NOW PLAYING: U.S. Women's Amateur Four-Ball Championship
The United States Golf Association championship season is back.

The 2024 U.S. Women’s Four-Ball Amateur at Oak Hills Country Club in San Antonio, Tex., will take place from May 11 to May 15, 2024, as the first USGA championship of the calendar year.

64 sides will start the tournament and play two rounds of stroke play, and then 32 sides will advance to a match-play bracket to determine a winner. 

Oak Hills Country Club will play to a 6,276 yardage and a par 71. The course rating is 76.6, and the slope rating is 136. 436 sides were accepted into qualifying, a record mark that passed the 2021 number of 425.

Schedule of play

Saturday, May 11 (18 holes, stroke play)
Sunday, May 12 (18 holes, stroke play)
Monday, May 13 (Round of 32, match play)
Tuesday, May 14 (Round of 16/quarterfinal matches)
Wednesday, May 15 (Semifinal matches/Championship match)

What the champion receives

- A gold medal
- Custody of the U.S. Women's Amateur Four-Ball Trophy for one year
- 10-year exemption from qualifying for U.S. Women's Amateur Four-Ball
Each player will receive an exemption to the 2024 U.S. Women's Amateur at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Okla.
- Exemptions into 2024 U.S. Girls' Junior, U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur, U.S. Senior Women's Amateur, if age eligible
-Their names are inscribed on a plaque recognizing all 2024 USGA champions that will reside in the Hall of Champions at the USGA Golf Museum in Liberty Corner, N.J. 

Future sites

2025: Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club, Nichols Hills, Okla./May 10-14
2026: The Daniel Island Club, Charleston, S.C./May 2-6
2029: Desert Mountain Club, Scottsdale, Ariz./May 12-16
2037: Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, Bandon, Ore. (Dates TBD)

Last year

Teenagers Gianna Clemente, of Estero, Fla., and Avery Zweig, of McKinney, Texas, became the youngest champions in the brief history of the U.S. Women's Amateur Four-Ball Championship with their 3-and-1 victory over current collegians Tiffany Le and Kate Villegas at The Home Course in DuPont, Wash. Clemente had been the runner-up in the previous year's U.S. Girls' Junior, while Zweig was the youngest Women's Amateur Four-Ball competitor five years earlier at 11 years, 3 months.

Clemente is ranked No. 81 in the Golfweek/AmateurGolf.com Women's Rankings.

2024 championship exemptions

Savannah Barber/Alexa Saldana (2021 U.S. Women's Amateur Four-Ball champions)
Amelia Guo/Grace Jin (2022 U.S. Women's Amateur Four-Ball semifinalists)
Kary Hollenbaugh/Anna Ritter (2022 U.S. Women's Amateur Four-Ball semifinalists)
Kaitlyn Schroeder/Reagan Zibilski (Both players among top 400 points leaders in Women's World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Kate Villegas/Tiffany Le (2023 U.S. Women's Amateur Four-Ball runners-up)
Vanessa Borovilos/Cara Heisterkamp (2023 U.S. Women's Amateur Four-Ball quarterfinalists)
Melanie Walker/Sydney Hackett (2023 U.S. Women's Amateur Four-Ball quarterfinalists)

ABOUT THE U.S. Women's Amateur Four-Ball

The U.S. Women's Amateur Four-Ball, the newest USGA championship, was played for the first time in 2015 at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort in Bandon, Oregon. It immediately became one of the USGA's most popular tournaments. The event, which has no age restriction, is open to those women with a Handicap Index of 14.4 or lower. It is one of 14 national championships conducted annually by the USGA, 10 of which are strictly for amateurs.

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