USGA to make military course debut with 2020 U.S. Girls' Jr
Eisenhower Golf Course (Courtesy of Eisenhower Golf Course)
Eisenhower Golf Course (Courtesy of Eisenhower Golf Course)

The U.S. Girls’ Junior is going to the Eisenhower Golf Course at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., in 2020. It will mark the first time a military organization’s golf course has hosted a USGA championship.

“We are so excited to bring the U.S. Girls’ Junior to the United States Air Force Academy,” said Tracy Parsons, championship director. “The championship annually hosts the world’s elite female junior golfers, and we know the Blue Course at Eisenhower will provide the ideal test in identifying a USGA champion.”

The Junior Golf Alliance of Colorado, whose founding partners are the Colorado Section of The PGA of America and the Colorado Golf Association, will be the host group for the championship. It will be played June 13-18, 2020.

The championship will be conducted on the Blue Course of the 36-hole facility, which was designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. and opened in 1959. It can be stretched to almost 7,500 yards and is best known for challenging greens and scenic views of the Rocky Mountains.

“We are so thrilled to welcome the U.S. Girls’ Junior to our state, and to be able to partner with the USGA for this championship,” said Mike Schultz, president of the Junior Golf Alliance of Colorado. “It’s an honor to be able to work with them to allow a local golf course to host a prestigious national championship.”

The last time the U.S. Girls’ Junior was held in the state was in 1982 at Greeley Country Club, when Heather Farr defeated Caroline Keggi, 2 and 1, in the championship’s final match. The U.S. Girls’ Junior was also held at Lakewood C.C. in Denver in 1957, as well as at Hiwan Golf Club in Evergreen in 1965.

The 2019 U.S. Girl’s Junior will be played at SentryWorld in Stevens Point, Wis., from July 22-27.

Information from the USGA used in this report

ABOUT THE U.S. Girls' Junior Amateur

The Girls Junior Amateur is one of 14 national championships conducted by the USGA. The event is open to female golfers who have not reached their 19th birthday prior to the close of competition and whose USGA Handicap Index does not exceed 9.4. 36 hole stroke play qualifying from which 64 players advance to match play. Regional qualifying held at sites around the United States.

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