Wichita Country Club to Host 2010 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur Championship

The United States Golf Association has announced that Wichita (Kan.) Country Club has been selected as the site of the 2010 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur Championship. The dates of the championship will be September 25-30.

"We are honored and thrilled to be able to host such a prestigious national championship," said Cary Cozby, chief executive officer at Wichita C.C. "Our club has a long history in amateur golf, and we couldn't be more excited for the city of Wichita as we prepare to welcome some of the finest female golfers in the world."

Wichita Country Club is the oldest private club in Kansas. Since its founding in 1900, it has produced several prominent figures in golf history, including former USGA President Judy Bell and John L. Powell, founder of the Kansas State Golf Association. In addition, it hosted the 1963 NCAA Championship, the 1948 and 1970 Western Amateurs and the 2008 Kansas Amateur.

The 2010 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur will be the third USGA championship played at the club, following the 1955 U.S. Women's Open, won by Fay Crocker, and the 1969 USGA Senior Amateur, won by Curtis Person Sr. Kansas has hosted 19 previous USGA championships, but this will be its first U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur Championship.

The USGA had previously selected the Philadelphia Cricket Club in Flourtown, Pa., as the site of the 2010 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur Championship. Due to an accelerated time line for a planned renovation to the club's Wissahickon course, the club asked the USGA to be released from its obligation to host the championship. However, the club intends to extend an invitation to host a USGA national championship in the future.

The 2009 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur Championship will be played at Golden Hills Golf and Turf Club in Ocala, Fla., October 3-8. First played in 1987, the U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur is open to female amateurs who are at least 25 years old and have a USGA Handicap Index that does not exceed 9.4.