Women’s U.S. Open comes to LI


Sebonack Golf Club will host the 2013 Women’s U.S. Open from June 24-30. It marks the first U.S. Women’s Open on Long Island and the first Open Championship hosted at Sebonack, a course designed by Jack Nicklaus and Tom Doak.

A field of 156 golfers will compete in the sport’s premier event in eastern Long Island, nestled on the Peconic Bay and Cold Spring Pond, offering a picturesque view.

In 2009, Sebonack was ranked No. 39 on Golf Digest’s ranking of America’s 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses.

“We’ve had a lot of PGA Tour players come here and play … but we’ve never really had the top women come here and play,” Sebonack owner Michael Pascucci said in a release from the United States Golf Association. “Long Island has had a lot of terrific men’s championships. But women are a very big part of golf [in this area]. This is an opportunity for us to see the best women in the world to come play golf on Long Island.”

Defending U.S. Open champion Na Yeon Choi played the course prior to Open media day.

“The course is very beautiful,” said Choi in a release. “The fairways are pretty generous, but second shots to the green and [shots] around the green are pretty difficult. I actually spent more time chipping and putting.”

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