For the second time in three years, Macalester golf coach Martha Nause played at the U.S. Women’s Open Golf Championships, held July 5–11 at Oakmont Country Club near Pittsburgh. Nause, who coaches both men’s and women’s golf at Macalester, won a sectional qualifying tournament at the White Bear Yacht Club (White Bear Lake, Minn.) in May to make the field, playing in the 13th U.S. Open of her pro golf career.
Nause was quoted in a July 11, 2010, New York Times story about the U.S. Golf Association’s failure to sponsor a women’s senior open: “When you look at the list of championships that the USGA runs, there’s a championship for every population except for senior women professionals. People have been asking for years, ‘Can we please have a U.S. Women’s Senior Open?’”
Nause failed to qualify for the traditionally men’s Senior Open in a local tournament in June. That event is not formally restricted by gender.