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U.S. Senior Women's Open headed to Brooklawn in 2020
Martha Leach was the low amateur at the 2018 U.S. Senior Women's Open (USGA photo)
Martha Leach was the low amateur at the 2018 U.S. Senior Women's Open (USGA photo)

The USGA has selected Brooklawn Country Club in Fairfield, Conn., as the host site of the U.S. Senior Women’s Open. The championship will be played July 9-12, 2020.

The 18-hole layout the club is known for today was designed in 1930 by A.W. Tillinghast, one of the game’s premier golf course architects, who redesigned and expanded the original nine-hole layout. Over the years, and under the guidance of Ron Forse, who specializes in Tillinghast restorations, the club has made updates to maintain the integrity of what Tillinghast built.

“Brooklawn is thrilled to continue our long-standing relationship with the USGA,” said Rick Ryan, general chair of the 3rd U.S. Senior Women’s Open Championship. “We can’t think of a better way to celebrate our club’s 125th anniversary than hosting this significant USGA championship.”

The U.S. Senior Women’s Open is the USGA’s newest championship, and had a successful debut at Chicago Golf Club in 2018. The 2019 championship will be played at Pine Needles in Southern Pines, N.C., in May. Laura Davies won the inaugural event last summer.

When the championship goes to Brooklawn in 2020, it will be the third USGA open championship hosted by the course and the fifth overall USGA championship. The club, founded in 1895, hosted the 1974 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship, won by David Nevatt; the 1979 U.S. Women’s Open, won by Jerilyn Britz; the 1987 U.S. Senior Open, won by Gary Player; and the 2003 U.S. Girls’ Junior, which was won by 16-year-old Sukjin-Lee Wuesthoff.

Information from the USGA used in this report

ABOUT THE U.S. Senior Women's Open

The U.S. Senior Women's Open is one of 14 national championships conducted by the USGA. The event is open to any female age 50 and over who has a USGA Handicap Index not exceeding 7.4.

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