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San Diego Country Club to host 2017 Women's Am

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San Diego Country Club will play host to the U.S. Women's Amateur in 2017, the USGA announced Tuesday.

The event will mark the third time that the club in Chula Vista, Calif., will serve as venue for a USGA championship, having also hosted the 1964 U.S. Women's Open, won by Mickey Wright in a playoff, as well as the 1993 U.S. Women's Amateur, won by Jill McGill and marking the last time the event took place in California.

'The USGA is very happy to return to San Diego Country Club,' explained USGA vice president Thomas O'Toole. 'Southern California has consistently provided a vibrant backdrop for our national championships, and we are confident that San Diego Country Club will again provide an outstanding test.'

The announcement means that three of the biggest events in amateur golf will be held along the California coast in four years' time. In addition to the Women's Amateur at San Diego Country Club, the U.S. Amateur will take place at Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades in the summer of 2017, while Los Angeles Country Club will host the Walker Cup.

The dates for the championship in 2017 will be Aug. 7-13. Future sites for the U.S. Women's Amateur include Nassau Country Club in Glen Cove, N.Y. (2014), Portland Golf Club in Portland, Ore. (2015), and Rolling Green Golf Club in Springfield, Pa. (2016).