant (2018 U.S. Senior Women's Amateur champion)
Susan West (Top 25 age-eligible points leader in the Women's World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Corey Weworski (Top 25 age-eligible points leader in the Women's World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Dawn Woodard (Top 25 age-eligible points leader in the Women's World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Sue Wooster (2018 U.S. Senior Women's Amateur runner-up)
Hole by Hole (NOTE: The nines have been reversed for the championship)
Hole 1: 365 yards (par 4)
Hole 2: 188 yards (par 3)
Hole 3: 310 yards (par 4)
Hole 4: 369 yards (par 4)
Hole 5: 519 yards (par 5)
Hole 6: 403 yards (par 4)
Hole 7: 411 yards (par 4)
Hole 8: 172 yards (par 4)
Hole 9: 506 yards (par 5)
OUT: 3,243 yards (par 36)
Hole 10: 394 yards (par 4)
Hole 11: 152 yards (par 3)
Hole 12: 508 yards (par 5)
Hole 13: 396 yards (par 4)
Hole 14: 536 yards (par 5)
Hole 15: 289 yards (par 4)
Hole 16: 389 yards (par 4)
Hole 17: 127 yards (par 3)
Hole 18: 359 yards (par 4)
IN: 3,150 yards (par 36)
TOTAL: 6,393 yards (par 72)
Fast Fact Forest Highlands sits 6,995 feet above sea level, meaning players will have to adjust their yardages for the elevation of the course
2018 Championship Shannon Johnson, 35, of Norton, Mass., who was the runner-up in 2016 and a semifinalist in 2017, finally claimed the title with a 1-up victory over defending champion Kelsey Chugg, of Salt Lake City, Utah, in the 18-hole final at Norwood Hills Country Club in St. Louis, Mo. To read more, click here.
Quotable "It'll probably set in more tomorrow, but I've never played in a professional event before, and it's going to be an unbelievable experience for my first to be the U.S. Women's Open. I've tried to qualify a couple of times, but it's tough, you have to play unbelievably in those qualifiers. I'm really looking forward to the whole experience." -- Shannon Johnson on earning an exemption into the 2019 U.S. Women's Open
Notable Events at Forest Highlands Golf Club 1991 Pacific Coast Amateur (David Berganio Jr.)
1996 U.S. Junior Amateur (Shane McMenamy)
2001 Pacific Coast Amateur (Corey Prugh)
2006 U.S. Mid-Amateur (Dave Womack)
2014 U.S. Girls' Junior (Princess Mary Superal)
Past U.S. Women's Mid-Amateurs in Arizona (2) 1991: Desert Highlands Golf Club, Scottsdale (Sarah LeBrun Ingram)
2007: Desert Forest Golf Club, Carefree (Meghan Stasi)
Notable U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur Champions Martha Lang (1988); Carol Semple Thompson (1990, 1997); Sarah LeBrun Ingram (1991, 1993-94); Ellen Port (1995-96, 2000, 2011); Virginia Derby Grimes (1998) Meghan Stasi (2006-07, 2010, 2012); Martha Leach (2009); Julia Potter-Bobb (2013, 2016); Margaret Starosto (2014); Lauren Greenlief (2015); Kelsey Chugg (2017)
Notable U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur Runners-up Pat Cornett (1987); Page Marsh Lea (1989-90); Martha Lang (1991); Carol Semple Thompson (1992); Brenda Corrie Kuehn (1995); Mina Hardin (2001); Ellen Port (2002); Virginia Derby Grimes (2004); Laura Coble (2009); Margaret Starosto (2013, 2015); Julia Potter-Bobb (2014); Kelsey Chugg (2018)
Schedule of Play Saturday, Sept. 14 (Stroke Play, Round 1, 18 holes)
Sunday, Sept. 15 (Stroke Play, Round 2, 18 holes)
Monday, Sept. 16 (Round of 64, match play)
Tuesday, Sept. 17 (Round of 32/Round of 16, match play)
Wednesday, Sept. 18 (Quarterfinals/Semifinals, match play)
Thursday, Sept. 19 (Championship Match, 18 holes)
Match-Play Cut The low 64 scorers from stroke play will qualify for match play. If necessary, a playoff will be conducted to determine the final spots in the draw.
Future Sites 2020: Berkeley Hall Club, Bluffton, S.C./Aug. 29-Sept. 3