2016 U.S. Senior Women's Amateur Fast Facts


Championship Venue

Wellesley (Mass.) Country Club




Donald Ross (Renovations by Geoffrey Cornish, Brian Silva, Craig Schreiner and Mark Mungeam)

Entries Open

Week of May 2

Entries Close

Aug. 3

Dates of Championship

Sept. 17-22

Field Size



Any female amateur who has reached 50 years of age as of Sept. 17, and whose Handicap Index does not exceed 18.4

2015 Championship

Karen Garcia def. Pamela Kuong, 1 up; Hillwood Country Club, Nashville, Tenn.


“I’m in shock. To win a USGA event, to think of all the people before me that have their name on this trophy; I’ve played in five Mid-Ams and a State Team and never even came close.” – Karen Garcia

Notable Past Events at Wellesley Country Club

2003 USGA Women’s State Team (Ohio)
2010 Massachusetts Open (James Hazen)

Notable Wellesley Moment

The club hosted Francis Ouimet for two days in mid-September of 1913, ahead of his remarkable upset playoff victory over British stalwarts Ted Ray and Harry Vardon in the U.S. Open at The Country Club in nearby Brookline, Mass.

Notable U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur  Champions

Maureen Orcutt (1962, 1966); Carolyn Cudone (1969-72); Dorothy Porter (1977, 1980-81, 1983); Alice Dye (1978-79); Marlene Stewart Streit (1985, 1994, 2003); Anne Sander (1987, 1989-90, 1993); Carol Semple Thompson (1999-2002); Diane Lang (2005-06, 2008); Ellen Port (2012-13)

Notable U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Runners-Up

Glenna Collett Vare (1962); Ann Gregory (1971); Carolyn Cudone (1974-75); Alice Dye (1977, 1981, 1989); Cecile Maclaurin (1978-80); Marlene Stewart Streit (1986, 1988, 1990, 1995-96); Anne Sander (1991-92); Toni Wiesner (1997, 2000, 2008)

Schedule of Play

Sept. 17 (First Round, 18 holes, stroke play)
Sept. 18 (Second Round, 18 holes, stroke play)
Sept. 19 (Round of 64, match play)
Sept. 20 (Round of 32/Round of 16, match play)
Sept. 21 (Quarterfinals/Semifinals, match play)
Sept. 22 (Championship Match, 18 holes)

Future Sites

2017 (Waverley Country Club/Portland, Ore./Sept. 9-14)