US Women’s Amateur Golf Championship Coming to Anchorage

One of the largest golf tournaments is coming to Anchorage. Your Alaska Link’s La’Shawn Donelson found that golfers in our area are excited about the upcoming event. 

The U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship is coming to Anchorage, Alaska, and I speak to residents about how excited they are.

The U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship is coming here to Anchorage Golf Course at the end of July. It is the first time this tournament will be held in the state.

“That is really, really cool. It’s fantastic. That the USGA is able to host this event and that Anchorage Golf Club is welcoming us to to their course and you guys get to show off Alaska and we get to see one of the most majestic places on earth.” – Lara Tennant/Defending Champion Of Usga Senior Women’s Amateur

Defending champion Laura Tennent is one of the senior golfers who will be playing in the tournament at the Anchorage golf course.

“Well, it’s the first ever national championship for golf here in the state. So we’re really excited about that. And then everything that that means, it shines a spotlight on golf in Alaska. It allows us to improve our golf course for all the local residents, and it helps us grow the game with some other juniors and other people that have not really played golf.” – Rich Sayers, General Manager Of Anchorage Golf Course

Rich Sayers is the general manager of the golf course. He and the tournament director, Tracy Parsons, says this championship will showcase the best golf talents of senior women.

“Is where you stand behind our belief that golf needs players of all ages. And we also believe that golf is a game that can be played in any location.” – Tracy Parson, Usga Championship Director

People we talk to feel fortunate that the national golf tournament is coming to Anchorage.

“We’re looking forward to seeing the ladies play because, you know, personally, I think ladies and lady, seniors are excellent golfers. They’ve really pared down the field. So I think it’s going to be very tournament.” – Jon Compton, Anchorage Resident

“I’m hoping I’m going to learn something. Yeah, learn something from them. And also just to see the players from a lot of different countries and see how they do on the course the we play.” – Lorraine Campbell, Anchorage Golfer

For more information on the upcoming U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Tournament, you can visit USGA dot org. La’shawn Donelson. Your Alaska link, Anchorage.