USGA Championships: Bandon Dune Resort will host a pair

Updated: May 2, 2011

The United States Golf Association will hit the Southern Oregon Coast this year with a pair of championships in the Men’s and Women’s Public Links Championships. The events will take place at the same time on the Bandon Trails and Old Macdonald courses. The events will be held June 27-July 2. A total of 156 men and 156 women will play through two rounds of qualifying before the fields will be cut to the low 64 for men and women for match play. It marks the return of the USGA to the Bandon Dunes Resort.

The USGA played its Curtis Cup in 2006 at Bandon Dunes and then returned with the U.S. Men’s Mid-Amateur in 2007. The event will draw the top amateurs from around the country who are not associated with private clubs. The men’s defending champion Lion Kim won’t be back to defend, as he will turn pro this summer but the women’s defending champ Emily Tubert of California will be back to win a second straight championship.