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1895 (Nov.) Mrs. C. S. Brown 132, runner-up Nellie Sargent 134; Meadow Brook Club, Hempstead, N.Y.; Championship at 18 holes, stroke play.
18 Hole Stroke Play Qualifying Before Match Play 1896 – 1952
1896 (Oct.) Beatrix Hoyt d. Mrs. Arthur Turnure, 2 & 1; Morris County G. C., Convent Station, N.J.; Medalist – 95, Beatrix Hoyt; Entries: 29
1897 (Aug.) Beatrix Hoyt d. Nellie Sargent, 5 & 4; Essex County Club, Manchester, Mass.; Medalist – 108, Beatrix Hoyt; Entries: 29
1898 (Oct.) Beatrix Hoyt d. Maude Wetmore, 5 & 3; Ardsley Club, Ardsley-on-Hudson, N.Y.; Medalist – 92, Beatrix Hoyt; Entries: 61
1899 (Oct.) Ruth Underhill d. Margaret Fox, 2 & 1; Philadelphia (Pa.) C. C. (Bala Course); Medalist – 97, Beatrix Hoyt; Entries: 78
1900 (Aug.– Sept.) Frances C. Griscom d. Margaret Curtis, 6 & 5; Shinnecock Hills (N.Y.) G. C..; Medalist – 97, Beatrix Hoyt; Entries: 62
1901 (Oct.) Genevieve Hecker d. Lucy Herron, 5 & 3; Baltusrol G. C. (Original Course), Springfield, N.J.; Medalists – 97, Margaret Curtis, Mary B. Adams, E. A. Manice, Lucy Herron; Entries: 84
1902 (Sept.– Oct.) Genevieve Hecker d. Louisa A. Wells, 4 & 3; The Country Club (Original Course) Brookline, Mass.; Medalists – 89, Louisa A. Wells, Margaret Curtis; Entries: 96
1903 (Sept.– Oct.) Bessie Anthony d. J. Anna Carpenter, 7 & 6; Chicago G. C., Wheaton, Ill.; Medalist – 94, Mrs. Caleb F. Fox; Entries: 64
1904 (Oct.) Georgianna M. Bishop d. Mrs. E. F. Sanford, 5 & 3; Merion Cricket Club (Original Course), Haverford, Pa.; Medalists – 93, Charlotte Dod, L. Vanderhoef, Harriot S. Curtis; Entries: 86
1905 (Oct.) Pauline Mackay d. Margaret Curtis, 1 up; Morris County G. C., Convent Station, N.J.; Medalists – 87, Margaret Curtis, Georgianna Bishop; Entries: 69
1906 (Oct.) Harriot S. Curtis d. Mary B. Adams, 2 & 1; Brae Burn C.C., West Newton, Mass.; Medalist – 87, Pauline Mackay; Entries: 75
1907 (Oct.) Margaret Curtis d. Harriot S. Curtis, 7 & 6; Midlothian C. C., Blue Island, Ill.; Medalist – 95, Margaret Curtis; Entries: 87
1908 (Oct.) Katherine C. Harley d. Mrs. T. H. Polhemus, 6 & 5; Chevy Chase (Md.) Club; Medalist – 85, Harriot S. Curtis; Entries: 41
1909 (Oct.) Dorothy I. Campbell d. Nonna Barlow, 3 & 2; Merion Cricket Club (Original Course), Haverford, Pa.; Medalists – 86, Mrs. Caleb F. (Margaret) Fox, Anita Phipps, Margaret Curtis; Entries: 70
1910 (Oct.) Dorothy I. Campbell d. Mrs. G. M. Martin, 2 & 1; Homewood C. C., Flossmoor, Ill.; Medalist – 87, Dorothy I. Campbell; Entries: 57
1911 (Oct.) Margaret Curtis d. Lillian B. Hyde, 5 & 3; Baltusrol G. C. (Original Course), Springfield, N.J.; Medalist – 87, Mrs. R. H. (Nonna) Barlow; Entries: 67
