Far Hills, N.J. (March 9) – Beginning in 2012, the United States Golf Association will shift its schedule for future U.S. Amateur and U.S. Women’s Amateur Championships to help avoid conflicts between the competitive golf season and the fall academic calendar.
“Starting in 2012, our goal, for the most part, will be to end the Women’s Amateur on the second Sunday in August and the U.S. Amateur on the third Sunday in August,” said Jeff Hall, USGA managing director of Rules and Competitions. “Our intent is to give a large majority of the players who are still students a chance to compete in the national amateur championship and begin their fall class schedules on time.”
The 2012 U.S. Amateur at Cherry Hills Country Club in Cherry Hills Village, Colo., was originally scheduled for Aug. 20-26. It will now be played Aug. 13-19. The 2013 U.S. Amateur at The Country Club in Brookline, Mass., will be conducted Aug. 12-18. In some instances, the final day of the U.S. Amateur will not fall on the third Sunday in August.
The 2011 U.S. Women’s Amateur will be played Aug. 8-14 at Rhode Island Country Club in Barrington, R.I. The 2011 U.S. Amateur will be played Aug. 22-28 at Erin Hills in Erin, Wis. An updated chart for future USGA competitions can be viewed at: http://www.usga.org/ChampsSchedule.aspx