is an honor and a privilege for Waverley Country Club to host the 2017 U.S.
Senior Women’s Amateur Championship,” said club president Jim Dulcich. “We are
thrilled to have the world’s top senior women’s amateur golfers play our
beautiful riverside course. Waverley has 117 years of rich golf history, including
six USGA championships, and we are dedicated to providing an exceptional
experience for the participants and everyone else involved in the 2017
counts one U.S. Amateur and three U.S. Women’s Amateurs among its six USGA
championships. In 1970, Lanny Wadkins defeated Tom Kite by one stroke (279-280)
in the sixth of the eight U.S. Amateur Championships that were conducted
entirely at stroke play. Jacqueline Pung defeated Shirley McFedters, 2 and 1,
in the first U.S. Women’s Amateur at Waverley, in 1952. Juli Inkster captured
the 1981 U.S. Women’s Amateur, her second of three consecutive titles, with a
1-up victory over Lindy Goggin, and Marcy Newton defeated Laura Myerscough, 8
and 7, in the 2000 Women’s Amateur.
1993, Tiger Woods defeated Ryan Armour in 19 holes to capture his third
consecutive U.S. Junior Amateur. In 1964, William D. Higgins defeated Edward
Murphy, a Waverley member, 2 and 1, in the U.S. Senior Amateur final.
U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur will be the 35th USGA championship held in Oregon.
In 2015, Bandon Dunes Golf Resort in Bandon will host the inaugural U.S.
Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship. The 2015 U.S. Women’s Amateur will be
held at Portland Golf Club.
U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur was first played in 1962. The championship is open
to female amateurs age 50 and older with a USGA Handicap Index® not exceeding
18.4. In 2014, the U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship will be played at
the Hollywood Country Club, in Deal, N.J., from Sept. 13-18. The 2016
championship will be contested at Wellesley (Mass.) Country Club.
Port, of St. Louis, won her second consecutive U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur last
year at CordeValle in San Martin, Calif. Port, who has captured six USGA
women’s championships, trails only JoAnne Gunderson Carner, who won eight, and
Anne Quast Sander and Carole Semple Thompson, who each have seven victories.
Port will serve as the 2014 USA Curtis Cup captain at St. Louis Country Club
from June 6-8.