1912 (Sept.– Oct.) Margaret Curtis d. Nonna Barlow, 3 & 2; Essex County Club, Manchester-By-The-Sea, Mass.; Medalist – 88, Margaret Curtis; Entries: 62
1913 (Oct.) Gladys Ravenscroft d. Marion Hollins, 2 up; Wilmington (Del.) C. C. (Original Course); Medalist – 88, Gladys Ravenscroft; Entries: 80
1914 (Sept.) Katherine Harley d. Elaine V. Rosenthal, 1 up; Nassau C. C., Glen Cove, N.Y.; Medalist – 85, Georgianna Bishop; Entries: 93
1915 (Sept.) Florence Vanderbeck d. Margaret Gavin, 3 & 2; Onwentsia Club, Lake Forest, Ill.; Medalist – 85, Mrs. C. H. (Florence) Vanderbeck; Entries: 119
1916 (Oct.) Alexa Stirling d. Mildred Caverly, 2 & 1; Belmont Springs C. C., Waverley, Mass.; Medalist – 86, Dorothy Campbell Hurd; Entries: 63
1917–18 No Championships: World War I.
1919 (Sept.– Oct.) Alexa Stirling d. Margaret Gavin, 6 & 5; Shawnee C. C., Shawnee-on-Delaware, Pa.; Medalists – 87, Alexa Stirling, Margaret Gavin; Entries: 114
1920 (Oct.) Alexa Stirling d. Dorothy Campbell Hurd, 5 & 4; Mayfield C. C., Cleveland, Ohio; Medalist – 82, Marion Hollins; Entries: 114
1921 (Oct.) Marion Hollins d. Alexa Stirling, 5 & 4; Hollywood G. C., Deal, N.J.; Medalist – 85–92, Glenna Collett; Entries: 181
1922 (Sept.) Glenna Collett d. Margaret Gavin, 5 & 4; Greenbrier G. C., White Sulphur Springs, W. Va.; Medalist – 81, Glenna Collett; Entries: 170
1923 (Oct.) Edith Cummings d. Alexa Stirling, 3 & 2; Westchester C. C. (Original Course), Rye, N.Y.; Medalist – 84, Alexa Stirling; Entries: 196
1924 (Sept.) Dorothy Campbell Hurd d. Mary K. Browne, 7 & 6; Rhode Island C. C., Nyatt, R.I.; Medalist – 79, Glenna Collett; Entries: 98
1925 (Sept.– Oct.) Glenna Collett d. Alexa Stirling, 9 & 8; St. Louis C. C., Clayton, Mo.; Medalist – 77, Alexa Stirling; Entries: 85
1926 (Sept.– Oct.) Helen Stetson d. Elizabeth Goss, 3 & 1; Merion Cricket Club (East Course), Ardmore, Pa.; Medalist – 81, Glenna Collett; Entries: 134
1927 (Sept.) Miriam Burns Horn d. Maureen Orcutt, 5 & 4; Cherry Valley Club, Garden City, N.Y.; Medalist – 77, Ada MacKenzie; Entries: 150
1928 (Sept.) Glenna Collett d. Virginia Van Wie, 13 & 12; Va. Hot Springs G. & T. C. (Cascades Course), Hot Springs, Va.; Medalist – 80, Maureen Orcutt; Entries: 123
1929 (Sept.–Oct.) Glenna Collett d. Leona Pressler, 4 & 3; Oakland Hills C. C. (South Course), Birmingham, Mich.; Medalists – 79, Helen Hicks, Virginia Van Wie; Entries: 98
1930 (Oct.) Glenna Collett d. Virginia Van Wie, 6 & 5; Los Angeles C. C. (North Course), Beverly Hills, Calif.; Medalist – 79, Opal S. Hill; Entries: 102
1931 (Sept.) Helen Hicks d. Glenna Collet Vare, 2 & 1; C. C. of Buffalo, Williamsville, N.Y.; Medalists – 82, Maureen Orcutt, Glenna Collett Vare, Dorothy Higbie, Opal S. Hill; Entries: 90
1932 (Sept.–Oct.) Virginia Van Wie d. Glenna Collett Vare, 10 & 8; Salem C.C., Peabody, Mass.; Medalists – 77, Maureen Orcutt, Virginia Van Wie; Entries: 101
