North & South Women’s Amateur Championship

July 9 - 15, 2023

Registration Now Open


Entries are open to female amateur golfers who have a handicap index of 5.0 or less. All applicants must conform to the USGA Rules of Amateur Status and meet the requirements of the USGA Gender Policy.

The 120-player field will compete over two days on both Pinehurst No. 2 and Pinehurst No. 4. The field will be cut to a 32-player match play bracket and medalist honors. All match play rounds will be contested on Pinehurst No. 2.

Entry Process
All applications, including invitees, must be received by the Tournament Office staff by the entry deadline of 5:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time on Tuesday, May 30, 2023. ABSOLUTELY NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED. Time limit for entries means time of receipt at the Pinehurst Tournament Office (not time entry is transmitted to Pinehurst.) Entries should be submitted early to allow ample time for delay or error in transmission. The risk of delay or error in transmission lies solely with the entrant and Pinehurst will have no liability with respect to any such delay or error and the consequences therefrom, including rejection of the entry.  Applicants will fall into one of two categories: Championship Exempt or Championship Non-Exempt. The Championship field will be finalized by June 2 at the latest. All applicants will be informed of their status via email.

Entry Fee: $350 (Payment information will be collected upon acceptance following the deadline). Withdrawals after entries close up to and including July 4, 2023 will be issued a refund minus a $30 processing fee.  Withdrawals after July 5, 2023 will not receive a refund except in cases of extenuating circumstances, which will be handled on a case-by-case basis. All refunds are at the discretion of the Championship Committee.


Invitations (Championship Exempt) *see below for more details

  • Players meeting our exemption criteria will be invited to compete.
  • Players meeting exemption criteria will be accepted upon receipt of invitation or application.
  • Players meeting these criteria will be guaranteed acceptance unless more than 126 exempt players accept invitations to compete. If this occurs, players will be  granted entry into the Championship based on their highest level of exemption status. (L1 precedes L2 so on and so forth).

Applications (Championship Non-Exempt)

  • Players not meeting exemption criteria may formally apply via application.
  • Players are encouraged to attach a playing resume along with their application. The resume along with various rankings will be used to determine the remaining players that are accepted.
  • All decisions are at the discretion of the tournament committee and all decisions are final.

At Close of Entries

  • Invitations and applications are received, and processed.  The field is determined based off of the number of exempt players and selecting the best non-exempt players to complete the 120-player field.
  • All players not accepted into the Championship will be placed on a waiting list.

Championship registration will take place on July 9, from 10:00 AM-4:00 PM. Registration will be located at Pinehurst Country Club. Each contestant MUST register in person. Please make every attempt to register prior to playing practice rounds. **Failure to register without notification to the Tournament Office may result in the player forfeiting their spot in the event.**

The official practice rounds are July 9 and July 10. Players will have the option to play No. 2 and No. 4. Details on practice rounds will be available following the application deadline.

Private housing is an option available to contestants to help reduce total tournament costs.  While private housing is not guaranteed, we do our best to accommodate all players who submit their Private Housing Request form by June 14th.  Priority will be given to exempt/invited contestants.  Following acceptance to the tournament, players will be matched up with host families based on the information provided on the form.

All private housing inquiries and communications should be sent to

The player’s dinner is July 10, at 6:30 PM in the Outlook room of the Pinehurst Country Club.  ALL PLAYERS ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND. The Player’s Dinner is for players only and guests are not permitted. Golf attire is acceptable. Host families are invited to attend.

Carts are available for practice rounds ONLY, otherwise players may carry their own bag, bring a caddie, or hire a Pinehurst Caddie. Pull or push carts are  permitted. The club will not provide them. You must provide your own.

Those caddies not employed by Caddie Master Enterprises must register with the Caddie Master. There will be a $80 uniform deposit for caddies not employed by Caddie Master Enterprises. To make arrangements for a Pinehurst caddie please contact the Caddie Master (phone 910-235-8149 or at least one week in advance. Bags fees are $75 per round plus gratuity ($50+ recommended depending on services.) Pinehurst caddies will be assigned based on availability.

