Druid Hills Golf Club

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Druid Hills Golf Club
Druid Hills Golf Course.JPG
Club information
Location Atlanta, Georgia
Established 1912
Type private
Total holes 18
Tournaments hosted Dogwood Invitational
Website www.druidhillsgolfclub.com
Druid Hills Golf Course
Designed by Herbert H. Barker[1] - 1912
A. W. Tillinghast - 1935
Bob Cupp - 2003
Par 72
Length 6,860 yards
Course rating 73.5
The clubhouse at Druid Hills Golf Club

The Druid Hills Golf Club is a private country club located on 740 Clifton Road, N.E., in the Druid Hills neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia. The course has frequently hosted U.S. Women's Open qualifying tournaments.

History[edit]

Founded in 1912, the club's facilities include golf, dining, tennis, fitness, and swimming. In May 1924 the clubhouse was gutted by fire for a $100,000 loss but was promptly rebuilt.[2] In 2003 the golf course underwent a major rehabilitation. The club hosts the Dogwood Invitational,[2] a top ten men's amateur golf tournament. The original course was designed by Herbert H. Barker in 1912.[1] Subsequent renovations were completed by A. W. Tillinghast in 1935 and Bob Cupp in 2003.

In October of 1921 President Warren G. Harding and his wife visited Atlanta. The distinguished couple had previously been in Columbus, where the president had inspected the army post at Fort Benning.[3] The Hardings visited Druid Hills Golf Club where a luncheon was served to the president and his entourage.[2]

2011 U.S. Women's Open (sectional qualifying)[edit]

Qualifying was held on May 16, 2011 and 36 holes were played. Those qualifying to play in the 2011 U.S. Women's Open were Reilley Rankin, Whitney Wade and Mariah Stackhouse, the latter being the only African-American player to qualify for the Open in 2011.[4]

2013 U.S. Women's Open (sectional qualifying)[edit]

LPGA professional Jane Park of Woodstock, Georgia and Macarena Silva of Chile earned medalist honors at the 2013 U.S. Women's Open sectional qualifier at Druid Hills Golf Club and automatically qualified for the Championship by posting 1-under-par 143 scores.[5]

2015 U.S. Women's Open (sectional qualifying)[edit]

The course hosted another U.S. Women's Open sectional qualifying event on May 18–19, 2015.[6] 73 players were entered to play the 36-hole qualifier, with starting times beginning at 7:30 a.m. eastern time on both the #1 and #10 tees. Five players, two professionals and three amateurs, withdrew before play began.[6]

First round play[edit]

Monday, May 18, 2015[edit]

Play was suspended at 12:55 p.m. local time in the first round due to lightning but was resumed at 3:00 p.m. when the weather cleared. At that point in the tournament, Jane Park led the scoring on 68, 4-under-par. Her round—which was free of bogeys—featured birdies on holes 2, 9, 12 and 16. French amateur Agathe Laisné[7] was second on 69.

Of those players who had finished their round prior to the inclement weather moving in, amateurs Ally McDonald of Fulton, Mississippi and Kendall Martindale were tied in third place on 70, 2-under-par. Brooke Pancake also finished first round play with a fine 70. There were five players bunched on 1-under-par 71—Lacey Fears, Tara Lyons, Janie Jackson, Mariah Stackhouse and Australian Emily McLennan.[6]

Second round play[edit]

Tuesday, May 19, 2015[edit]

Jane Park carded her second straight bogey-free 68, finishing on 136, and qualified for the 2015 U.S. Women's Open. Brooke Pancake was the other qualifier after shooting a 68 as well to finish at 138. Jean Reynolds of Newnan, Georgia made the best move on Tuesday by shooting a tournament best 67 to finish at 140, 2 shots off the pace necessary to advance. In a stretch beginning on the 8th hole and ending on the 15th hole, she made six birdies. The only bogey on her card came at the 3rd hole. Janie Jackson and Ally McDonald posted 68 and 69, respectively, finishing on 139.

Scorecard[edit]

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Course layout[edit]

DruidHillsCourseLayout.JPG

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Druid Hills Golf Club". http://golf-info-guide.com. Retrieved 18 May 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c "History of Druid Hills". http://www.dhgc.org. Retrieved 18 May 2015. 
  3. ^ "Harding Starts His Southern Trip Today". New York Tribune. October 25, 1921. p. 5. Retrieved 18 May 2015. 
  4. ^ Hiskey, Michelle (July 5, 2011). "In Making a Big Leap, Many Helping Hands". NYTimes.com. Retrieved 19 May 2015. 
  5. ^ "2013 U.S. Women’s Open Sectional Qualifier". http://www.gsga.org. Retrieved 18 May 2015. 
  6. ^ a b c "2015 U.S. Women's Open Sectional Qualifying Sites Announced". http://www.usga.org. Retrieved 18 May 2015. 
  7. ^ "Agathe Laisne". http://www.wagr.com. Retrieved 18 May 2015. 

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Coordinates: 33°46′32″N 84°19′53″W / 33.77556°N 84.33139°W / 33.77556; -84.33139