Kristen Gillman, the 2018 U.S. Women's Am champ (USGA photo)
It’s a big week in women’s amateur golf as the world’s best head to Old Waverly Golf Club in West Point, Miss., for the U.S. Women’s Amateur. The USGA received 1,375 entries for the championship, just shy of a record 1,468 submitted for this event last year.
A starting field of 156 players will compete at Old Waverly. Following 18-hole rounds of stroke play on Aug. 5-6, the field will be cut to the top 64 players for match play. Five 18-hole rounds of match play will determine the finalists who will square off in a 36-hole championship match.
Among the starting field of 156 players, 71 players are 18 years old or younger. The average age of Women’s Am competitors is 19.69 years old.
Defending champion Kristen Gillman has turned professional since her 2018 victory at the Golf Club of Tennessee, meaning a new player will take home the Robert Cox Trophy at the end of the week at Old Waverly. The player who does will also earn an exemption into the 2020 U.S. Women’s Open and the 2020 Augusta National Women’s Amateur, among other things.
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Schedule of Play
Practice rounds will take place Aug. 3-4, and the championship schedule is as follows:
Aug. 5 (Monday)
: First round, stroke play
Aug. 6 (Tuesday)
: Second round, stroke play
Aug. 7 (Wednesday)
: Round of 64, match play
Aug. 8 (Thursday)
: Rounds of 32 and 16, match play
Aug. 9 (Friday)
: Quarterfinal round, match play
Aug. 10 (Saturday)
: Semifinal round, match play
Aug. 11 (Sunday)
: 36-hole championship final, match play
The 2019 U.S. Women’s Amateur will receive at least 15 hours of live network coverage over five days on FS1, beginning with Wednesday’s Round of 64 matches. Live streaming coverage on usga.org will supplement the Fox Sports broadcast. The Round of 32 matches will be broadcast Thursday, Aug. 8 from 11 am. to 1 p.m. CDT, and the first half of the championship match will be broadcast Sunday, Aug. 11 from 9-11 a.m. CDT.
TV times are listed below (all times CDT):
Wednesday, Aug. 7: 3-6 p.m., Round of 64 matches – FS1
Thursday, Aug. 8: 3-6 p.m., Round of 16 matches – FS1
Friday, Aug. 9, 3-6 p.m., Quarterfinal matches – FS1
Saturday, Aug. 10, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Semifinal matches – FS1
Sunday, Aug. 11, 1-4 p.m., Championship match (afternoon 18) – FS1
ABOUT THE U.S. Women's Amateur
The U.S. Women's Amateur, the third
the USGA championships, was first played
at Meadowbrook Club in Hempstead, N.Y.
event is open to any female amateur who
USGA Handicap Index not exceeding 5.4.
Women's Amateur is one of 14 national
championships conducted annually by the
10 of which are strictly for amateurs.
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