1933 (Aug.–Sept.) Virginia Van Wie d. Helen Hicks, 4 & 3; Exmoor C.C., Highland Park, Ill.; Medalist – 76, Enid Wilson; Entries: 120
1934 (Oct.) Virginia Van Wie d. Dorothy Traung, 2 & 1; Whitemarsh Valley C. C., Chestnut Hill, Pa.; Medalists – 82, Leona Pressler, Lucile Robinson, Glenna Collett Vare; Entries: 157
1935 (Aug.) Glenna Collett Vare d. Patty Berg, 3 & 2; Interlachen C. C., Hopkins, Minn.; Medalist – 79, Jean Bauer; Entries: 94
1936 (Sept.– Oct.) Pamela Barton d. Maureen Orcutt, 4 & 3; Canoe Brook C. C. (South Course), Summit, N.J.; Medalist – 78, Estelle Lawson Page; Entries: 188
1937 (Oct.) Estelle Lawson Page d. Patty Berg, 7 & 6; Memphis (Tenn.) C. C.; Medalist – 79, Estelle Lawson; Entries: 136
1938 (Sept.) Patty Berg d. Estelle Lawson Page, 6 & 5; Westmoreland C. C., Wilmette, Ill.; Medalists – 80, Dorothy Traung, Estelle Lawson; Entries: 118
1939 (Aug.) Betty Jameson d. Dorothy Kirby, 3 & 2; Wee Burn Club, Darien, Conn.; Medalist – 74, Beatrice Barrett; Entries: 201
1940 (Sept.) Betty Jameson d. Jane S. Cothran, 6 & 5; Del Monte G. & C. C. (Pebble Beach Golf Links), Pebble Beach, Calif.; Medalist – 78, Dorothy Traung; Entries: 163
1941 (Sept.) Elizabeth Hicks d. Helen Sigel, 5 & 3; The Country Club, Brookline, Mass.; Medalists – 76, Grace Amory, Alice O. Belanger, Jean Bauer, Betty Jameson; Entries: 124
1942–45 No Championships: World War II.
1946 (Sept.) Babe Didrikson Zaharias d. Clara Sherman, 11 & 9; Southern Hills C. C., Tulsa, Okla.; Medalist – 152 (36), Dorothy Kirby; Entries: 60
1947 (Sept.) Louise Suggs d. Dorothy Kirby, 2 up; Franklin Hills C. C., Franklin, Mich.; Medalist – 78, Louise Suggs; Entries: 83
1948 (Sept.) Grace S. Lenczyk d. Helen Sigel, 4 & 3; Del Monte G. & C. C. (Pebble Beach Golf Links), Del Monte, Calif.; Medalist – 77, Bettye Mims White; Entries: 116
1949 (Sept.) Dorothy Porter d. Dorothy Kielty, 3 & 2; Merion G. C. (East Course), Ardmore, Pa.; Entries: 171
1950 (Sept.) Beverly Hanson d. Mae Murray, 6 & 4; Atlanta A. C. (East Lake), Atlanta, Ga.; Entries: 110
1951 (Aug.) Dorothy Kirby d. Claire Doran, 2 & 1; Town & C. C., St. Paul, Minn.; Medalists – 74, Carol Diringer, Barbara Romack; Entries: 79
1952 (Aug.) Jacqueline Pung d. Shirley McFedters, 2 & 1; Waverley C. C., Portland, Ore.; Medalist – 76, Dorothy Kirby; Entries: 159
All Match Play 1953–63
1953 (Aug.) Mary Lena Faulk d. Polly Riley, 3 & 2; Rhode Island C. C., West Barrington, R.I.; Entries: 158
1954 (Sept.) Barbara Romack d. Mickey Wright, 4 & 2; Allegheny C. C., Sewickley, Pa.; Entries: 151
1955 (Aug.) Patricia A. Lesser d. Jane Nelson, 7 & 6; Myers Park C. C., Charlotte, N.C.; Entries: 112
