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U.S. Women’s Open Championship heads to Charleston in 2019

The United States Golf Association (USGA) has awarded its 2019 U.S. Women’s Open Championship to the Country Club of Charleston in the South Carolina city.

The 2019 edition of the U.S. Women’s Open, the oldest of women’s golf’s five majors, will be the second USGA championship conducted at the Country Club of Charleston. The club previously hosted the 2013 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship.

Diana Murphy, USGA vice-president and championship committee chairman, said: “The U.S. Women’s Open is the most sought-after title in women’s golf, and we are confident the course will test the players thoroughly as they compete for the honour of hoisting the Harton S. Semple Trophy in 2019.”

Cordes Ford, Country Club of Charleston president, added: “Not only will this championship showcase our classic golf course to an international audience, it will bring the world's best female golfers, their families and supporters to our vibrant city and allow them to experience Charleston and all the hospitality our community has to offer.”

Upcoming U.S. Women’s Open Championships will be contested July 7-10, 2016, at CordeValle in San Martin, California; July 13-16, 2017, at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey; and May 31-June 3, 2018, at Shoal Creek in Alabama.

This year’s championship was held from July 9-12 at Lancaster Country Club in Pennsylvania and was won by South Korea’s Chun In-gee.