The USGA, last week, announced the pairings and start times for the first annual U.S. Womens Fourball Championship, to be held at the Bandon Dunes Golf Resort in Bandon, OR. The event, which will be contested on the Pacific Dunes course, marks the first time the USGA has ventured into the team format for its marquee championships.

Among the 64 qualified sides are some notable names. 12 year old Lucy Li, of Redwood City, CA earned medalist honors in qualifying, with partner Kathleen Scavo of Benicia, CA. Li, who rose to prominence as the youngest U.S. Women’s Open qualifier ever at the age of 11, also competed in Dupont at last years U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links. Local entrants include the team of Kim Titus and Kelly Gardner, both from Gig Harbor, WA and the team of Shawn Farmer of Bellevue, WA and Christina Proteau of Vancouver Island, CA. Washougal, WA native Debbie Friede will compete with Californian Michelle Lint, while Gigi Stoll of Portland, OR will compete with another Californian in Danielle Lee.

The inaugural U.S. Womens Fourball Championship takes place from May 9th through 13th and will be broadcast live on Fox Sports 1. The full press release is included below.

USGA Announces Groupings and Starting Times for Inaugural U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship

2015 U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship
May 9-13, 2015
Bandon Dunes Golf Resort (Pacific Dunes), Bandon, Ore.

www.uswomensamfourball.org

BANDON, Ore. (May 1, 2015) – The United States Golf Association (USGA) has announced groupings and starting times for the first two rounds of the 2015 U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship on Saturday, May 9 and Sunday, May 10 at the 6,005-yard, par-72 Pacific Dunes course at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort.

The U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball consists of 36 holes of stroke play on May 9 and 10, after which the 64 sides (128 players) will be reduced to the low 32 sides (64 players) for match play. There will be five rounds of match play, starting May 11 with the first round. The second and quarterfinal rounds are slated for May 12. The semifinals will be played the morning of May 13, with the 18-hole championship match scheduled to follow at 1:30 p.m. PDT.

All Times PDT

Saturday (May 9), hole #1 / Sunday (May 10), hole #1

7 a.m./10:24 a.m. – Mary Jane Hiestand, Naples, Fla./Tara Joy-Connelly, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; Lila Barton, Dallas, Texas/Marissa Mar, El Macero, Calif.

7:12 a.m./10:36 a.m. – Janet Weber, Las Vegas, Nev./Ronda Henderson, Las Vegas, Nev.; Madelein Herr, New Hope, Pa./Brynn Walker, St. Davids, Pa.

7:24 a.m./10:48 a.m. – Katie Miller, Jeannette, Pa./Amber Marsh Elliott, Greensboro, N.C.; Meghan Stasi, Oakland Park, Fla./Dawn Woodard, Greer, S.C.

7:36 a.m./11 a.m. – Megan Carter, Blackshear, Ga./Lauren Lightfritz, Suwanee, Ga.; Shawn Farmer, Bellevue, Wash./Christina Proteau, Canada

7:48 a.m./11:12 a.m. – Courtney Tincher, New York, N.Y./Marie Bos, New York, N.Y.; Madison Gerstle, Cincinnati, Ohio/Martha Leach, Hebron, Ky.

8 a.m./11:24 a.m. – Tara Fleming, Jersey City, N.J./Alicia Kapheim, Pennington, N.J.; Robynn Ree, Redondo Beach, Calif./Hannah O’Sullivan, Paradise Valley, Ariz.

8:12 a.m./11:36 a.m. – Barbara Byrnes, Mesa, Ariz./Donna Marden, Tucson, Ariz.; Angela Collins, Glendale, Calif./Kathy Kurata, Pasadena, Calif.

8:24 a.m./11:48 a.m. – Shirley Vaughn, Canton, Ohio/Gail Hackett, Canton, Ohio; Veronica Joels, Las Vegas, Nev./Morgan Goldstein, Las Vegas, Nev.

8:36 a.m./12 p.m. – Emily Campbell, Dallas, Texas/Cheyenne Knight, Aledo, Texas; Patricia Wong, Walnut, Calif./Katherine Muzi, Walnut, Calif.

8:48 a.m./12:12 p.m. – Christine Gagner, North Oxford, Mass./Mary Gale, Worcester, Mass.; Courtney Dow, Frisco, Texas/Brooke McDougald, The Woodlands, Texas

9 a.m./12:24 p.m. – Debbie Friede, Washougal, Wash./Michelle Lint, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Calif.; Athena Yang, Winter Haven, Fla./Kendall Griffin, Sebring, Fla.

9:12 a.m./12:36 p.m. – Abby Portyrata, Richmond, Va./Lauren Greenlief, Oakton, Va.; Marni Murez, Manhattan Beach, Calif./Ashley Kim, Redondo Beach, Calif.

