Best of luck this week to Julia Potter, Indianapolis, Tobi Herron,
Columbus, and Cherise Otter,Bloomington, who are participating
at the USGA State Team Championship at Dalhousie Golf
Club in Cape Girardeau, Mo. For more information about the
Championship, see below.
Sept. 10-12, 2015
Dalhousie Golf Club, Cape Girardeau, Mo.
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Admission is free. Tickets are not required and spectators are encouraged to attend.
PAR AND YARDAGE
Dalhousie Golf Club’s course will be set up at 6,099 yards and play to a par of 36-36-72.
Please note: yardages subject to change.
DALHOUSIE GOLF CLUB HOLE-BY-HOLE
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Total
4 5 4 4 3 4 5 3 4 36
342 516 380 355 142 335 481 165 331 3,047
Hole 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Total
4 3 4 3 4 5 4 4 5 36
372 133 377 154 328 489 305 398 496 3,052
Based on the course setup for the championship, the USGA Course Rating is 75.9.
Its Slope Rating is 139.
Opened in 2002, Dalhousie Golf Club’s course was designed by Nicklaus Design, with
Gary Nicklaus as the principal architect. The course occupies land originally settled in 1798 by
Scottish immigrant Rebecca Ramsey, sister of the Earl of Dalhousie.
WHO CAN ENTER
All states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico may enter teams of three players. The only
players ineligible to participate are those currently on a college team, per NCAA rules.
Fifty-four holes of stroke play are scheduled for Sept. 10-12 with the two lowest scores of the
three individual rounds counting as the team’s score for the round. The team with the lowest
aggregate score through all 54 holes is the champion. If there is a tie after the final round,
the score from the team’s non-scoring player is used to break the deadlock. If the score
remains tied, the second-round score from the non-scoring player is used.
Sept. 10 (Thursday) – First round, 18 holes of stroke play
Sept. 11 (Friday) – Second round, 18 holes of stroke play
Sept. 12 (Saturday) – Third round, 18 holes of stroke play
The USGA Women’s State Team Championship began in 1995. In 1998, the trophy was
named the Judy Bell Trophy in honor of the USGA’s first female president, Judy Bell,
who served from 1996-97.
Led by 17-year-old Alice Chen, New Jersey captured a three-stroke victory over Florida
in the 2013 USGA Women’s State Team Championship contested at NCR Country Club’s
South Course in Kettering, Ohio. Chen, along with reinstated amateur and team captain
Tara Fleming, 46, of Jersey City and Cindy Ha, 17, of Demarest, posted a 54-hole
total of 8-over-par 446 in the 3-count-2 team format.
This was New Jersey’s first USGA Women’s State Team victory, topping a
previous best of seventh in 2011.
A Princeton native, Chen shared medalist honors with fellow 17-year-old Bryana
Nguyen, of Columbia, Md. Their 6-under 213s tie the low mark held by Brenda
Corrie Kuehn of North Carolina (1997), Marla Jemsek-Weeks of Florida (1997) and
Candace Schepperle of Alabama (2005). Visit usga.org
for the full recap.
This is the 11th USGA Women’s State Team Championship. The competition, as well as
the Men’s State Team Championship, grew out of the USGA’s centennial celebration in 1995.
USGA officials believed a new championship, one in which each state could be represented
by amateur, non-college golfers, was an appropriate way to cap the USGA’s yearlong birthday
celebration. Deemed a success, the USGA has continued to conduct the championship biennially.
The format was fashioned after the biennial World Amateur Team Championship, which
involves three-person teams in a 3-count-2 stroke-play format. State associations were given
a variety of options in which to select its team members. The inaugural Women’s State Team
Championship drew teams from 43 states. In 2013, a record 52 teams representing all 50 states,
the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, participated at NCR Country Club in Kettering, Ohio.
In 2010, the USGA decided to alternate years for the Men’s and Women’s State
Team Championship,with the men playing in even-numbered years and the women in odd years.
PAST WOMEN’S STATE TEAM CHAMPIONS
(Liz Haines, Judy Oliver, Carol Semple Thompson)
(Virginia Derby Grimes, Kathy Hartwiger, Beth Williams)
(Taffy Brower, Marla Jemsek-Weeks, Robin Weiss)
(Julie Kalina-Jensen, Leigh Klasse, Claudia Pilot)
(Emily Bastel, Lynn Thompson, Heather Zielinski)
(Kyu Ri Ban, Laura Coble, Jean Reynolds)
(Judy Miller, Kayla Mortellaro, Thuhashini Selvaratnam)
(Dori Carter, Laura Coble, Mariah Stackhouse)
(Amira Alexander, Laura Coble, Rachel Dai)
2013 New Jersey
(Alice Chen, Tara Fleming, Cindy Ha)
THE USGA AT DALHOUSIE GOLF CLUB
While this will be the first USGA championship conducted at Dalhousie Golf Club, it has
hosted the 2012 Missouri State Amateur Championship and 2009 AJGA Rolex Tournament
MISSOURI AND THE USGA
This will be the 19th USGA championship held in the Show-Me State, dating to the 1921 U.S.
Amateur at St. Louis Country Club. The most recent USGA event conducted in Missouri was
the 2014 Curtis Cup Match at St. Louis Country Club. While this will be the first time the
USGA Women’s State Team will be contested in the state, Missouri hosted the 2009 USGA
Men’s State Team, won by Pennsylvania, at the Country Club of St. Albans in suburban
St. Louis. Missouri will also host the 2016 U.S. Senior Amateur at Old Warson Country
Club in St. Louis and 2017 U.S. Girls’ Junior at Boone Valley Golf Club in Augusta.
FUTURE USGA WOMEN’S STATE TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS
2017 – The Club at Las Campanas – Santa Fe, N.M.