USGA Jr Girls Championship

July, 2013

The USGA Jr Girls Championship was established in 1949, one year after the US Jr Boys Championship. The inaugural Girls Junior, played at Philadelphia Country Club in Gladwyne, drew a starting field of 28 girls from 17 states, although 10 of the players were from the Philadelphia area. The first champion, Marlene Bauer, 15, came all the way from Los Angeles to win her first national golf title. The championship has also helped launch the careers of such outstanding players as LPGA players Pat Hurst, Michelle McGann, Heather Farr, Vicki Geotze-Ackerman, Nancy Lopez, and Hollis Stacy. Stacy’s record of three consecutive Girls Junior Championships, from 1969 to 1971, is among the most remarkable accomplishments in USGA history.

While victory in the U.S. Girls Junior by no means guarantees a successful career in women’s golf, Girls Junior champions have won the Women’s Amateur 11 times and the Women’s Open 11 times. In addition, 15 Girls’ Junior champions have gone on to represent the United States of America on the Curtis Cup team.

2013 Tournament Information
Tournament Fee: $25
Girls Division: 12-17
Format: 36 Holes, Stroke Play, Cut, Match Play
Field Size: 156

Championship Yardage
Women’s Yardage: 6,403
Women’s Rating/Slope: 76.8/137
Course Description:
The restoration of Olympia Fields South Course puts a modern twist on a classic Tom Bendelow design, challenging golfers of all abilities to Chicagoland’s newest gem.  The newly restored course features restructured bunkers, restored greens to historical shapes and strategy, as well as reconfigured tee boxes.

MyGolfPros Tournament Tidbits:
* Players must not have reached their 18th birthday by July 21, 2013.
* In order to be eligible, players must have an established USGA Handicap Index of 18.4 or less at time of entry.

Entry Criteria & Exemptions
Sectional qualifying will be conducted over 36 holes at more than 50 sites during June & July.

Please link to the following website for more information about the US Jr Girls.