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Big Ten CommunicationsPublished: 2/12/2024, Last updated: 3/15/2024
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Bulle Rock G.C. To Host 2024 & 2025 Women's Golf Championships

Acclaimed Pete Dye design has hosted five LPGA Championships since 2005

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ROSEMONT, Illinois – Bulle Rock Golf Course in Havre de Grace, Maryland, will host the 2024 and 2025 Big Ten Women’s Golf Championships Presented by Old National Bank, the conference announced Monday. Admission and parking for fans will be complimentary at the 42nd Championships, teeing off on Friday, April 19, 2024, and concluding on Sunday, April 21.

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“Bulle Rock Golf Course is honored to welcome the Big Ten Women’s Golf Championships in 2024 and 2025,” said Director of Operations Damon Klepczynski. “After hosting the best women's professional golfers in the world for the LPGA Championship, we are excited to test our Pete Dye designed masterpiece with some of the most elite amateur golfers in the country. Our goal is to create a true major championship feel for the coaches, players, Big Ten Network, and all attendees both on and off the course. Bulle Rock encourages golf enthusiasts of any age or gender, particularly those with junior golfers, to attend any of the three championship rounds, free of charge.”

Named for the first thoroughbred racehorse brought to North America in the early 18th century, Bulle Rock has consistently been ranked as Maryland’s No. 1 public golf course since opening in 1998. The acclaimed Pete Dye design winds through 235 acres near the intersection of the Susquehanna River and Chesapeake Bay. Bulle Rock hosted five consecutive LPGA Championships (now known as the Women’s PGA Championship) from 2005-09, including Annika Sorenstam’s third consecutive victory in 2005 by three strokes over 15-year old amateur Michelle Wie.

The University of Illinois won its first conference title last year at the 2023 Big Ten Women’s Golf Championships hosted by Fox Chapel Golf Club in Pittsburgh. The Illini (286-292-287=865 [+13]) edged runner-up Northwestern by three strokes to claim the crown, led by individual medalist Crystal Wang (71-68-62=201 [-12]). The 2023 Golfer of the Year and Mary Fossum Award winner posted the best single- and three-round scores in Championships history on her way to a 12-stroke victory.

The last four Big Ten Women’s Golf Championships have produced four different team champions as the quality of competition across the league has surged. Seven Big Ten teams and three individuals represented the conference with earned invitations to the 2023 NCAA Regionals. Seven Big Ten squads are ranked among the nation’s Top-50 in the most recent NCAA Division I Rankings, led by No. 14 Northwestern followed by Purdue, Michigan State and Michigan.