U.S. WOMEN'S MID-AMATEUR
USGA to Relocate U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur From Quail Creek
September 19, 2017 | Far Hills, N.J.
The 31st U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship, originally slated for Oct. 7-12 at Quail Creek Country Club in Naples, Fla., will be relocated to a new venue to be identified at a later date, the USGA announced Tuesday.
This follows last week’s announcement that the championship would be postponed due to the impact of Hurricane Irma on the region, including extensive flooding and damage sustained by Quail Creek’s course and clubhouse.
“Our thoughts continue to be with our good friends at Quail Creek, and with everyone affected by this storm as they continue to recover and rebuild,” said Rachel Sadowski, U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship director. “The USGA remains committed to conducting this championship, and we are working diligently to secure a new venue that provides the ultimate test of golf for these exceptional athletes.”
Players were notified via email Tuesday of the change. More information on a revised date and venue will be delivered as plans are solidified.
Adverse weather conditions have impacted the location of USGA championships in the past, but a postponement or course change has never occurred this close to the start of a championship.
In 1992, the Wailua Golf Course in Lihue, Hawaii, incurred damage from Hurricane Iniki. This damage caused the USGA to announce in 1993 that it would swap the 1995 U.S. Amateur Public Links, scheduled to be hosted by Wailua, with Stow Acres Country Club in Stow, Mass., which had initially been selected to host the 1996 championship.
It was also announced in 1993 that the 1994 U.S. Amateur Public Links would be hosted at Eagle Bend Golf Course in Bigfork, Mont., instead of Northgate Golf Club in Reno, Nev., which was forced to withdraw its invitation due to severe drought conditions that adversely affected the course.