Sebonack takes center stage

Sebonack Golf Club in Southampton, site of the

Sebonack Golf Club in Southampton, site of the 2013 U.S. Women's Open. (2008) Photo Credit: Peter Dilauro

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Move over, Shinnecock Hills and Bethpage Black: Another East End golf course is ready to host a major championship.

More than 150 of the world's top women golfers will challenge one of the Long Island's most talked-about courses when Sebonack Golf Club hosts the 2013 U.S. Women's Open. The course, designed by Jack Nicklaus and Tom Doak, overlooks Great Peconic Bay in Southampton and is a neighbor to Shinnecock Hills. It will be the first time the women's championship is played on Long Island.

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"The combination of the natural beauty and challenge of Sebonack, together with the world's greatest female golfers, will make for a lot of excitement in an area rich with a history of championship golf," Sebonack owner Michael Pascucci said.

The tournament will begin with practice rounds on June 24-26. Championship play continues June 27-30. Among those scheduled to compete are 2010 champion Paula Creamer, major champion Stacy Lewis and defending champ Na Yeon Choi of South Korea.

Practice-round general-admission tickets Monday (June 24), Tuesday (June 25) and Wednesday (June 26) are $20 and include parking. Thursday-Sunday single-day general-admission tickets are $40 and include parking. A weekly general admission ticket is $125. Other packages are available. For more information, see

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