Wellesley CC set to host 2016 Senior Women’s Amateur

The USGA announced Thursday that Wellesley (Mass.) Country Club will host the 2016 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship, Sept. 17-22.

“Wellesley Country Club is both delighted and honored to be hosting the 2016 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship,” Charles R. Klotz, the club president, said in a release. “Wellesley has a growing involvement with the USGA, having hosted the USGA Women’s State Team Championship and several USGA championship qualifiers. The members and staff are looking forward to 2016 and trust that the players will find the course challenging.”

The club hosted a USGA Championship in 2003 when the Women’s State Team Championship came to town.

“Wellesley Country Club has already proven to be a wonderful host site for a USGA championship,” said Thomas J. O’Toole Jr., USGA vice president and chairman of the Championship Committee. “We are very happy to return to Wellesley with the Senior Women’s Amateur, and we are confident that the success of 2003 will be repeated in 2016.”

The course, which is located 15 miles west of Boston, was founded in 1910 and has hosted three Massachusetts Opens and five Massachusetts Women’s Opens.

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