USGA Announces 2008 US Womens Am Site


FAR HILLS, N.J. -- Eugene Country Club in Eugene, Oregon, will host the 2008 U.S. Women's Amateur championship, the USGA announced on Monday.
The course, which has hosted three other USGA championships, is unique in that it was 'reversed' by famed golf course architect Robert Trent Jones Sr. in 1967.
Jones placed the tee boxes where the greens had been built in 1925, and vice versa.
'Eugene Country Club is honored to have the opportunity to host this national championship,' said the club's president, Neil Warne. 'We look forward to having the best amateur female players in the world come to Eugene.'
The club has previously hosted the 1964 U.S. Junior Amateur, the 1993 Mid- Amateur, and the 2002 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur. The 2008 Women's Amateur will be played the week of August 4-10.