Women’s U.S. Open Championship coming to PA!

The USGA has selected Lancaster Country Club as the site for the 2015 U.S. Women’s Open Championship. The tournament will run from July 9-12, 2015.

Lancaster Country Club was a local qualifying site for the 2008 U.S. Women’s Open and also hosted the 2002 and 2007 Pennsylvania Opens, the 1990 and 2005 Pennsylvania Women’s Amateurs and seven Pennsylvania State Amateur championships.

An interesting historical note about the club involves the 1948 Pennsylvania Amateur, when Lancaster member Billy Haverstick defeated 19-year-old Arnold Palmer, 3 and 2, en route to winning the title at his home club. Also, 2003 U.S. Open champion Jim Furyk grew up playing golf for nearby Manheim Township High School, which used Lancaster as its home course, according to golfersguide.com

The Old Course at Lancaster Country Club, designed by architect William Flynn, opened in 1920. The course was redesigned by Ron Forse in 2007 to bring it back to the original Flynn layout.

The men’s U.S. Open will be played next year at Chambers Bay, University Place, Washington, from June 18-21.



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