Cherry Hills Selected for 2005 US Womens Open


The Women's Committee of the United States Golf Association selected Cherry Hills Country Club in Englewood, Colorado, as the host of the 2005 U.S. Women's Open.
Cherry Hills, designed by William S. Flynn and opened for play in 1923, has served as host for seven previous USGA Championships, most notably the 1960 U.S. Open won by Arnold Palmer.
Palmer, seven shots back of leader Mike Souchak at the start of the final round, began his charge by driving the green at the 404-yard, par-4 1st hole on his way to an opening birdie. He wound up shooting 65 to win by two strokes over then-amateur Jack Nicklaus.
Cherry Hills was also the site of the 1938 U.S. Open, won by Ralph Guldahl; the 1978 U.S. Open, won by Andy North; the 1990 U.S. Amateur, won by Phil Mickelson; and the 1993 U.S. Senior Open, won by Nicklaus.
Vic Ghezzi defeated Byron Nelson in 38 holes of match play to capture the 1941 PGA Championship at Cherry Hills, while Hubert Green triumphed by two shots over Lee Trevino in stroke play to win the 1985 PGA in Englewood.
The USGA also announced that Interlachen Country Club in Edina, Minnesota, will play host to the 2008 U.S. Women's Open.
Interlachen, a Donald Ross design from 1920, is best known as the site of Bobby Jones' U.S. Open victory in 1930, the year he completed what would come to be known as the 'Grand Slam', by winning the U.S. Open, British Open, U.S. Amateur and British Amateur in a single calendar year.
The U.S. Women's Open, one of 13 national championships conducted annually by the USGA, is currently being held at Pine Needles in Southern Pines, North Carolina. The 2002 U.S. Women's Open will be hosted by Prairie Dunes in Hutchinson, Kansas, from July 4-7, while the 2003 event is scheduled to be played at Lake Merced Golf Club in Daly City, California.
The 2004 U.S. Women's Open will be held at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club in North Plains, Oregon, which also served as host of the 1997 championship.
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