This week a national championship comes to our place as the USGA unfurls their flags for the 120th U.S. Women’s Amateur at Woodmont Country Club. As the annual stop the last 38 years for the men’s U.S. Open Section Qualifier, we have built a strong relationship with the USGA as a deserving venue for this prestigious event.
132 of the finest amateurs will converge to play two stroke play qualifying rounds followed by five days of single elimination match play to determine the national champion. As you can read bios in the USGA Media Release, the field of young hopefuls and past USGA champions include players from all over the globe with plenty of street cred on their career resumes.
For many in the field this is their chance to take the next step toward fulfilling a life long dream of a career on the LPGA Tour, while for others adding their names to this list will be a shining moment in the sun that they can simply cherish forever.
Under the architectural guidance of Joel Weiman, Woodmont has given this Alfred Tull/Arthur Hills layout a major facelift with new bunkers and green surrounds and some strategic adjustments throughout. At close to 6,600 yards for the competition, players won’t be fooled by the finely manicured appearance of this undulating terrain, the course’s strategic challenge and the summer heat will present a stern endurance test for those in pursuit of the championship.
The pageantry of a national championship has been captured throughout the grounds. It has taken the determined vision of our Director of Golf, David Dorn, the expertise of our Supervisor of Greens and Grounds, Ryan Severidt, and their staffs, as well as the leadership of Ron Bubes and Joann DiMeglio leading our Tournament Committee to bring this all together.
At the end of the day on Sunday a new national champion will hoist this elegant piece of USGA hardware as the Women’s Amateur Champion of 2020.