USGA sets 24 sectional qualifiers for Women's Open
Twenty U.S. sites and four abroad will play host to 36 holes of sectional qualifying for the 2014 U.S. Women's Open at Pinehurst, N.C.
Like Pinehurst, in fact, four sites will pull double-duty and play host to men's and women's play. Quail Valley GC in Vero Beach, Fla., will host sectional qualifying for the U.S. Women’s Open and U.S. Open. Industry Hills GC near Los Angeles, The Heritage at Westmoor in Westminster, Colo. and The Country Club at DC Ranch in Scottsdale, Ariz., will host women's sectional and U.S. Open local qualifying.
Also of note: Industry Hills has hosted women's qualifying each year since 2010, while the Lake Course at Carolina Trace Country Club in Sanford, N.C., will host for its third straight year.
International qualifiers will take place May 19 in China, England, Japan and Korea.
Female professionals as well as female amateurs with a maximum handicap index of 2.4 – a figure down from 4.4 – can apply through 5 p.m. April 30 at www.usga.org/champs/apply.
Two players have won the U.S. Women’s Open after advancing through the qualifying process: Hilary Lunke (2003) and Birdie Kim (2005).
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The 24 sectional-qualifying sites for the 2014 U.S. Women’s Open:
The Honors Golf Club Dallas, Carrollton, Texas
Butler (Pa.) Country Club
Waialae Country Club, Honolulu, Hawaii
The Heritage at Westmoor, Westminster, Colo.
Oak Valley Golf Club, Beaumont, Calif.
Buckinghamshire Golf Club, Buckinghamshire, England
CGA Nanshan International Training Centre (Garden Course), Shandong, China
Higashi Nagoya Country Club, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Woo Jeong Hills Country Club, Chungnam, Korea
Dunwoody Country Club, Atlanta, Ga.
Half Moon Bay (Calif.) Golf Links (Old Course)
Hermitage Country Club, Manakin-Sabot, Va.
Indian Hill Club, Winnetka, Ill.
North Oaks (Minn.) Golf Club
Lake Forest Country Club, St. Louis, Mo.
Rainier Golf & Country Club, Seattle, Wash.
The Woodlands (Texas) Country Club (Player Course)
Rumson (N.J.) Country Club
Industry Hills Golf Club at Pacific Palms Resort (Eisenhower Course), City of Industry, Calif.
Thorny Lea Golf Club, Brockton, Mass.
The Country Club at DC Ranch, Scottsdale, Ariz.
The Ritz-Carlton Members Golf Club, Bradenton, Fla.
Carolina Trace Country Club (Lake Course), Sanford, N.C.
Quail Valley Golf Club, Vero Beach, Fla.