9:24 a.m./12:48 p.m. – Olivia Herrick, Roseville, Minn./Samantha Sommers, Sartell, Minn.; Briana Chacon, Whittier, Calif./Hannah Zeman, Ontario, Calif.

9:36 a.m./1 p.m. – Susana Vik, Greenwich, Conn./Camilla Vik, Greenwich, Conn.; Caryn Wilson, Rancho Mirage, Calif./Mina Hardin, Fort Worth, Texas

9:48 a.m./1:12 p.m. – Angel Yin, Arcadia, Calif./Muni He, People’s Republic of China; Debra Mielke, McKinney, Texas/Amanda Pettit, Irving, Texas

10 a.m./1:24 p.m. – Connie Isler, Arlington, Va./Shelley Sanders, Fairfax, Va.; Eden Anderson, Oakland, Calif./Shannon Wolfe, Marina del Rey, Calif.

10:24 a.m./7 a.m. – Lacy Shelton, Overland Park, Kan./Sarah Davison, Choudrant, La.; Kate Grace, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif./Michelle Burgess, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.

10:36 a.m./7:12 a.m. – Mallory Hetzel, Waynesville, N.C./Lea Venable, Laurens, S.C.; Kathleen Scavo, Benicia, Calif./Lucy Li, Redwood City, Calif.

10:48 a.m./7:24 a.m. – Julie Oxendine, Russellville, Ark./Carrie Hall, Hot Springs, Ark.; Shannon Oh, Oceanside, Calif./Texie June Petchel, Murrieta, Calif.

11 a.m./7:36 a.m. – Alyaa Abdulghany, Newport Beach, Calif./Ellen Takada, Irvine, Calif.; Carol Robertson, Blacksburg, Va./Corrie Myers, Palm Coast, Fla.

11:12 a.m./7:48 a.m. – Terese Romeo, Tampa, Fla./Mary Janiga, West Palm Beach, Fla.; Linda Jeffery, Abilene, Texas/Lea Green, McCalla, Ala.

11:24 a.m./8 a.m. – Jennifer Kupcho, Denver, Colo./Gillian Vance, Denver, Colo.; Kate Johnson, Chicago, Ill./Sarah Boockford, Glen Ellyn, Ill.

11:36 a.m./8:12 a.m. – Ty Akabane, Danville, Calif./Kailie Vongsaga, Walnut, Calif.; Brenda Pictor, Marietta, Ga./Susan Rheney, Greensboro, Ga.

11:48 a.m./8:24 a.m. – Sue Billek Nyhus, Salt Lake City, Utah/Annette Gaiotti, Salt Lake City, Utah; Kathleen (Kitty) Colliflower, Rochester, N.Y./Taffy Brower, Boynton Beach, Fla.

12 p.m./8:36 a.m. – Thuhashini Selvaratnam, Cave Creek, Ariz./Mari Miezwa, Chandler, Ariz.; Elizabeth Gilley Payne, Flossmoor, Ill./Margaret Gilley, Flossmoor, Ill.

12:12 p.m./8:48 a.m. – Angela Stewart, Greenville, N.C./Rachel Carpenter, St. Simon’s Island, Ga.; Nina Whalen, Indianapolis, Ind./Michelle Smith, Fort Wayne, Ind.

12:24 p.m./9 a.m. – Jenny Graeser, Cedar Falls, Iowa/Katie Gustafson, Ames, Iowa; Maria Fassi, Mexico/Maria Balcazar, Mexico

12:36 p.m./9:12 a.m. – Lynn Thompson, Cincinnati, Ohio/Janie Klare, Cincinnati, Ohio; Alyssa Roland, New York, N.Y./Callie Kemmer, Washington, D.C.

12:48 p.m./9:24 a.m. – Mika Liu, Bradenton, Fla./Rinko Mitsunaga, Roswell, Ga.; Nancy Kromar, Austin, Texas/Beth Cleckler, Austin, Texas

1 p.m./9:36 a.m. – Catherine Dolan, Ballwin, Mo./Kelly Hutchison, St. Louis, Mo.; Gigi Stoll, Portland, Ore./Danielle Lee, La Mirada, Calif.

1:12 p.m./9:48 a.m. – Kim Titus, Gig Harbor, Wash./Kelly Gardner, Gig Harbor, Wash.; Angel Macleod, North Attleboro, Mass./Cheryl Popp, Westford, Mass.

1:24 p.m./10 a.m. – Ellen Oswald, New City, N.Y./Dani Mullin, West Islip, N.Y.; Carolyn Zhao, San Diego, Calif./Brooke Seay, San Diego, Calif.

Bandon Dunes Golf Resort (Pacific Dunes) Hole by Hole

Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Total
Par 4 4 5 5 3 4 4 4 4 37
Yardage 306 335 474 463 165 316 377 349 371 3,156
Hole 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Total
Par 3 3 5 4 3 5 4 3 5 35
Yardage 163 117 507 339 142 534 338 164 545 2,849

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