Carolinas Golf Magazine

SPR 2019

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is the longest-running championship open to women professionals and amateurs. This is the second USGA Championship being hosted at Country Club of Charleston and the 18th hosted in the state of South Carolina. The U.S. Women's Open was hosted in South Carolina once before – 1962 at Dunes Golf & Beach Club in Myrtle Beach. Dates: May 30–June 2 Site: Country Club of Charleston (S.C.) Course Architect: Seth Raynor, opened in 1900. Fun Facts: Former CGA President and General Chairman of the 2019 U.S. Women's Open Frank Ford III has qualified for 30 USGA events. It's an impressive tally especially considering he didn't qualify for his first until the age of 27. Ford is also a nine-time CGA champion. Past USGA Events held at Country Club of Charleston: 2013 U.S. Women's Amateur (Emma Talley) Last Year's Champion: Thai golfer Ariya Jutanugarn won in a four-hole playoff at Shoal Creek Club. Jutanugarn would go on to win the LPGA Player of the Year title. Carolinas Qualifying Site: April 29, Starmount Forest Country Club in Greensboro, N.C. U.S. Senior Amateur Old Chatham Golf Club in Durham, N.C., is the only Carolina-based club in this year's championship lineup that is hosting its first USGA Championship. Since its founding in 2001, the club has always shown a strong commitment to amateur golf by host- ing several USGA qualifiers and CGA Champi- onships. Last year, the CGA held the Carolinas Senior Four-ball Championship at Old Chatham. Expect to see many of last year's participants play well in this year's U.S. Senior Amateur. Dates: August 24–29 Site: Old Chatham Golf Club in Durham, N.C. Course Architect: Rees Jones, opened in 2001. Fun Facts: Legendary University of North Carolina men's basketball coach Dean Smith and former USGA president and Carolinas Golf Hall of Fame HAVE MID-SEASON FORM ALL YEAR LONG. O r a n g e W h i p G o l f . c o m Ariya Jutanugarn, the reigning LPGA Player of the Year, became the first golfer, male or female, from Thailand to win a major championship.

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