The Pinehurst Tournament Office and Championship Committee reserves the right to alter any of the conditions, provisions, and/or schedules herein. The decision of the Pinehurst Tournament Office and Championship Committee in any matter will be final.

The Pinehurst Tournament Office may reject an entry application, revoke an accepted application, expel from the Championship and/or suspend a player from future championships if the player engages in conduct detrimental to the integrity and image of the game of golf. Such conduct may include, but is not limited to, damage to the golf course or the player’s equipment, verbal or physical abuse of spectators, officials, volunteers, or staff, blatant or excessive profanity, disorderly behavior, failure to abide by the rules, or any other unbecoming conduct.

Players in the following categories will be eligible for exemption into the 2022 Championship only. The Pinehurst Tournament office and Championship Committee reserves the right to revise any of the exemption categories. Exempt players who wish to participate in the Championship must file and return their invitation or an official entry.


Past North and South Champions


All Exempt for Current U.S. Women’s Amateur


U.S. Women’s Open Qualifiers (2022, 2023)


U.S. Women’s Amateur Match Play Qualifiers (2022)


NCAA D1 Women’s Individual Champions Past 5 Years


NCAA D2 Women’s Individual Champion Past 2 Years


Reigning Women’s NCAA D3, NAIA, NJCAA Individual Champion


North and South Match Play Quarter-Finalist Last 2 Years


North and South Match Play contestants from prior year (16 players)


Reigning Australian Women’s Amateur Champion


Reigning European Ladies Amateur Champion


Reigning Mexican Women’s Amateur Champion


Reigning North & South Jr. Girls & Senior Women’s Champions


Reigning Women’s Carolinas Amateur Champion


Reigning North Carolina Women’s Amateur Champion


Reigning South Carolina Women’s Stroke Play Champion


Reigning South Carolina Women’s Match Play Champion


Reigning Women’s Carolinas Match Play Champion



Top 300 R&A World Golf Rankings as of entry date


Top 150 Golfweek/ Rankings as of entry date


Top 50 Golfweek or Golfstat Women’s D1 Collegiate Rankings as of entry date


Top 20 CGA Rankings as of entry date


Top 20 Junior Rankings as of entry date (Junior Golf Scoreboard, Golfweek, AJGA/Polo)

2022 Winner: Emilia Migliaccio (Cary, NC)

Emilia Migliaccio

CHAMPIONSHIP RECAP: Emilia Migliaccio wins the 120th Women’s North & South Amateur

QUARTERFINALS RECAP: On No. 2, anything can happen. Just ask the North & South semifinalists

ROUND OF 32 RECAP: Dinner is served for Schofill, Morgan while past N&S Champs fall

ROUND 2 RECAP: 2021 Runner-Up Anna Morgan charges, Hannah Levi wins medalist, all before 11-for-1 playoff

ROUND 1 RECAP: UNC’s Kayla Smith fires 66 to lead North & South as No. 2 bites back

The Best Field in Pinehurst – A look at a few of the 120th Women’s N&S top contenders

120th Women's North & South Amateur Player List

North & South Women’s Amateur Championship Schedule

North & South Women's Amateur

Date Location Activity
July 09, 2023 Pinehurst No. 2 & No. 4 (PM) Official Practice Rounds
July 09, 2023 Pinehurst Country Club Player Registration
July 10, 2023 Pinehurst No. 2 & No. 4 (PM) Official Practice Rounds
July 10, 2023 Pinehurst Country Club Player Registration
July 10, 2023 Pinehurst Country Club Player Dinner
July 11, 2023 Pinehurst No. 2 & No. 4 (AM) Rd. 1 Stroke Play
July 12, 2023 Pinehurst No. 2 & No. 4 (AM) Rd. 2 Stroke Play
July 13, 2023 Pinehurst No. 2 (AM) Match Play Round of 32
July 14, 2023 Pinehurst No. 2 (AM) Match Play Round of 16
July 14, 2023 Pinehurst No. 2 (PM) Match Play Quarterfinals
July 15, 2023 Pinehurst No. 2 (AM) Match Play Semi-Finals
July 15, 2023 Pinehurst No. 2 (AM) Match Play 18-Hole Final