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In the small North Carolina village of Southern Pines, the U.S. Senior Women’s Open is merely days away from starting play on Thursday 16th of May. This year’s venue will be Pine Needles Golf Course, which has played host to USGA events on multiple occasions in the past.
The journey to the second U.S. Senior Women’s Open has been a rollercoaster for long-time ALPG member, Nancy Harvey of Canada. Having played in major championships during her 20 years on tour, the honorary Australian is now a full time instructor at RACV Royal Pines Resort. Only having time to play minimally, Harvey qualified third in her sectional qualifier held in Arizona last month.
Now preparing for the biggest event on the women’s senior’s tour, Harvey intends to take advantage of the opportunity to play in another USGA event.
“I feel very privileged to be here. The USGA has ticked all of the boxes so far,” shared Harvey in a recent social media post.
Harvey is no stranger to the Pine Needles layout, having played in the U.S. Women’s Open’s held at this site in 1996 and 2001.
Dame Laura Davies won the inaugural event in 2018 and will return this year to defend her title. Fellow Australian’s Jan Stephenson, Wendy Doolan, Jane Crafter and Victorian Amateur Sue Wooster will tee it up alongside Harvey this coming Thursday.
For tee times and scoring, visit: www.usga.org