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Current Women's Open Champion Kendall Martindale, left, is greeted by former PGA professional Bobby Greenwood of Cookeville during the recent press luncheon at Fairfield Glade for the 2012 Golf Capital of Tennessee Women's State Open at Stonehenge.

Fairfield Glade's Stonehenge Golf Club will be the site for major golf tournaments in May and July.

The first is the Tennessee Senior  Men's State Open, May 21-22, followed by the 14th Golf Capital of Tennessee Women's Open, July 19-21.

Representatives from the city of Crossville, Fairifield Glade and the Tennessee Golf Association, along with defending Women's Open champion Kendall Martindale, met recently to announce the two tournaments.

Martindale, currently a freshman at Vanderbilt University, posted a 10-under-par 206 (66-69-71) to win the 2011 championship. Martindale and Brooke Pancake of Chattanooga swapped the lead throughout the final round, with Pancake leading at the turn.

Martindale rallied on the back nine to take the lead; however, Pancake missed a six-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole,  which would have sent the twosome back to the No. 1 tee for a sudden death playoff.

The Jefferson County native was the first amateur to win the championship since Sarah Jacobs won in 2003 and was the last to hold both the Tennessee Women's Amateur and Women's Open titles in the same year.

As of April 6, there are 13 entries in the Women's Open. They are Robin Banner, Megan Beane, Alexis Bennett, Lindsey Bergeon, Cori Burns, Sam Burrus, Debbie Durham, Mary Funk, Katie Parrott, Alexa Brooke Rippy, Meghan Stamps and Lydia Triplett.

For the Senior Men's Open, there were 50 entrants as of April 6, including amateurs Boyd Wyatt Jr. and Eddie Wyatt. Bobby Bray, Jeff Curtis, Buddy Harston, Mark Houser, Des Mahoney, Steve Munson, Jack Oliver, Hank Patton and Gary Robinson were the senior professionals .