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Bay area's CordeValle gets 2016 U.S. Women's Open

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SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. – The 2016 U.S. Women’s Open will be played at CordeValle in San Martin, Calif., the USGA announced Wednesday.

It will mark the first time the U.S. Women's Open will be played in the San Francisco Bay area. It's scheduled for July 7-10. Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, a member of the USGA’s nominating committee, will serve as honorary chairman of the tournament.

“Northern California has produced two of today’s most accomplished female players in Women’s Open champions Paula Creamer and Juli Inkster, and we look forward to bringing this championship to such a vibrant golf community,” Thomas J. O’Toole Jr., USGA vice president and chairman of the championship committee, said in a statement.

CordeValle also will host the U.S. Senior Women's Open in September this year.