We are honored and thrilled to be able to host such a prestigious national championship, said Cary Cozby, chief executive officer at Wichita C.C. Our club has a long history in amateur golf, and we couldnt be more excited for the city of Wichita as we prepare to welcome some of the finest female golfers in the world.
Wichita Country Club is the oldest private club in the state of Kansas. Since its founding in 1900, it has produced several prominent figures in golf history, including former USGA President Judy Bell and John L. Powell, founder of the Kansas State Golf Association. In addition, it was the site of the 1963 NCAA Championship, the 1948 and 1970 Western Amateurs and the 2008 Kansas Amateur.
The 2010 U.S. Womens Mid-Amateur will be the third USGA championship played at the club, following the 1955 U.S. Womens Open, won by Fay Crocker, and the 1969 USGA Senior Amateur, won by Curtis Person Sr. Kansas has hosted 19 previous USGA championships, but this will be its first U.S. Womens Mid-Amateur Championship.
The 2009 U.S. Womens Mid-Amateur Championship will be played at Golden Hills Golf and Turf Club in Ocala, Fla., Oct. 3-8. First played in 1987, the U.S. Womens Mid-Amateur is open to female amateurs who are at least 25 years old and have a USGA Handicap Index that does not exceed 9.4.