Timuquana Country Club Hosting the 2019 USGA U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship
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Timuquana Country Club has been selected by the United States Golf Association (USGA) as the host site for the 2019 U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship. This is the second USGA championship to be contested at Timuquana, and is scheduled for April 24 to May 1, 2019. Read on below to learn more about volunteer opportunities, and to find answers to frequently asked questions about the Championship.
IN THE NEWS
Press Release: Timuquana to Host U.S. Women's Four-Ball
HOW WAS THE CLUB CHOSEN?
Timuquana hosted a United States Golf Association (USGA)championship in 2002 — the Men’s Senior Amateur — and, in 2011, the Board decided to apply for another. Through our Club’s USGA representative, past president Tom Dudley, along with member and amateur champion, Steve Melnyk, we received encouragement from the USGA, and they accepted our application for another championship. In 2015, we were awarded the Women’s Amateur Four-Ball.
We won’t know until about a month prior because qualifying is ongoing at various sites around the nation. There will be 64 teams (128 players), plus caddies and families. There are 30 qualifying sites, and all are open to any female amateur with a handicap of no more than 14.4. There will be a number of college players, likely including defending champions Katrina Prendergast and Ellen Secor of Colorado State. There will also be older players - and one,well-regarded team in which the past two Women’s Mid-Amateur champions have teamed-up; Kelsey Chugg of Salt Lake City and Julia Potter of Indianapolis.
WHAT’S A FOUR-BALL?
It’s also called “better ball of pairs.” Each player plays her own ball, and teams record the best score made by either.
WHEN IS IT?
The match play dates are April 29 through May 1. Qualifying on April 27 and 28. Competitors can play practice rounds on April 25 and 26.
HOW DO THEY PLAY?
The field will be cut to 32 teams after 36 holes of stroke play qualifying on Saturday and Sunday. If a playoff for the final spots is needed, it will be held either after play on Sunday, or early on Monday. There will be 16 matches on Monday with the first tee time around 8:00 am. On Tuesday, there will be 8 matches in the morning, and 4 in the afternoon. On Wednesday, the semifinals will be in the morning and the final in the afternoon.
WHO’S IN CHARGE?
The USGA conducts the competition and will have staff here. The Club’s co-chairs are Leslie Sirbaugh and Nick Napoleon, who will coordinate volunteers and the Club activities. Each committee will also have chairs.
HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE?
There are many opportunities, including such things as volunteering to help with the competition, housing our visitors, and serving as a caddie. We have more than 15 committees, and need volunteers. Click the link above, or HERE, to visit our volunteer website to learn more and register. The deadline to register to volunteer has been extended to April 1, 2019.