The U.S. Golf Association has announced its sectional qualifying sites for the 2016 U.S. Women’s Open Championship, to be played at CordeValle, in San Martin, Calif. Sectional qualifying consists of 36 holes, and the USGA will stage 25 such qualifiers, with 21 in the U.S. and four at international sites. The qualifiers will take place between May 9 and June 3, with players who make it out earning a U.S. Women’s Open spot.
“The U.S. Women’s Open is the pinnacle of women’s golf, and sectional qualifying is the first step in that journey,” said Stuart Francis, USGA Championship Committee chairman, in a release. “Our partners at state and regional golf associations, as well as several international organizations, play an important role in helping determine a worthy champion. We thank them for their efforts, and we look forward to the 71st playing of the U.S. Women’s Open.”
In 2015, the USGA accepted a record 1,873 entries for the event at Lancaster (Pa.) Country Club. That number was 171 more than the previous high set at the 2014 tournament played at Pinehurst’s No. 2 course.
A player is eligible for the U.S. Women’s Open if she has a Handicap Index that does not exceed 2.4, or if she is a professional.
Online player registration for the 2016 U.S. Women’s Open will take place here: (https://champs.usga.org/index.html).
2016 U.S. Women’s Open Championship Sectional Qualifying Sites (25)
Monday, May 9 (1)
- Everett Golf & Country Club, Everett, Wash.
Monday, May 16 (8)
- Bradenton Country Club, Bradenton, Fla.
- Butler Country Club, Butler, Pa.
- The Heritage Golf Club at Westmoor, Westminster, Colo.
- Pebble Creek Golf Club, Becker, Minn.
- Shady Oaks Country Club, Fort Worth, Texas
- Terravita Golf and Country Club, Scottsdale, Ariz.
- Waialae Country Club, Honolulu, Hawaii
- Woo Jeong Hills Country Club, Cheonan, Republic of Korea
Tuesday, May 17 (1)
- The Woodlands Country Club (Player Course), The Woodlands, Texas
Monday, May 23 (4)
- Dunwoody Country Club, Atlanta, Ga.
- Hermitage Country Club, Manakin-Sabot, Va.
- Oak Park Country Club, River Grove, Ill.
- Quail Ridge Country Club (South Course), Boynton Beach, Fla.
Tuesday, May 24 (2)
- Canoe Brook Country Club (North Course), Summit, N.J.
- Westwood Country Club, St. Louis, Mo.
Wednesday, May 25 (2)
- Buckinghamshire Golf Club, Buckinghamshire, England
- Carolina Trace Country Club (Lake Course), Sanford, N.C.
Thursday, May 26 (1)
- Lan Hai International Golf Club, Shanghai, China
Monday, May 30 (1)
- Otone Country Club (West and East courses), Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan
Tuesday, May 31 (3)
- Green Valley Country Club, Fairfield, Calif.
- Industry Hills Golf Club (Eisenhower Course), City of Industry, Calif.
- Twin Hills Country Club, Longmeadow, Mass.
Thursday, June 2 (1)
- Goose Creek Golf Club, Jurupa Valley, Calif.
Friday, June 3 (1)
- Sugar Mill Country Club, New Smyrna Beach, Fla.