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U.S. Senior Women's Amateur Golf Championship
September 09 - 14 2017
Portland, OR

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Waverley Country Club
1100 SE Waverly Dr
Portland, OR  97222-7415
phone: (503) 654-6521
url: www.waverley.cc

Tournament Overview

The USGA Senior Women's Amateur is open to female golfers with a USGA Handicap Index not exceeding 18.4, who will have reached their 50th birthday on or before the first day of the championship. It is one of 13 national championships conducted annually by the USGA, 10 of which are strictly for amateurs.

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Sep 22, 2016U.S. Senior Women's Amateur: Ellen Port claims Seventh USGA title
Sep 21, 2016U.S. Senior Women's Amateur: Karen Garcia one step closer to repeating, semifinals set
Sep 21, 2016U.S. Senior Women's Amateur: Ellen Port vs. Andrea Kraus in Title Tilt
Sep 20, 2016U.S. Senior Women's Amateur: Karen Garcia, top-three remain
Sep 19, 2016U.S. Senior Women's Amateur: On a Rainy Day Top-Seeds Advance
Sep 18, 2016Judith Kyrinis takes U.S. Senior Women's Amateur Medalist honors
Sep 17, 2016Judith Kyrinis is U.S. Senior Women's first round leader
Sep 14, 2016U.S. Senior Women's Amateur tees off Saturday Wellesley Country Club
Oct 01, 2015Karen Garcia wins U.S. Women's Senior
Sep 30, 2015Semifinals set at U.S. Senior Women's Amateur
Sep 29, 2015Weather-delayed U.S. Senior Women's Amateur completes second round
Sep 28, 2015Maria de Orueta beats top seed at U.S. Senior Women's Amateur
Sep 27, 2015Mary Ann Hayward is the U.S. Senior Women's Amateur medalist
Sep 18, 2014Joan Higgins wins U.S. Senior Women's Amateur
Sep 17, 2014Higgins, Kyrinis to square off in U.S. Senior Women's Amateur final
Sep 16, 2014Quarterfinals set at U.S. Senior Women's Amateur
Sep 15, 2014Medalist Port among 32 women moving on at U.S. Senior Amateur
Sep 14, 2014Ellen Port is medalist at U.S. Women's Senior Amateur by nine shots
Sep 13, 2014Two-time defending champion Ellen Port shares lead at U.S. Senior Women's Amateur
Sep 26, 2013Port to face Cohn in USGA Sr. Women's final
Sep 26, 2013Ellen Port defends USGA Senior Women's title
Sep 24, 2013USGA Women's Senior moves to quarterfinals
Sep 23, 2013Akemi Khaiat medalist at USGA Women's Senior
Sep 23, 2013USGA Senior Women's: Match play begins
Sep 21, 2013Port set to defend at USGA Women's Senior
Sep 21, 2013Japan's Khaiat leads USGA Women's Sr.
Sep 18, 2013U.S. Women's Senior: Storylines to follow
Sep 13, 2012Ellen Port wins U.S. Senior Women's Amateur
Sep 12, 2012Finalists set at U.S. Senior Women's Am
Sep 11, 2012Ace secures 2nd-round match at U.S. Sr. Womens
Sep 10, 2012Schlesinger advances at U.S. Sr. Women's Am
Sep 09, 2012Schlesinger repeats as medalist at U.S. Sr. Women's
Sep 08, 2012Schlesinger leads weather-plagued U.S. Sr. Women's
Sep 15, 2011Frohnmayer captures U.S. Senior Women's Am
Sep 14, 2011U.S. Senior Women's: Hardin, Frohnmayer to meet in finale
Sep 13, 2011Down to quarterfinals at Senior Women's Am
Sep 13, 2011Quarterfinalists at the Women's Senior Amateur
Sep 12, 2011U.S. Senior Women's Am: Medalist advances
Sep 11, 2011Schlesinger medals at U.S. Senior Women's Am
Sep 10, 2011Hayward Leads USGA Senior Women's Amateur
Oct 14, 2010Hardin Wins U.S. Women's Senior Am
Oct 13, 2010Down To Final Four At Senior Women's Amateur
Oct 13, 2010Frazier, Hardin to Meet in Senior Women's Amateur Finals
Oct 12, 2010Past Champs Advance at U.S. Women's Senior Amateur
Oct 11, 2010U.S. Senior Women's Am
Oct 10, 2010Klasse is Medalist at US Senior Women's Am
Oct 09, 2010Three tied for lead at USGA Women's Senior
Sep 17, 2009Herman wins USGA Senior Women's Am
Sep 16, 2009Quarterfinals set at USGA Senior Women's Amateur
Sep 13, 2009Higgins Medalist at U.S. Women's Senior
Sep 25, 2008USGA Senior Women's Am: Lang Tops Wiesner
Sep 24, 2008USGA Senior Women's Amateur: Lang vs. Wiesner in Final
Sep 22, 2008U.S. Senior Women's Am: Higgins on a roll
Sep 21, 2008U.S. Senior Women's Am: Creekmore is medalist
Sep 20, 2008Senior Women's Amateur: Higgins, Mohler lead after 1
Sep 18, 2008Senior Women's Amateur preview
Sep 06, 2007U.S. Women's Senior Am: Schultz in 20 holes
Sep 05, 2007U.S. Women's Senior Am: Final match set
Sep 04, 2007U.S. Women's Senior Am: 16 move on to quarters
Sep 03, 2007U.S. Senior Women's Am: Medalist Moore to Rd. 2
Oct 12, 2006USGA Sr. Women's Am: Title Defense a Go for Lang
Oct 11, 2006USGA Sr. Women's Am: Lang to play Schultz in Final
Oct 09, 2006USGA Sr Women's Am: Medalist, Def. Champ Advance
Oct 08, 2006USGA Senior Women's Am: Mourque D'Algue is Medalist
Sep 22, 2005USGA Senior Women's Amateur: Its Lang
Sep 21, 2005USGA Senior Women's Amateur: Final is set
Sep 20, 2005USGA Senior Women's Amateur: Past Champions Continue On
Sep 19, 2005USGA Senior Women's Amateur: Round One
Sep 18, 2005USGA Senior Women's Amateur: 2nd rd will finish tomorrow
Sep 17, 2005USGA Senior Women's Amateur: Seven-time USGA Champion leads

