Quail Creek Country Club has been selected by the United States Golf Association as the host site for the 2020 U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship.
The U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship is open to two-player sides (or teams) of female amateurs with an individual Handicap Index® not exceeding 14.4. There are no age restrictions and partners are not required to be from the same club, state or country.
The championship begins with 18-hole sectional qualifying, which commences the previous August and is conducted by allied golf associations on behalf of the USGA. A total of 64 sides advance to the national championship, where each player plays their own ball throughout the round. Each side’s score is determined by using the lower score of the partners for each hole. After 36 holes of stroke play, the field is reduced to the low 32 sides for the championship’s match-play bracket, from which the eventual champion is determined.
The 2020 U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball will be the sixth playing of the championship, which was contested for the first time in 2015 and won by teenagers Mika Liu and Rinko Mitsunaga, who prevailed at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort in Bandon, Ore. It also marks the 26th USGA championship contested in Florida. Upcoming championships in the Sunshine State include the 2018 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur at Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club in Vero Beach later this week and the 2019 U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship at Timuquana Country Club in Jacksonville.