Troon Country Club
The 61st U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur is now underway at Troon Country Club in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Troon Country Club was opened in 1986 and designed by Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish.
The Championship received 594 entries, a record mark. The previous record was set in 2014 at 554.
The course will play at 5,797 yards and a par 72.
Sue Wooster, a three-time runner-up in the last five U.S. Senior Women's Amateurs, resides in Phoenix and will look to use her home turf to gain the advantage in this one.
“I’m a better golfer than I was in last year’s final; I’ve improved in the last year. So, I feel like my chances are pretty good,” Wooster told the USGA. “But I don’t put that expectation on myself because it’s just too much. It’s not good for you to say, ‘oh, you’ve got to reach the final, or you’ve failed.’"
LAST YEAR’S CHAMPIONSHIP
Shelly Stouffer became the fourth Canadian to win a U.S. Senior Women's Amateur title with her 4-and-3 triumph over Sue Wooster, of Australia, in the 18-hole final at Anchorage (Alaska) Golf Course. This was the first USGA championship to be conducted in Alaska and the last of the 50 U.S. states to host a USGA event. It was Wooster's third loss in a USGA final in the last five years.
Related: STOUFFER JOINS CANADIAN CLUB OF U.S. SENIOR WOMEN'S AM CHAMPS
NOTABLE EVENTS AT TROON COUNTRY CLUB
1990 U.S. Mid-Amateur
2008 Arizona Amateur
11 Arizona Opens
PREVIOUS U.S. SENIOR WOMEN’S AMATEURS IN ARIZONA
1992: Tucson Country Club, Tucson
1999: Desert Mountain Club (Cochise Course), Scottsdale
NOTABLE SENIOR WOMEN’S AMATEUR CHAMPIONS
Maureen Orcutt (1962, 1966); Carolyn Cudone (1969-72); Dorothy Porter (1977, 1980-81, 1983); Alice Dye (1978-79); Marlene Stewart Streit (1985, 1994, 2003); Anne Sander (1987, 1989-90, 1993); Carol Semple Thompson (1999-2002); Diane Lang (2005-06, 2008); Ellen Port (2012-13, 2016), Lara Tennant (2018, 19, 2021)
NOTABLE SENIOR WOMEN’S AMATEUR RUNNER-UPS
Glenna Collett Vare (1962); Ann Gregory (1971); Carolyn Cudone (1974-75); Alice Dye (1977, 1981, 1989); Cecile Maclaurin (1978-80); Marlene Stewart Streit (1986, 1988, 1990, 1995-96); Anne Sander (1991-92); Toni Wiesner (1997, 2000, 2008); Mina Hardin (2011), Sue Wooster (2018-19, 2022), Ellen Port (2021).
This is the first of two USGA championships to be contested at Troon C.C. over the next couple of years. The club will host its second U.S. Mid-Amateur in 2025 with Troon North serving as the stroke-play co-host. It was also the late Tom Weiskopf's first foray into golf course design.
SCHEDULE OF PLAY
Saturday, Sept. 30 (Stroke play, Round 1, 18 holes)
Sunday, Oct. 1 (Stroke play, Round 2, 18 holes)
Monday, Oct. 2 (Round of 64, match play)
Tuesday, Oct. 3 (Round of 32/Round of 16, match play)
Wednesday, Oct. 4 (Quarterfinals/Semifinals, match play)
Thursday, Oct. 5 (Championship Match, 18 holes)
FUTURE U.S. SENIOR WOMEN’S AMATEUR VENUES
2024: Broadmoor Golf Club, Seattle, Wash./Sept. 21-26
2025: The Omni Homestead Resort (Cascades Course), Hot Springs, Va./Sept. 13-18View results for U.S. Senior Women's Amateur
ABOUT THE U.S. Senior Women's Amateur
The USGA Senior Women's Amateur is open
to female golfers with a USGA Handicap
Index not exceeding 14.4, who will have
reached their 50th birthday on or before the
first day of the championship. It is one of 14
national championships conducted annually
by the USGA, 10 of which are strictly for
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