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USGA Women’s State Team

Aug 5, 2009

Sycamore Hills Golf Club in Fort Wayne will host the 2009
USGA Women’s State Team Championship, conducted by the United States Golf
Association, Sept. 1-3. A field of skilled female amateur players from across
the 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico will test their
abilities for three days on one of the finest courses in the Midwest.

“Bringing an event of this caliber to Fort Wayne will be a boost to
the entire community,” said Don Hunter, Sycamore Hills general manager. “It
will showcase one of the finest golf courses in the Midwest, and give the golf
fans in the area a chance to see some of the best female golfers in the
country. We are looking forward to hosting this prestigious event and are
confident that the participants will enjoy the challenge and our Hoosier


Over the past several months, USGA officials, in conjunction
with Course Superintendent Jeff Geller, have made minor alterations to the course.
The removal of several trees on Nos. 8 and 17 and some bunker modifications on
the fifth hole will enhance course playability for the championship as well as
the membership.

Many factors have made this championship possible, including the
significant assistance of our key supporters. Major contributions from several
pillars of the Fort Wayne community helped secure this event, which will enable
fans to watch and enjoy some of the best female amateur golfers from across the
country. This group of supporters is optimistic that this championship will
result in the development for a successful long-term relationship between
Sycamore Hills and the USGA.


“Our supporters believe that hosting this event will
showcase Sycamore Hills and the entire Fort Wayne community,” said Hunter.

The three-day, three-person team event begins with practice rounds on
Sunday, Aug. 30, and Monday, Aug. 31. The first round of the championship begins
on Tuesday, Sept. 1 and admission is free.