Harbour Trees Golf Course Chosen to Host U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Tournament in September

Writer / Alli Eisenhut

The United States Golf Association will be calling Harbour Trees its home for the 2014 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur tournament.

The popular USGA event has made history with its location this year. The 28th tournament will be hosted for the first time in Indiana.

Steve Baker, co-chairman of the Harbour Trees championship committee, states on the club’s website, “Harbour Trees is delighted to have been chosen to host the 2014 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship and to work with the United States Golf Association. The opportunity to promote women’s amateur golf and welcome the best female players in the country to our facility is a tremendous honor.”

This is one of the first USGA national championships, between the other two USGA championships, the U.S. Amateur Open and the U.S. Open. The USGA hosts 13 national championships each year.

The U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship originated in 1987 for women amateur golfers age 25 and older with a USGA Handicap of 9.4 or lower.

Dates of the championship game are Sept. 6-11. Noblesville and Harbour Trees will welcome 132 of the best women amateur golfers from around the nation. The event is open to the public and free to all spectators.

Donna Kinney, Harbour Tree’s Beach Club manager, said she is looking forward to seeing people coming to Harbour Trees. “It is an honor to host a USGA national championship,” Kinney said. “We’re going to have a great opportunity to show spectators Harbour Trees and how wonderful our facilities are.”

Practice rounds will be held Thursday, Sept. 4 and Friday, Sept. 5. Stroke play will be Saturday, Sept. 6 and Sunday Sept. 7. At the end of the round on Sunday, the lowest 64 scores will advance to match play. Match play is when two golfers play against one another, and that begins Monday, Sept. 8. Match play will continue through the week until the final championship match, which takes place on Sept. 11.

“The USGA is very proud to bring the 2014 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur to Harbour Trees,” said Thomas J. O’Toole Jr., USGA vice president and Championship Committee chairman. “This outstanding course, coupled with customary Indiana hospitality, will certainly make for a memorable championship for the competitors.”

Last year’s U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur tournament championship winner was Indiana’s own Julia Potter. Potter is now the USGA spokesperson and will be making an appearance at key media opportunities promoting the event.

For more information regarding the championship, visit harbourtrees.com/womensmidam. Anyone interested in volunteering may contact Donna Kinney at donna.kinney@harbourtrees.com.

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