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Portland Golf Club to host 2015 Women's Amateur

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The 2015 U.S. Women's Amateur will head to Portland (Ore.) Golf Club, the USGA announced in a release Thursday.

The event will mark the third time the governing body has used the venue for one of its championships, as Portland GC was previously used for the 1982 U.S. Senior Open and the 1999 U.S. Senior Amateur. Perhaps more famously, the course also played host to the 1946 PGA Championship, won by Ben Hogan, as well as the 1947 Ryder Cup, which featured an American team captained by Hogan and inclusive of golfing greats Walter Hagen, Jimmy Demaret, Sam Snead and Byron Nelson.

'Portland Golf Club holds a very special place in golf history,' explained Thomas J. O'Toole Jr., USGA vice president and chairman of the championship committee, in a release. 'The USGA is proud to bring another championship to the club and add another page to the Portland Golf Club history book.'

Open to all female amateurs who have a USGA handicap index of 5.4 or lower, the 2013 edition of the U.S. Women's Amateur will be held August 5-11 at the Country Club of Charleston (S.C.). Future sites also include Nassau Country Club in Glen Cove, N.Y. (2014) and Rolling Green Golf Club in Springfield, Pa. (2016).

The 2015 event will be held August 10-16.