The oldest competitive women's golf event in the United States is featured this week as the 112th edition of the Women's Amateur Championship takes place at The Country Club in Cleveland, Ohio. Thirteen women played 18 holes in the inaugural event in 1895, with Mrs. Charles S. Brown winning. Times have certainly changed. This year, 156 players will tee it up in the first two rounds of stroke play with the top 64 advancing to match play. By the final day, the winner will have played nine competitive rounds in seven days. Throughout the years, this event has featured some of the most accomplished women in the game with players such as Glenna Collett Vare, JoAnne Carner, Babe Didrikson Zaharias, Louise Suggs, Kay Cockerill, Beth Daniel and Julie Inkster notching their names in history. Vare, a lifelong amateur, won the event a record six times and Carner won five. Five women have won the event three consecutive years and six women have won it twice in a row. Danielle Kang is the most recent double winner having claimed the title in 2010 and 2011. Kang has since turned pro leaving the door open for a new champion in 2012.
All times in GMT
00:00 & 12:00 August 9
USGA: U.S. Women's Amateur Championship Rd. 1
01:00 & 12:00 August 10
USGA: U.S. Women's Amateur Championship Rd. 2
01:00 & 15:00 August 11
USGA: U.S. Women's Amateur Championship Rd. 3
07:00 & 18:00 August 12
USGA: U.S. Women's Amateur Championship Rd. 4
01:00 & 07:00 August 13
USGA: U.S. Women's Amateur Championship Final Rd.