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CC of Carolina to Host 2010 U.S. Girls' Junior Championship


The United States Golf Association has announced that the Country Club of North Carolina in Pinehurst, N.C., will host the 2010 U.S. Girls' Junior Championship. The dates of the championship will be July 19-24, 2010.

"The members of The Country Club of North Carolina are excited and honored to host the 2010 U.S. Girls' Junior Championship," said Dr. John N. Ellis, club president. "It will have been 30 years since the U.S. Amateur was played on our Dogwood course, and we are very pleased to welcome back the USGA for another championship. The Dogwood course is well known for its beauty and challenge, and we are confident that the players will find the course a demanding but enjoyable test of their skills."

Designed by Ellis Maples and Willard Byrd and opened in 1963, Dogwood was the site of the 1980 U.S. Amateur Championship (won by Hal Sutton). The layout has also hosted six Southern Amateurs, seven North Carolina Amateurs and three Carolinas Amateurs.

The state of North Carolina has hosted 24 previous USGA championships, and will also host two other USGA championships in 2010: the U.S. Amateur Public Links at Bryan Park Golf Course in Greensboro from July 12-17, and the U.S. Women's Amateur at Charlotte Country Club from August 9-15.

The 2009 U.S. Girls' Junior Championship will be played at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., from July 20-25. First contested in 1949, the U.S. Girls' Junior is open to female golfers who have not reached their 18th birthday and have a USGA handicap index that does not exceed 18.4.