Far Hills, N.J. – The United States Golf Association today announced Del Paso Country Club, in Sacramento, Calif., as the host site for the 2015 U.S. Senior Open Championship. This will be the fifth USGA championship held at Del Paso Country Club. The dates of the championship are June 25-28.
“The USGA is pleased to continue its friendship with Del Paso Country Club and the community of Sacramento,” said USGA Vice President and Championship Committee Chairman Thomas J. O’Toole Jr. “Del Paso and Sacramento have embraced the spirit of this national championship and will be great partners with the USGA in producing what we are confident will be a successful championship and community event.”
The most recent USGA championship at Del Paso was the 1982 U.S. Women’s Open, when Janet Alex won by six strokes for her first professional victory. Del Paso has also twice hosted the U.S. Women’s Amateur. In 1957, JoAnne Gunderson Carner, at age 18, won the second of her eight USGA championships by defeating Anne Casey Johnstone, 8 and 6. In 1976, Donna Horton posted a 2-and-1 victory over Marianne Bretton. Del Paso also hosted the 1964 USGA Senior Women’s Amateur, with Loma Smith capturing the first of her back-to-back titles by one stroke.
“Del Paso Country Club is very pleased to bring the 2015 U.S. Senior Open Championship to our club and the greater Sacramento community,” said Dan Spector, 2015 Senior Open championship chairman and past president of club. “We look forward to hosting this prestigious championship and sharing with the rest of the world the club and community of which we are so very proud.”
Del Paso Country Club was founded in 1916 on property that was part of the original Rancho Del Paso, a historic 44,000-acre area used by 19th-century settlers as a pathway through the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The course, which is located 10 miles northeast of downtown Sacramento, was designed by Scotsman John L. Black. It was redesigned and renovated by architect Kyle Phillips in 2006.
The U.S. Senior Open Championship was first played in 1981. The championship is open to any professional and amateur golfer 50 years of age with a USGA Handicap Index® not exceeding 3.4. In 2012, the U.S. Senior Open Championship will be played at Indianwood Golf & Country Club, in Lake Orion, Mich., from July 12-15. The 2013 championship will be played July 11-14 at Omaha (Neb.) Country Club, and the 2014 championship will be played July 10-13 at Oak Tree National Club in Edmond, Okla.