Inaugural Women's Porter Cup to take place in 2013
The inaugural Women’s Porter Cup Invitational will be held on June 12-14 at Niagara Falls Country Club in Lewiston, N.Y.
The field will be approximately 60 players, by invitation only, with some of the best women’s amateur players from around the world.
The format will be a 54-hole stroke-play competition, with no cut.
The decision to begin a women’s event comes at a time where there are a limited number of women’s amateur tournaments during the summer months.
“Annually hosting the Porter Cup and Senior Porter Cup, the Niagara Falls Country Club has a long and distinguished association with competitive amateur golf,” said Steve Denn, the Porter Cup's tournament director. “By adding the Women’s Porter Cup, we are reaffirming our commitment to the amateur’s place in the game while providing a hospitable venue for the world’s best female players to showcase their talent.”
The men's Porter Cup, which annually features some of the top college and amateur players in the country, will be contested for the 55th time just a few weeks later, on July 24-27. The Senior Porter Cup will take place in September.