The COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of 10 USGA championships in 2020, but two sites that were scheduled to host this year will now have the opportunity to do so in 2021. The 34th U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship will be held at Berkeley Hall Club in Bluffton, S.C., from Sept. 25-30, 2021, and the 59th U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship will take place at The Lakewood Club in Point Clear, Ala., from Sept. 10-15, 2021.
Berkeley Hall Club and The Lakewood Club were previously scheduled to hold their respective championships in 2020, but both were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Berkeley Hall Club and our surrounding community are thrilled that we were able to work with the USGA to ensure the 34th U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship will still be taking place here,” said Adam Kushner, general manager/COO of Berkeley Hall Club. “The opportunity to host some of the most talented amateur players in the world is something that we have been preparing for, and are glad that it will still be able to come to fruition. After this challenging year, next year’s U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur is something we will all look forward to more than ever.”
The 2021 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur will be Berkeley Hall Club’s third USGA championship, as the club hosted both the Men’s and Women’s USGA State Team Championships in 2005. The championship will be played on the club’s North Course, a Tom Fazio design that opened in 2001. The 2005 Women’s State Team was won by a Georgia team led by Laura Coble, who has played in 14 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateurs, including a runner-up finish in 2009. First played in 1987, the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur is open to female amateurs age 25 and older with a Handicap Index® not exceeding 9.4.