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CordeValle selected to host 2016 U.S. Women's Open

Far Hills, NJ (Sports Network) - The United States Golf Association has chosen CordeValle in the San Francisco area as the host for the 2016 U.S. Women's Open championship.

The San Martin, Calif. layout will host a USGA event for the second time. It will first welcome the USGA Senior Women's Amateur in September 2013.

"The San Francisco area has a rich history of hosting USGA championships, and the USGA is proud to add to that tradition with the U.S. Women's Open at CordeValle," said Thomas J. O'Toole Jr., USGA vice president and chairman of the Championship Committee. "Northern California has produced two of today's most accomplished female players in Women's Open champions Paula Creamer and Juli Inkster, and we look forward to bringing this championship to such a vibrant golf community."

The championship will be conducted from July 7-10 and will be the first U.S. Women's Open in the Bay Area. Only two California sites have previously welcomed the championship -- San Diego Country Club in 1964 and Sacramento's Del Paso Country Club in 1982.

Former United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, a member of the USGA's Nominating Committee and a professor at Stanford University, will serve as honorary chairman of the 2016 U.S. Women's Open.

Designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. and opened in 1999, CordeValle is located in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Since 2010, CordeValle has hosted the PGA Tour's Frys.com Open.

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