USGA Announces 2003 US Junior Championship Sites


The USGA announced that Brooklawn Country Club in Fairfield, Conn., would host the 2003 U.S. Girls' Junior Championship while Columbia Country Club in Chevy Chase, Md., will host the 2003 U.S. Junior Amateur.
One of the nation's oldest clubs, Brooklawn was founded in 1895, and began as a nine-hole layout on rolling farmland on the outskirts of Bridgeport. An 18-hole course was opened in 1911 and, in 1931, A.W. Tillinghast redesigned the course into its current form. The Girls' Junior will be played from July 21-26, 2003.
Brooklawn has played host to three previous USGA championships - the 1974 Junior Amateur (won by David Nevatt), the 1979 U.S. Women's Open (won by Jerilyn Britz) and the 1987 U.S. Senior Open (won by Gary Player).
'Brooklawn has had a long and close relationship with the USGA and we are delighted to host another national championship,' said 2003 Girls' Junior General Chairman Cathy Boatwright.
Prior to visiting Brooklawn Country Club, the Girls' Junior will be played at Indian Hills Country Club in Mission Hills, Kan., from July 23-28, 2001 and at Echo Lake Country Club in Westfield, N.J., from July 22-27, 2002.
Columbia Country Club will host the boys' championship from July 22-26, 2003. The course was opened in 1911 and hosted the 1921 U.S. Open (won by James M. Barnes). Based on an original design by Herbert H. Barker and Dr. Walter Harban, Columbia's layout has been revised by Walter J. Travis and Harban (1916) and Brian Ault and Tom Clark (1981, 1992, 2000).
'Columbia is excited and honored to have been selected as the site of the 2003 U.S. Junior Amateur,' said Bill Scott, general chairman. 'We are very proud of our golf course. It will present a fair and unique challenge for the many wonderful junior golfers in our country.'
Prior to visiting Columbia Country Club, the Junior Amateur will be played at Oak Hills Country Club in San Antonio, Texas, from July 24-28, 2001; and at Atlanta Athletic Club in Duluth, Ga., from July 23-27, 2002.
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