Salem Country Club selected for 2017 Senior Open

05/28/2014 10:08 AM

05/28/2014 10:17 AM

Far Hills, NJ (SportsNetwork.com) - Salem Country Club in Peabody, Massachusetts has been selected as host for the 2017 U.S. Senior Open.

The championship will be held from June 29-July 2, 2017.

It will be the second U.S. Senior Open staged at Salem Country Club and the sixth United States Golf Association event held at the course. Bruce Fleisher won the 2001 U.S. Senior Open at Salem Country Club.

"The USGA is delighted to return to Salem Country Club and the New England region," said Daniel B. Burton, USGA vice president and championship committee chairman in a statement Wednesday. "Salem Country Club was a demanding and competitive test for the best senior players in 2001, and the club is associated with two of the USGA's greatest champions in Babe Didrikson Zaharias and Hollis Stacy. We expect an enthusiastic setting for conducting a successful 2017 U.S. Senior Open."

The U.S. Women's Open was twice held at Salem Country Club. Babe Didrikson Zaharias won the first in 1954 and Hollis Stacy was the champion in 1984.

Salem Country Club, which opened for play in 1925, also hosted the 1932 U.S. Women's Amateur and the 1977 U.S. Senior Amateur.

This year's U.S. Senior Open will be played July 10-13 at Oak Tree National, in Edmond, Oklahoma. The 2015 championship is scheduled for June 25-28 at Del Paso Country Club, in Sacramento, California. The 2016 championship will be contested at Scioto Country Club, in Columbus, Ohio, from Aug. 11-14.

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