Jimmie Austin OU GC to host 2013 WAPL

The U.S. Golf Association has announced that Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club in Norman, Okla., will host the 2013 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links. The championship will be played June 17-22.

The WAPL will be the second USGA championship played at Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club. The U.S. Amateur Public Links was played there in 2009, as Brad Benjamin defeated Nick Taylor in the final. The club also has hosted the 1997 NCAA men’s regional, the 1997 Oklahoma State Amateur and the 1998 and 2010 Big 12 Women’s Championships. It will host an NCAA men’s regional in 2012, and a women’s regional in 2013. The club is home to the University of Oklahoma men’s and women’s golf teams.

“It is very exciting to have been chosen as the host site of the 2013 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship,” said Rodney Young, director of golf at Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club. “After hosting the 2009 U.S. Amateur Public Links, we immediately knew we wanted to host another USGA national championship, and to be able to welcome the women in 2013 is a tremendous addition to our run of championship events at Jimmie Austin.”

The 2012 WAPL will be played at Neshanic Valley Golf Course in Neshanic Station, N.J., from June 18-23.

– Information from the USGA used in this report.

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