FAR HILLS, N.J. – The United States Golf Association today announced sectional qualifying sites for the 2015 U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship, to be held at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort in Bandon, Ore., May 9-13, 2015.
Conducted over 18 holes, sectional qualifying will be held at 28 sites across the United States from Aug. 25, 2014, to March 30, 2015. Player registration is available now and continues through 5 p.m. EDT on Aug. 6.U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Qualifying Sites Announced
Somerset Hills Country Club in Bernardsville, N.J., is among the qualifying sites and has hosted three USGA championships, including the 1960 Curtis Cup Match, when USA defeated Great Britain and Ireland, 14-4. The club has also hosted the 1973 and 1983 U.S. Women’s Amateurs, won by Amy Alcott and Kim Saiki, respectively.
Old Waverly Golf Club in West Point, Miss., is one of three courses that have hosted two USGA championships and are serving as sites for U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball sectional qualifying. Juli Inkster won the 1999 U.S. Women’s Open at Old Waverly, while Megan (Bolger) Stasi claimed the 2006 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur.
Gold Mountain Golf Club in Bremerton, Wash., hosted the 2006 U.S. Amateur Public Links and 2011 U.S. Junior Amateur, and Pasatiempo Golf Club in Santa Cruz, Calif., hosted the 1986 U.S. Women’s Amateur and 2004 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur.
There are sectional qualifying sites in 24 states. California has the most sectionals with three, while Florida and Texas have two each.
Seven courses are also sites for 2015 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball qualifying. Joining Gold Mountain Golf Club and Pasatiempo Golf Club in this group are TimberStone Golf Course in Caldwell, Idaho; StoneRidge Golf Club in Stillwater, Minn.; Pinewild Golf Club (Holly Course) in Pinehurst, N.C.; Spring Creek Golf Club in Gordonsville, Va.; and Red Hawk Golf Club in Las Cruces, N.M.
To be eligible for the U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball, a player must have a Handicap Index® not exceeding 14.4, with no age restrictions. Team partners will not be required to be from the same club, state or country, and substitution of partners will be permitted until the close of entries.
The U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball will consist of 64 two-player teams, each playing their own ball throughout the round. Each team’s score will be determined using their better-ball score for each hole. After 36 holes of stroke-play competition, the field will be reduced to the low 32 teams for the match-play portion of the championship.
The 2015 U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball will be played at the resort’s Pacific Dunes Course, where both 36-hole stroke-play qualifying and the championship’s match-play bracket will be conducted. It will be the fifth USGA championship hosted by Bandon Dunes Golf Resort.
2015 U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Qualifying Sites (28)
Walden on Lake Conroe G.C., Montgomery, Texas
The Lakes at Castle Hills, Lewisville, Texas
The Members Club at WildeWood, Columbia, S.C.
Gold Mountain G.C. (Olympic Course), Bremerton, Wash.
Silver Lake C.C., Silver Lake, Ohio
C.C. of New Canaan, New Canaan, Conn.
Mission Hills C.C. (Dinah Shore Tournament Course), Rancho Mirage, Calif.
TimberStone G.C., Caldwell, Idaho
Hillcrest C.C., Indianapolis, Ind.
Old Waverly G.C., West Point, Miss.
Deerpath G.C., Lake Forest, Ill.
StoneRidge G.C., Stillwater, Minn.
St. Clair C.C., St. Louis, Mo.
Somerset Hills C.C., Bernardsville, N.J.
The Oaks Course, Covington, Ga.
Spring Valley C.C., Sharon, Mass.
Spring Valley G.C., Elizabeth, Colo.
GreyStone G.C., Dickson, Tenn.
Bent Creek C.C., Lititz, Pa.
Chenal C.C. (Founders Course), Little Rock, Ark.
The Wanderers Club, Wellington, Fla.
Sewailo G.C., Tucson, Ariz.
La Costa Resort & Spa (Legends Course), Carlsbad, Calif.
Pinewild C.C. (Holly Course), Pinehurst, N.C.
The C.C. of Orlando, Orlando, Fla.
Pasatiempo G.C., Santa Cruz, Calif.
Red Hawk G.C., Las Cruces, N.M.
Spring Creek G.C., Gordonsville, Va.