1956 (Sept.) Marlene Stewart d. JoAnne Gunderson, 2 & 1; Meridian Hills C. C., Indianapolis, Ind.; Entries: 116
1957 (Aug.) JoAnne Gunderson d. Ann Casey Johnstone, 8 & 6; Del Paso C. C., Sacramento, Calif.; Entries: 100
1958 (Aug.) Anne Quast d. Barbara Romack, 3 & 2; Wee Burn C. C., Darien, Conn.; Entries: 195
1959 (Aug.) Barbara McIntire d. Joanne Goodwin, 4 & 3; Congressional C. C., Washington, D.C.; Entries: *128
1960 (Aug.) JoAnne Gunderson d. Jean Ashley, 6 & 5; Tulsa (Okla.) C. C.; Entries: 109
1961 (Aug.) Anne Quast Sander d. Phyllis Preuss, 14 & 13; Tacomac (Wash.) & G. C.; Entries: 107
1962 (Aug.) JoAnne Gunderson d. Ann Baker, 9 & 8; C. C. of Rochester, (N.Y.); Entries: *128
1963 (Aug.) Anne Quast Sander d. Peggy Conley, 2 & 1; Taconic G. C., Williamstown, Mass.; Entries: *128
36 Hole Stroke Play Qualifying Before Match Play (1964 – 1972)
1964 (Aug.) Barbara McIntire d. JoAnne Gunderson, 3 & 2; Prairie Dunes C. C., Hutchinson, Kans.; Medalists – 151, JoAnne Gunderson, Barbara McIntire, Polly Riley; Entries: 93
1965 (Aug.) Jean Ashley d. Anne Quast Sander, 5 & 4; Lakewood C. C., Denver, Colo.; Medalist – 148, Lida Fee Matthews; Entries: 88
1966 (Aug.) JoAnne Gunderson d. Marlene Stewart Streit, 1 up, 42 holes; Sewickley Heights G. C., Sewickley, Pa.; Medalist – 143, Shelley Hamlin; Entries: 115
1967 (Aug.) Mary Lou Dill d. Jean Ashley, 5 & 4; Annandale G. C., Pasadena, Calif.; Medalist – 148, Phyllis Preuss; Entries: 119
1968 (Aug.) JoAnne Gunderson Carner d. Anne Quast Sander, 5 & 4; Birmingham (Mich.) C. C.; Medalist – 143, Catherine Lacoste; Entries: 110
1969 (Aug.) Catherine Lacoste d. Shelley Hamlin 3 & 2; Las Colinas C. C., Irving, Texas; Medalist – 147, Barbara Fay White; Entries: 103
1970 (Aug.) Martha Wilkinson d. Cynthia Hill, 3 & 2; Wee Burn C. C., Darien, Conn.; Medalist – 150, Martha Wilkinson; Entries: 139
1971 (Aug.) Laura Baugh d. Beth Barry, 1 up; Atlanta (Ga.) C. C.; Medalists – 150, Connie Day, Jane Bastanchury; Entries: 102
1972 (Aug.) Mary Budke d. Cynthia Hill, 5 & 4; St. Louis (Mo.) C. C.; Medalist – 148, Carol Sorenson; Entries: 134
18 Hole Stroke Play Qualifying Before Match Play 1973 – 1979
1973 (Aug.) Carol Semple d. Anne Quast Sander, 1 up; Montclair (N.J.) G. C.; Medalist – 74, Kaye Potter; Entries: 142
1974 (Aug.) Cynthia Hill d. Carol Semple, 5 & 4; Broadmoor G. C., Seattle, Wash.; Medalist – 70, Deborah Massey; Entries: 121
1975 (Aug.) Beth Daniel d. Donna Horton, 3 & 2; Brae Burn C. C., West Newton, Mass.; Medalist – 71, Nancy Roth; Entries: 154
1976 (Aug.) Donna Horton d. Marianne Bretton, 2 & 1; Del Paso C. C., Sacramento, Calif.; Medalist – 70, Beth Daniel; Entries: 157
1977 (Aug.) Beth Daniel d. Cathy Sherk, 3 & 1; Cincinnati (Ohio) C. C.; Medalist – 72, Mary Lawrence; Entries: 162
