San Diego CC to host 2017 U.S. Women's Amateur
FAR HILLS, N.J. (Sept. 10, 2013) – The United States Golf
Association (USGA) today announced San Diego Country
Club, in Chula Vista, Calif., as the host site of the 2017 U.S.
Women’s Amateur Championship. The dates of the
championship are Aug. 7-13.
San Diego Country Club
“The USGA is very happy to return to San Diego Country
Club,” said Thomas J. O’Toole Jr., USGA vice president and
chairman of the Championship Committee. “Southern
California has consistently provided a vibrant backdrop for
our national championships, and we are confident that San
Diego Country Club will again provide an outstanding test
and gracious hospitality to the competitors.”
This will be the 77th USGA championship conducted in the
state of California and the third held at San Diego Country
Club. In 1964, the club hosted the fourth and final U.S.
Women’s Open victory by legendary native San Diegan
Mickey Wright, which she captured in an 18-hole playoff
over Ruth Jessen. Jill McGill won the 1993 U.S. Women’s
Amateur Championship at the club, posting a 1-up victory
over Sarah LeBrun Ingram in the final. McGill’s victory is the
most recent playing of the Women’s Amateur in California,
which has hosted the championship eight times.
"San Diego Country Club is very pleased to host another
USGA event in the 120th year of our existence," said Dean
Knuth, chairman of the club’s 2017 U.S. Women's Amateur
committee. “We have a rich history with the USGA, and we
know our moguled fairways and our greens, renowned as
among the best in Southern California, will provide the
world's best amateur women golfers with an excellent test.
Our members and volunteers promise to provide an
exceptional experience for everyone."
San Diego Country Club was established in 1897 and opened
at its current location on Sept. 3, 1921, with a course
designed by William Watson (later remodeled by William P.
Bell for additional length). The club hosted the PGA Tour’s
San Diego Open (now the Farmers Insurance Open) in 1952
and 1953, with Ted Kroll and Tommy Bolt, respectively,
taking victories. In addition, the club has hosted numerous
U.S. Open and U.S. Senior Open championship qualifiers.
The club also has a long history of supporting collegiate and
amateur golf. San Diego C.C. has hosted two Southern
California Golf Association Amateur Championships, most
recently in 2013 when Beau Hossler won, as well as the
2002 and 2007 Pacific Coast Amateur Championships. The
club serves as the home course for the men’s golf teams at
the University of San Diego and San Diego State University,
which since 2011 have co-hosted a tournament at San
This will be one of three USGA championships held in
Southern California in 2017. The U.S. Amateur Championship
will be conducted Aug. 14-20 at Riviera Country Club in
Pacific Palisades, while the Walker Cup Match will be held at
Los Angeles Country Club on Sept. 9-10.
The U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship was first
conducted in 1895 as one of the USGA’s first three
championships. It is open to female amateurs who have a
USGA Handicap Index® not exceeding 5.4. Notable past
champions include Glenna Collett Vare, Patty Berg, Babe
Didrikson Zaharias, JoAnne Gunderson Carner, Carol Semple
Thompson, Beth Daniel, Juli Inkster, Pat Hurst, Morgan
Pressel and Lydia Ko. Rising University of Alabama
sophomore Emma Talley won the 2013 U.S. Women’s
Amateur in August at the Country Club of Charleston (S.C.).
The 2014 U.S. Women’s Amateur will be conducted Aug. 4-
10 at Nassau Country Club in Glen Cove, N.Y., while the
2015 championship will be held Aug. 10-16 at Portland
(Ore.) Golf Club. In 2016, the championship will be
conducted Aug. 8-14 at Rolling Green Golf Club in