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Nassau CC to host 2014 Women's Amateur

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Nassau Country Club in Glen Cove, N.Y., has been named host of the 2014 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship. The event will be Aug. 11-17.

Nassau, organized in 1895, was originally a nine-hole course located a mile from its current location. The first course built on the current site was designed by a committee of members and opened in 1899. In 1914, Seth Raynor made extensive renovations. As the club acquired additional land, Devereux Emmet (1920) and Herbert Strong (1922) were hired to make more adjustments.

The club has previously held the 1903 U.S. Amateur, won by Walter Travis, and the 1914 U.S. Women’s Amateur, won by Katherine Harley Jackson. Nassau Country Club has also served as the site of many state and regional tournaments, including the New York State Amateur, Long Island Open, three Metropolitan Opens and eight Metropolitan Amateurs.

“Hosting the 2014 U.S. Women’s Amateur on the 100th anniversary of the championship first being contested at Nassau will be a major milestone for the club and the USGA,” said Nassau president John Caliolo. “We are very excited to have the opportunity to add a new chapter to Nassau’s storied history.”

The U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship will be played this year at Rhode Island Country Club in Barrington, R.I., from Aug. 8-14. The 2012 championship will be played Aug. 6-12 at The Country Club in Cleveland, Ohio. The host site for the 2013 U.S. Women’s Amateur has not been selected.