FAR HILLS, N.J. – The United States Golf
Association today announced sectional
qualifying sites for the
2014 U.S. Women’s Open Championship, to be
contested June 19-22 at Pinehurst Resort &
Course No. 2 in the Village of Pinehurst, N.C.
Sectional qualifying, conducted over 36 holes,
will be held at 20 sites across the United
States and four
international sites between May 5 and May 30.
Player applications are now available at
www.usga.org/champs/apply. The entry
deadline is 5 p.m. EDT on April 30. The
championship is open to
female professionals, and female amateur
golfers with a Handicap Index® not exceeding
“Sectional qualifying is a crucial part of
bringing this most democratic of championships
to the world’s elite
players,” said Daniel B. Burton, USGA vice
president and chairman of the Championship
the cooperation of our partners, both domestic
and international, we look forward to
welcoming the best
players from across the globe to
Industry Hills Golf Club, near Los Angeles, has
held U.S. Women’s Open sectional qualifying
2010. Its Eisenhower Course was a local
qualifying site in 2009 (the final year of local
qualifying, which was
conducted from 2002-09), and it hosted
sectional qualifying in 1980 and 1982. The
Eisenhower Course will
also serve as a U.S. Open local qualifying site
on May 6.
In addition to Industry Hills, The Heritage at
Westmoor, in Westminster, Colo., and The
Country Club at DC
Ranch, in Scottsdale, Ariz., will host both U.S.
Women’s Open sectional qualifying and U.S.
qualifying. The Heritage at Westmoor will hold
U.S. Women’s Open sectional qualifying on May
14, two days
after U.S. Open local qualifying. The Country
Club at DC Ranch will hold U.S. Open and U.S.
qualifying on May 12 and May 28, respectively.
Quail Valley Golf Club in Vero Beach, Fla., will
host both U.S. Women’s Open and U.S. Open
qualifying, on May 30 and June 2, respectively.
This will be the second time the club has
hosted U.S. Open
qualifying and the first time for the Women’s
Carolina Trace Country Club in Sanford, N.C.,
will host U.S. Women’s Open qualifying on its
Lake Course for
the sixth consecutive year. Three courses will
host sectional qualifying for the third time: Oak
Club in Beaumont, Calif. (2011, 2013, 2014);
Waialae Country Club in Honolulu, Hawaii
(2012-14); and The
Woodlands (Texas) Country Club’s Player
Course (2012-14). Waialae C.C. was a local
qualifying site in
2002, while The Woodlands C.C. hosted Anne
Sander’s 1989 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur
As previously announced, international U.S.
Women’s Open sectional qualifying will be
conducted for the
first time. Qualifying will be conducted at four
sites, in the People’s Republic of China,
England, Japan and
the Republic of Korea on May 19.
Two U.S. Women’s Open champions have
reached the championship through the
qualifying process: Hilary
Lunke (2003) and Birdie Kim (2005). Lunke won
after advancing through local and sectional
Kim competed in the sectional stage.
Considered the world’s premier women’s golf
championship, the U.S. Women’s Open is one
of 13 national
championships conducted annually by the
USGA. The Handicap Index limit was lowered
from 4.4 to 2.4 this
year due to the rapid growth of women’s
amateur golf. The championship was first
conducted in 1946 and
its winners include notable players such as
Babe Didrikson Zaharias, Betsy Rawls, Mickey
Stacy, Amy Alcott, Meg Mallon, Annika
Sorenstam, Se Ri Pak, Juli Inkster, Cristie Kerr,
Paula Creamer and
Sectional qualifying sites and dates are subject
to change. For the most up-to-date list, visit
2014 U.S. Women’s Open Sectional Qualifying
The Honors Golf Club Dallas, Carrollton,
Butler (Pa.) Country Club
Waialae Country Club, Honolulu, Hawaii
The Heritage at Westmoor, Westminster, Colo.
Oak Valley Golf Club, Beaumont, Calif.
Buckinghamshire Golf Club, Buckinghamshire,
CGA Nanshan International Training Centre
(Garden Course), Shandong, China
Higashi Nagoya Country Club, Aichi Prefecture,
Woo Jeong Hills Country Club, Chungnam,
Dunwoody Country Club, Atlanta, Ga.
Half Moon Bay (Calif.) Golf Links (Old Course)
Hermitage Country Club, Manakin-Sabot, Va.
Indian Hill Club, Winnetka, Ill.
North Oaks (Minn.) Golf Club
Lake Forest Country Club, Lake St. Louis, Mo.
Rainier Golf & Country Club, Seattle, Wash.
The Woodlands (Texas) Country Club (Player
Rumson (N.J.) Country Club
Industry Hills Golf Club at Pacific Palms Resort
(Eisenhower Course), City of Industry, Calif.
Thorny Lea Golf Club, Brockton, Mass.
The Country Club at DC Ranch, Scottsdale,
The Ritz-Carlton Members Golf Club,
Carolina Trace Country Club (Lake Course),
Quail Valley Golf Club, Vero Beach, Fla.