1978 (Aug.) Cathy Sherk d. Judith Oliver, 4 & 3; Sunnybrook G. C., Plymouth Meeting, Pa.; Medalist – 72, Mrs. Ian (Belle) Robertson; Entries: 207
1979 (Aug.) Carolyn Hill d. Patty Sheehan, 7 & 6; Memphis (Tenn.) C. C.; Medalist – 71, Kathy Baker; Entries: 273
36 Hole Stroke Play Qualifying Before Match Play 1980
1980 (Aug.) Juli Simpson Inkster d. Patti Rizzo, 2 up; Prairie Dunes C. C., Hutchinson, Kans.; Medalist – 147, Dorothy Laske; Entries: 281
1981 (Aug.) Juli Simpson Inkster d. Lindy Goggin, 1 up; Inkster Waverley C. C., Portland, Ore.; Medalists – 147, Patti Rizzo, Heather Farr; Entries: 240
1982 (Aug.) Juli Simpson Inkster d. Cathy Hanlon, 4 & 3; Inkster Broadmoor G. C., (South Course), Colorado Springs, Colo.; Medalist – 143, Penny Hammel; Entries: 262
1983 (Aug.) Joanne Pacillo d. Sally Quinlan, 2 & 1; Canoe Brook C. C. (North Course), Summit, N.J.; Medalist – 147, Mary Anne Widman; Entries: 259
1984 (Aug.) Deb Richard d. Kimberly Williams, 1 up, 37 holes; Broadmoor G.C., Seattle, Wash.; Medalist – 145, Claire Waite; Entries: 290
1985 (Aug.) Michiko Hattori d. Cheryl Stacy, 5 & 4; Fox Chapel C. C., Pittsburgh, Pa.; Medalists – 151, Michiko Hattori, Cheryl Stacy; Entries: 329
1986 (Aug.) Kay Cockerill d. Kathleen McCarthy, 9 & 7; Pasatiempo G. C., Santa Cruz, Calif.; Medalists – 148, Pearl Sinn, Michiko Hattori; Entries: 387
1987 (Aug.) Kay Cockerill d. Tracy Kerdyk, 3 & 2; Rhode Island C. C., Barrington, R.I.; Medalists – 147, Michiko Hattori, Tracy Kerdyk; Entries: 359
1988 (Aug.) Pearl Sinn d. Karen Noble, 6 & 5; Minikahda Club, Minneapolis, Minn.; Medalist – 140, Pearl Sinn; Entries: 384
1989 (July– Aug.) Vicki Goetze d. Brandie Burton, 4 & 3; Pinehurst (N.C.) C. C. (No. 2); Medalist – 143, Pat Hurst; Entries: 376
1990 (Aug.) Pat Hurst d. Stephanie Davis 1 up, 37 holes; Canoe Brook C. C. (North Course), Summit, N.J.; Medalist – 144, Vicki Goetze; Entries: 384
1991 (Aug.) Amy Fruhwirth d. Heidi Voorhees, 5 & 4; Prairie Dunes C.C., Hutchinson, Kan.; Medalist –144, Amy Fruhwirth; Entries: 391
1992 (Aug.) Vicki Goetze d. Annika Sorenstam, 1 up; Kemper Lakes G.C. Long Grove, Ill.; Medalists – 143, Debbie Parks, Emilee Klein; Entries: 441
1993 (Aug.) Jill McGill d. Sarah LeBrun Ingram, 1 up; San Diego C.C. Chula Vista, Calif.; Medalist – 146, Heidi Voorhees; Entries: 442
1994 (Aug.) Wendy Ward d. Jill McGill, 2 up; The Homestead (Cascades Course), Hot Springs, Va.; Medalists – 143, Lori Teague, Erika Wicoff, Leta Lindley; Entries: 451
1995 (Aug.) Kelli Kuehne d. Anne–Marie Knight, 4 & 3; The Country Club, Brookline, Mass.; Co-Medalists – 144, Virginia Derby-Grimes, Erica Wicoff; Entries: 452
1996 (Aug.) Kelli Kuehne d. Marisa Baena, 2 & 1; Firethorn G.C., Lincoln, Neb.; Medalists – 141, Kellee Booth, Jenny Lee, Grace Park; Entries: 495
