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Industry Notes: Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Waynesville Inn and Country Club reopens after Bobby Weed transformation; Ingrid Lindblad wins the Mark H. McCormack Medal

Waynesville Inn & Golf Club: Announces the reopening of its Waynesville, North Carolina, course that was transformed from 27 holes into an 18-hole resort facility by Bobby Weed Golf Design. Also, a new wedge course, driving range, short-game complex and lighted Himalayan putting green were added.

USGA, R&A: Ingrid Lindblad, of Sweden, has won the Mark H. McCormack Medal as the leading female player in the 2023 World Amateur Golf Ranking. The McCormack Medal winner receives exemptions into the 2024 U.S. Women’s Open and 2024 AIG Women’s British Open. Lindblad, who will begin her fifth year at Louisiana State University as a graduate student this fall, has won 11 individual titles with the Tigers, including the 2022 Southeastern Conference individual championship, as well as two SEC Player of the Year honors. Also, Lindblad has won the 2021 European Ladies Amateur Championship and earned low-amateur honors at the 2022 U.S. Women’s Open. She won the World Amateur Team Championship with Sweden in 2022, earned a runner-up finish at the 2022 Augusta National Women’s Amateur and a runner-up finish at the 2023 European Ladies Amateur.