U.S. Women’s Amateur

1901 Women's Amateur

In 1901, the national spotlight shined on Baltusrol's links for the first time with the seventh annual Women's Amateur Championship, held October 8-12. Scores for the tournament's qualifying round ranged from 97 to 104. At the time, this was a fast pace for qualifying-round play, as most women were not able to break 100.


The Championship itself would go to the wire, with Genevieve Hecker of Essex County Country Club in West Orange besting Lucy Hayes Herron of the Cincinnati Country Club. The victory added the title of National Champion to Hecker's two Metropolitan Champion titles.

1911 Women's Amateur

The seventeenth Women's Amateur Championship was played on the Old Course at Baltusrol from October 9-14. There were more than 65 entries, with players from around the country flocking to Baltusrol. The Club also boasted four member entries of its own.


The final match was a duel between Lillian B. Hyde and Margaret Curtis, a duo known for being two of the longest-hitting women in the country. Hyde clearly had the advantage in distance, but putting would eventually be her downfall in this match. Playing a steady, well-rounded game, Curtis defeated Hyde 5 and 3 to notch her second Amateur title.