July 17th - 19th, 2017
Manchester Country Club, Manchester, Connecticut
PAR AND YARDAGE: Manchester Country Club will be set up at approximately 5,600 yards and will play to a par of 36-36—72.
COURSE: The golf course was originally designed by Devereux Emmet and Tom Bendelow with modifications in 1935 by A.W. Tillinghast. Some of Emmet’s notable designs are Congressional Country Club, Country Club of Farmington and Wee Burn Country Club. Tillinghast is known for designing historic venues such as Winged Foot Golf Club, Baltusrol Golf Club and Bethpage State Park. The Manchester course utilizes the natural character of the land with rolling fairways and small, well-protected contoured greens.
HISTORY: Manchester Country Club has hosted several CSGA major championships, including three Connecticut Senior Amateur Championships (1981, 1983 and 2008), one Connecticut Junior Amateur Championship (1948) and the Connecticut Public Links Championship (2013). The club has also been the site of many CSGA qualifiers including the Connecticut Open, Connecticut Amateur and Connecticut Mid-Amateur Championships. MCC regularly hosts SNEWGA and CWGA tournaments and in 2017, its 100th year, the club will host the 52nd Connecticut Women’s Amateur. The playing of that event will also mark 30 years since it was previously held at the club, when it was won by Caroline Keggi.
WHO CAN ENTER: The championship is open to any female amateur golfer who is a bona fide member of a CSGA Member Club at the time of entry, has a certified USGA Handicap Index of 15.4 or less, and meets the specific eligibility criteria for the tournament.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: 54 hole stroke play. All players will play 18 holes on Monday, July 17th and Tuesday, July 18th. After the completion of 36 holes, there will be a cut to the low 2/3 plus ties and the low 3 players in each age category (junior, senior, super-senior) and anyone within 7 strokes of the leader, if they are not already included in the low 2/3 qualifiers. All players making the cut will play 18-holes on Wednesday, July 19th.
The Champion will be determined by the low 54-hole score. In the event of a tie, a hole-by-hole playoff will begin immediately following conclusion of all rounds.