Results Archive:

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Place  Pts
WinMOEllen PortSt. Louis, MO400
Runner-upMDAndrea KrausBaltimore, MD250
SemifinalsCAKaren GarciaCool, CA150
SemifinalsGALaura CobleAugusta, GA150
MedalistCanadaJudith KyrinisCanada150
QuarterfinalsCanadaJudith KyrinisCanada100
QuarterfinalsCACaryn WilsonRancho Mirage, CA100
QuarterfinalsAZKim EatonTempe, AZ100
QuarterfinalsMDLisa SchlesingerLaytonsville, MD100
Final 16CAEvelyn OrleyCardiff, CA50
Final 16FLLin CulverPalm Coast, FL50
Final 16MISydney WellsMenominee, MI50
Final 16CALynne CowanDavis, CA50
Final 16TXMarilyn HardyHouston, TX50
Final 16NHDana HarrityN. Hampton, NH50
Final 16LAJulie HarrisonBaton Rouge, LA50
Final 16CAStacey CamaraWindsor, CA50

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The Senior Women's Amateur Championship was inaugurated in 1962 for women golfers age 50 and older.

By the late 1950s, a number of senior women's golf organizations had been formed, principally to conduct tournaments, but there was no existing tournament to determine the national champion. The USGA was requested to step in, and in January 1962, the Executive Committee approved such a competition.

In its own quiet way, senior women's golf has flourished over the years.

Several major competitions have sprung up throughout the country, and, with the expansion of women's golf, the number of quality senior players has increased dramatically. Many women, aged 50 and over, for the first time find they have the requisite time for top-level competitive golf. Additionally, some of the nation's finest amateurs have advanced into this age group and still seek to test their talent and experience on a championship level. Many women who enter these competitions also have been instrumental in the development of women's golf in this country, encouraging younger players, and conducting tournaments at all levels.

The first Senior Women's Amateur Championship, in 1962, at the Manufacturer's Golf and Country Club in Oreland, Pa., was a stroke-play showdown of two longtime rivals. Maureen Orcutt, a four-time Curtis Cup player, finished with a 54-hole score of 240, seven strokes ahead of Glenna Collett Vare. In the 1920s and 1930s, Vare reigned as this country's finest woman player with a record six victories in the U.S. Women's Amateur.

Great players of the past have thus far dominated the Senior Women's Amateur. Carolyn Cudone, another former Curtis Cupper, won the championship five times in succession between 1968 and 1972.

Dorothy Porter won four Senior Women's Amateur championships and is one of only four players to have also captured the U.S. Women's Amateur. In 1993, Anne Sander, the Women's Amateur champion in 1958, 1961 and 1963, won her fourth Senior Women's Amateur.

Marlene Stewart Streit, U.S. Women's Amateur champion in 1956, won the Senior Women's Amateur in 1985 and 1994 and was runner-up a record five times. The 38- year span between Streit's first and last USGA titles is the longest among all USGA champions.

Carol Semple Thompson won the 1973 Women's Amateur and added her fourth Senior Women's Amateur title in 2002.

After 35 years of stroke-play champions, the 1997 championship became the first Senior Women's Amateur to be conducted at match play. It was the last of the 10 national amateur championships to adopt a match-play format.

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