Maria Jose Uribe won the 2007 U.S. Women's Amateur title on Sunday with a 1-up victory over Amanda Blumenherst at Crooked Stick Golf Club. Uribe is the first Colombian to ever win a USGA title. (Steven Gibbons/USGA)

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Uribe Wins 2007 U.S. Women's Amateur Title

Carmel, Ind. — Maria Uribe, 17, of Colombia, survived one of the most hard-fought finals in recent history Sunday to defeat Amanda Blumenherst, 20, of Scottsdale, Ariz., 1 up, and win the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship at the 6,497-yard, par-72 Crooked Stick Golf Club.

“This is the salary that I get because of all the hard work,” Uribe said.  “I haven’t won a tournament in the States, and I win this one. That’s great for me. I’ll take it.”

Uribe and Blumenherst were never separated by more than a one-hole margin in their 36-hole match. They were all square after the morning 18. Blumenherst finally gave Uribe the winning edge on the 193-yard, par-3 35th hole.


Interview With Champion Maria Jose Uribe

Interview With Runner-Up Amanda Blumenherst


Meet The 2007 U.S. Women's Amateur Quarterfinalists


Women’s Amateur Final Lives Up To Billing

Carmel, Ind. – This is what USGA championship matches are supposed to be like.

Two competitors performing at optimum levels on the final day.

So often, after a grueling week that includes 36 holes of stroke-play qualifying, followed by five intense-filled 18-hole matches leading up to the final, the play occasionally drops off. The players are emotionally and physically drained from the long days of competition.


 

 

 
Championship Facts

U.S. Women's Amateur

HISTORY:The U.S. Women’s Amateur is one of the United States Golf Association’s original three championships. It was first conducted in 1895, shortly after the inaugural U.S. Amateur and U.S. Open. The Women’s Amateur has since been conducted every year except 1917-18, when it was temporarily suspended because of World War I, and 1942-45, when it was suspended because of World War II.

PAR & YARDAGE: Yardage for the Crooked Stick Golf Club will be set at 6,595 yards, par 72.

ARCHITECT: Opened in 1964, the course was designed by Pete Dye. Crooked Stick is hosting its fifth USGA championship. It also hosted the 1991 PGA Championship, won by John Daly, and the 2005 Solheim Cup Matches.

COURSE SETUP
Fairways – Cut to ½ inch
Tees and collars of greens – Cut to 3/8 inch
Putting greens – Prepared to be firm and fast to measure approximately 10 ½ to 11 feet on the USGA Stimpmeter
Intermediate rough – Cut to 1 ½ inches, approximately 6 feet wide along fairways
Primary rough – Cut to 2 ½ to 3 inches
Player courtesy walks – Cut to 1 ½ inches, approximately 6 feet wide
The Championship setup will result in a new USGA Course Rating ™ of 78.8 and a Slope Rating ® of 143.

FORMAT: The Women’s Amateur is conducted with 36 holes of stroke-play qualifying. The low 64 scorers then advance to match play, with the champion determined by a 36-hole match-play final

CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE:

  • Monday, Aug. 6 – First round, stroke play (18 holes)
  • Tuesday, Aug. 7 – Second round, stroke play (18 holes). After conclusion of the 36 holes, the field will be cut to the low 64 scorers, who will advance to match play.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 8 – First round, match play (18 holes)
  • Thursday, Aug. 9 – Second round, match play (18 holes). Third round, match play (18 holes)
  • Friday, Aug. 10 – Quarterfinals, match play (18 holes)
  • Saturday, Aug. 11 – Semifinals, match play (18 holes)
  • Sunday, Aug. 12 – Final, match play (36 holes)

 

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