1997 (Aug.) Silvia Cavalleri d. Robin Burke, 5 & 4; Brae Burn C.C., W. Newton, Mass.; Medalist – 142 Virginia Derby Grimes; Entries: 557
1998 (Aug.) Grace Park d. Jenny Chuasiriporn, 7 & 6; Barton Hills C.C., Ann Arbor, Mich.; Medalist - 138, Kellee Booth; Entries: 620
1999 (Aug.) Dorothy Delasin d. Jimin Kang, 4 & 3; Biltmore Forest C.C., Asheville, N.C.; Medalist - •137, Natalie Gulbis; Entries: 676
2000 (Aug.) Marcy Newton d. Laura Myerscough, 8 & 7, Waverly Country Club, Portland, Ore.; Medalist - 140 Leigh Anne Hardin; Entries: 682
2001 (July-Aug.) Meredith Duncan d. Nicole Perrot, 37 holes, Flint Hills National G.C., Wichita, Kan.; Medalists - 143 Meredith Duncan, Celeste Troche; Entries: 768
2002 (Aug.) Becky Lucidi d. Brandi Jackson, 3 & 2, Sleepy Hollow C.C., Scarborough, N.Y.; Medalist - 135 Courtney Swain; Entries 793
2003 (Aug.) Virada Nirapathpongporn d. Jane Park, 2 & 1, Philadelphia C.C., Gladwyne, Pa.; Medalist - 138 Aree Song; Entries: 814
2004 (Aug.) Jane Park d. Amanda McCurdy, 2 up, The Kahkwa Club, Erie, Pa.; Medalist - 141 Aime Cochran; Entries 868
2005 (Aug.) Morgan Pressel d. Maru Martinez, 9 & 8; Ansley G.C., (Settindown Creek Course), Roswell, Ga.; Medalist 139, In-Kyung Kim; Entries: §873
2006 (Aug.) Kimberly Kim d. Katarina Schallenberg, 1 up; Pumpkin Ridge G.C. (Witch Hollow Course), North Plains, Ore.; Medalist - 138, Paige Mackenzie; Entries: 696
2007 (Aug.) Maria José Uribe d. Amanda Blumenherst, 1 up; Crooked Stick G.C., Carmel, Ind; Medalists - 139, Stacy Lewis, Kristina Wong; Entries: 935
2008 (Aug.) Amanda Blumenherst d. Azahara Muρoz, 2 & 1; Eugene (Ore.) C.C.; Medalists — Amanda Blumenherst, Stephanie Na, 140; Entries: 920

* Limited entry
• Record qualifying score, 36 holes (2002)
§ Record entry (2005)

 

 
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: Old Warson Country Club will play at 6,422/6,468 yards and par of 35-36—71.

ARCHITECT: Old Warson Country Club was designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. and opened in 1954.

COURSE SET-UP –The USGA Course Rating® for the Women’s Amateur Championship at Old Warson Country Club is 78.1 and USGA Slope Rating® is 140.

Tees and fairways, height of grass – 7/16 inch

Collars, height of grass – 0.2 inch

Putting greens, speed – 11.5-12 feet on USGA Stimpmeter

Intermediate Rough – 1.25 inches (3 feet width)

Primary Rough – 3 inches

FORMAT: The U.S. 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.

WHO CAN PLAY: The U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship is open to female amateurs who have a USGA Handicap Index not exceeding 5.4.

ENTRIES: A total of 955 contestants entered the 2009 championship. The record of 969 was set in 2006.

 

 
 

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