Two years after the Men’s Championship began in 1900, the Women’s Championship was born and will celebrate its 112th year in 2014. It has become one of the most sought after women’s amateur titles and routinely displays the talents of players who are seen competing on the LPGA Tour.
Golfers come from around the Carolinas, the East Coast, and the world to enter the North & South each year. Most of the mid-amateurs at one point dreamed of playing on the professional tour (some of them even tried it), while the younger ones still harbor those dreams. Some will make it as PGA and LPGA Tour stars, like Jack Nicklaus, Curtis Strange, Davis Love III, Corey Pavin, Babe Didrikson, Louise Suggs, Donna Andrews, and Morgan Pressel.
Eight of the last 11 North & South Women’s Amateur champions are on the LPGA Tour, including Yani Tseng, who beat Morgan Pressel (the 2004 champion) in 2005 before going on to win six LPGA majors – and counting.