The United States Golf Association (USGA) announced sectional qualifying sites for the 2nd U.S. Senior Women’s Open Championship, which will be contested this May at Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club in Southern Pines, North Carolina.
Sectional qualifying, conducted over 18 holes, will take place at 17 courses between April 17-30. The U.S. Senior Women’s Open format mirrors that of the U.S. Open, U.S. Women’s Open and U.S. Senior Open championships—a walking-only, 72-hole stroke-play competition over four consecutive days. There will be a 36-hole cut including the top-50 players and ties.
This will be the sixth USGA championship contested at Pine Needles and the first since the 2007 U.S. Women’s Open, won by Cristie Kerr. The club, which hosted the 1996 and 2001 U.S. Women’s Opens, will also host the U.S. Women’s Open in 2022. The inaugural U.S. Senior Women’s Open was held in July at Chicago Golf Club in Wheaton, IL, and was won by World Golf Hall of Famer Laura Davies.
The Championship is open to any female competitor who is at least 50 years of age as of May 16 and whose Handicap Index® does not exceed 7.4. Online player registration begins on Monday, February 18. The entry deadline is 5 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, April 10.
2019 U.S. Senior Women’s Open Sectional Qualifying Sites
Wednesday, April 17
Bay Club at Mattapoisett, Mattapoisett, Massachusetts
San Antonio Country Club, San Antonio, Texas
Belle Haven Country Club, Alexandria, Virginia
Monday, April 22
Columbus Country Club, Columbus, Ohio
Tuesday, April 23
Briarwood Country Club, Sun City West, Arizona
The Club at Eaglebrooke, Lakeland, Florida
Capital City Club at Brookhaven, Atlanta, Georgia
Tamarisk Country Club, Rancho Mirage, California
Union League National Golf Club, Swainton, New Jersey
Wednesday, April 24
Country Club of Salisbury, Salisbury, North Carolina
Richland Country Club, Nashville, Tennessee
Thursday, April 25
Stanford Golf Course, Stanford, California
Monday, April 29
Glenmoor Country Club, Englewood, California
Tualatin Country Club, Tualatin, Colorado
Tuesday, April 30
Medinah Country Club (Course No. 2), Chicago, Illinois
Green Brook Country Club, North Caldwell, New Jersey
Edina Country Club, Edina, Minnesota
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