Romeoville - Mistwood Golf Club, one of the Chicago area’s top golf facilities, will host the 118th Women’s Western Golf Association’s (WWGA) National Amateur Championship June 25-30.
The WWGA event, one of the oldest and most prestigious women’s amateur championships, has built a storied history through annually providing competition
for 120 of the top-ranked amateur women from around the world.
Many of golf’s greatest are past champions including Nancy Lopez, Patty Berg, Joanne Carner, Beth Daniel, Grace Park, Cristie Kerr, Louise Suggs, Kathy Whitworth, Mickey Wright, Babe Zaharias, Patricia Lesser, Brittany Lang, and Stacy Lewis.
“The Mistwood staff is eagerly anticipating the 118th Women’s Western Amateur,”
Tournament Chairman Cece Durbin, WWGA’s first vice-president, said. “The club has hosted numerous professional and amateur tournaments including 19 Illinois Women’s Opens. The scenic course, which winds around two large quarry ponds, will provide a challenge to every player. The WWGA is excited to be at one of the best courses in the Chicago area.”
For the past two decades Mistwood has been home to the top women’s championship in Illinois – the Phil Kosin Illinois Women’s Open. Mistwood Golf Club’s owner, Jim McWethy, has been very passionate in his mission to bring high-level golf events to his facility, and has always been an advocate of women’s golf.
An award-winning renovation in recent years was accomplished because McWethy wanted to create a destination experience for golfers from Chicago and throughout the Midwest. He is pleased that the world’s top amateur women will see it this summer.
“Everything we have done with Mistwood in recent years has been in preparation to
host prestigious events like the Women’s Western Golf Association’s National Amateur Championship,” he said. “We are very excited to be working with the WWGA hosting the top women amateurs from around the World and believe all of the players will be impressed with the facilities.”
The WWGA Amateur Championship is open to amateur female golfers with a USGA Handicap Index not to exceed 7.4. The format is match play following a 36-hole stroke play qualifier to determine the Championship Flight of 32.