2018 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur Fast Facts September 13, 2018 | Far Hills, N.J. By David Shefter, USGA

Julia Potter owns a pair of U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur titles, winning in 2013 and 2016. (USGA/Jared Wickerham)

U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur Home

Championship Venue Norwood Hills Country Club, St. Louis, Mo.
Dates of Championship September 22-27
Opened Early 1920s
Architect Wayne Stiles
Field 132 players
Yardage/Par 6,176 yards, par 72
Course/Slope Rating 75.9/131
Entries Accepted 398
Eligibility Open to any female golfer who has reached her 25th birthday by Sept. 22 and whose Handicap Index does not exceed 9.4.
Sectional Qualifying Sectional qualifying was conducted at 29 sites from Aug. 6-30.
Exempt Players (18) Kelsey Chugg (2017 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur champion)
Lauren Greenlief (2015 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur champion; Quarterfinalist in 2018 U.S. Women's Amateur)
Hayley Hammond (2017 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur quarterfinalist)
Olivia Herrick (2016 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur semifinalist)
Mary Jane Hiestand (2017 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur runner-up)
Amanda Jacobs (2017 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur quarterfinalist)
Linda Jeffery (Special exemption by the USGA)
Shannon Johnson (2016 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur runner-up)
Judith Kyrinis (2017 U.S. Senior Women's Amateur champion)
Martha Leach (2009 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur champion)
Marissa Mar (2017 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur semifinalist)
Courtney McKim (2017 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur quarterfinalist)
Ellen Port (2011 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur champion; 2016 U.S. Senior Women's Amateur champion)
Julia Potter-Bobb (2013 and 2016 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur champion)
Christina Proteau (Special exemption from the USGA)
Patricia Schremmer (2016 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur semifinalist)
Margaret Starosto (2014 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur champion; 2015 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur runner-up)
Meghan Stasi (2010 and 2012 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur champion)
2017 Championship Kelsey Chugg, 26, of Salt Lake City, Utah, claimed the title in her first-ever appearance, defeating 58-year-old Mary Jane Hiestand, 3 and 1, in the final match at Champions Golf Club in Houston, Texas. The competition was moved to Champions G.C. and held five weeks later than scheduled due to Hurricane Irma. The hurricane damaged Quail Creek Country Club in Naples, Fla., enough to force USGA officials to move the competition. 
Quotable “It’s just been a crazy week – I can’t believe I pulled it off. This is really exciting for me to be able to bring this home for Utah and the golf community there.” -- Kelsey Chugg
Notable Events at Norwood Hills 1931 Missouri State Amateur (Bryan Winter)
1938 Missouri State Amateur (Walter Blevins)
1948 PGA Championship (Ben Hogan)
1955 LPGA St. Louis Invitational (Louise Suggs)
1956 LPGA St. Louis Invitational (Fay Crocker)
1965 LPGA St. Louis Invitational (Mary Mills)
1966 LPGA St. Louis Invitational (Kathy Whitworth)
1967 LPGA St. Louis Invitational (Kathy Whitworth)
1968 LPGA St. Louis Invitational (Kathy Whitworth)
1969 LPGA St. Louis Invitational (Sandra Haynie)
1972 PGA Greater St. Louis Classic (Lee Trevino)
1973 PGA Greater St. Louis Classic (Gene Littler)
1981 Missouri State Amateur (Jim Holtgrieve)
2001 U.S. Senior Amateur (Kemp Richardson)
2014 Missouri State Amateur (Joey Johnson)
U.S. Women's Mid-Amateurs in Missouri (1) 2001: Fox Run Golf Club, Eureka (Laura Shanahan)
Notable U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur Champions Martha Lang (1988); Carol Semple Thompson (1990, 1997); Sarah LeBrun Ingram (1991, 1993-94); Ellen Port (1995-96, 2000, 2011); Virginia Derby Grimes (1998) Meghan Stasi (2006-07, 2010, 2012); Martha Leach (2009); Julia Potter-Bobb (2013, 2016); Margaret Starosto (2014)
Notable U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur Runners-Up Pat Cornett (1987); Page Marsh Lea (1989-90); Martha Lang (1991); Carol Semple Thompson (1992); Brenda Corrie Kuehn (1995); Mina Hardin (2001); Ellen Port (2002); Virginia Derby Grimes (2004); Laura Coble (2009); Margaret Starosto (2013, 2015); Julia Potter-Bobb (2014)
Schedule of Play Saturday, Sept. 22 (Stroke Play, Round 1, 18 holes)
Sunday, Sept. 23 (Stroke Play, Round 2, 18 holes)
Monday, Sept. 24 (Round of 64, match play)
Tuesday, Sept. 25 (Round of 32/Round of 16, match play)
Wednesday, Sept. 26 (Quarterfinals/Semifinals, match play)
Thursday, Sept. 27 (Championship Match, 18 holes)
Match-Play Cut The low 64 scorers from stroke play will qualify for match play. If necessary, a playoff will be conducted to determine the final spots in the draw.
Future Sites 2019: Forest Highlands Golf Club, Flagstaff, Ariz./Sept. 14-19
2020: Berkeley Hall Club, Bluffton, S.C./Aug. 29-Sept. 3