USGA sets 24 sectional qualifiers for Women's Open

USGA golf

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:

May 5

The Honors Golf Club Dallas, Carrollton, Texas

May 12

Butler (Pa.) Country Club

Waialae Country Club, Honolulu, Hawaii

May 14

The Heritage at Westmoor, Westminster, Colo.

Oak Valley Golf Club, Beaumont, Calif.

May 19

International

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

U.S.

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

May 20

Lake Forest Country Club, St. Louis, Mo.

Rainier Golf & Country Club, Seattle, Wash.

The Woodlands (Texas) Country Club (Player Course)

May 21

Rumson (N.J.) Country Club

May 27

Industry Hills Golf Club at Pacific Palms Resort (Eisenhower Course), City of Industry, Calif.

Thorny Lea Golf Club, Brockton, Mass.

May 28

The Country Club at DC Ranch, Scottsdale, Ariz.

The Ritz-Carlton Members Golf Club, Bradenton, Fla.

May 29

Carolina Trace Country Club (Lake Course), Sanford, N.C.

May 30

Quail Valley Golf Club, Vero Beach, Fla.

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