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Records

Age

Oldest Champion (years / months / days)
41/4 — Dorothy Campbell Hurd (1924)
30/0/9 — Mrs. G. Henry Stetson (1926)

Youngest Champion
14/11/21 — Kimberly Kim (2006)
16/2/21 — Laura Baugh (1971)
16/3/4 — Beatrix Hoyt (1896)
16/9/19 — Vicki Goetze (1989)
16/11/2 — Michiko Hattori (1985)

Youngest Semifinalist
14/6 — Aree Wongluekiet (2000)
14/8 — Roberta Albers (1961)

Youngest Finalist
14/11/21 — Kimberly Kim (2006)
16/2 — Peggy Conley (1963)

Youngest Player
12 — Marlene Baeur (90 — 88, failed to qualify), 1946
12 — Raeanna Staples (80 — 86, failed to qualify), 1992
12 — Pearl Jin (Second round of match play), 2007
12 — Alexis Thompson (Quarterfinal round of match play), 2007
12 — Gabriella Then (82-80, failed to qualify), 2008


Champions

Most Championships Won
6 — Glenna Collett Vare (1922, 1925, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1935)
5 — JoAnne Gunderson Carner (1957, 1960, 1962, 1966, 1968)

Most Consecutive Championships Won
3 — Beatrix Hoyt (1896, 1897, 1898)
3 — Alexa Stirling Fraser (1916, 1919, 1920) *
3 — Glenna Collett Vare (1928, 1929, 1930)
3 — Virginia Van Wie (1932, 1933, 1934)
3 — Juli Simpson Inkster (1980, 1981, 1982)

*championship not played in 1917 — 18 because of World War I

Most Times in Final
8 — Glenna Collett Vare (1922, 1925, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1935)
7 — JoAnne Gunderson Carner (1956, 1957, 1960, 1962, 1964, 1966, 1968)

Foreign — Born Champions (12)
Dorothy Campbell Hurd, Scotland (1909, 1910, 1924)
Gladys Ravenscroft, England (1913)
Pamela Barton, England (1936)
Marlene Stewart, Canada (1956)
Catherine Lacoste, France (1969)
Cathy Sherk, Canada (1978)
Michiko Hattori, Japan (1985)
Pearl Sinn, Korea (1988)
Silvia Cavalleri, Italy (1997)
Grace Park, Korea (1998)
Virada Nirapathpongporn, Thailand (2003)
Maria Uribe, Columbia (2007)

Most Times Runner — Up
3 — Margaret Gavin (1915, 1919, 1922)
3 — Alexa Stirling Fraser (1921, 1923, 1925)
3 — Anne Quast Sander (1965, 1968, 1973)

Longest Span Between Victories
15 years — Dorothy Campbell Hurd (1909 to 1924)

Champion in First Attempt
1895 — Mrs. C. S. Brown, Meadow Brook Club, Hempstead, N.Y.
1896 — Beatrix Hoyt, Morris County G. C., Convent Station, N.J.
1909 — Dorothy Campbell, Merion Cricket Club (Original Course), Haverford, Pa.
1913 — Gladys Ravenscroft, Wilmington (Del.) C. C.
1936 — Pamela Barton, Canoe Brook C. C. (South Course), Summit, N.J.
1946 — Babe Didrikson Zaharias, Southern Hills C. C., Tulsa, Okla.
1975 — Beth Daniel, Brae Burn C. C., West Newton, Mass.
1985 — Michiko Hattori, Fox Chapel C. C., Pittsburgh, Pa.
1989 — Vicki Goetze, Pinehurst C. C. (No. 2 course) N.C.
1997 — Silvia Cavalleri, Brae Burn C.C., W. Newton, Mass.
2006 — Kimberly Kim, Pumpkin Ridge G.C. (Witch Hollow Course), North Plains, Ore.

Winners of Girls' Junior and Women's Amateur (6)
Patricia Lesser (1950 Girls' Junior; 1955 Women's Amateur)
JoAnne Gunderson Carner (1956 Girls' Junior; 1957, 1960, 1962, 1966, 1968 Women's Amateurs)
Pat Hurst (1986 Girls' Junior; 1990 Women's Amateur)
Kelli Kuehne (1994 Girls' Junior; 1995, 1996 Women's Amateur)
Dorothy Delasin (1996 Girls' Junior; 1999 Women's Amateur)
Marcy Newton (1995 Girls' Junior; 2000 Women's Amateur)

Winners of Women's Amateur and Women's Amateur Public Links (3)
Amy Fruhwirth (1991 Women's Amateur; 1992 Women's APL)
Pearl Sinn (1988 Women's Amateur; 1988, 1989 Women's APL)
Jill McGill (1993 Women's Amateur; 1994 Women's APL)

Winners of Women's Amateur and Women's Open (7)
Patty Berg (1938 Women's Amateur; 1946 Women's Open)
Betty Jameson (1939, 1940 Women's Amateurs; 1947 Women's Open)
Babe Didrikson Zaharias (1946 Women's Amateur; 1948, 1950, 1954 Women's Open)
Louise Suggs (1947 Women's Amateur; 1949, 1952 Women's Open)
JoAnne Gunderson Carner (1957, 1960, 1962, 1966, 1968 Women's Amateurs; 1971, 1976 Women's Open)
Catherine Lacoste (1967 Women's Open; 1969 Women's Amateur)
Juli Inkster (1980, 1981, 1982 Women's Amateur; 1999, 2002 Women's Open)

Winners of U.S. and British Women's Amateur Championships (11)
Dorothy Campbell Hurd (1909, 1910, 1924 U.S.; 1909, 1911 British)
Gladys Ravenscroft (1913 U.S.; 1912 British)
Pamela Barton (1936 U.S.; 1936, 1939 British)
Babe Didrikson Zaharias (1946 U.S.; 1947 British)
Louise Suggs (1947 U.S.; 1948 British)
Marlene Stewart Streit (1956 U.S.; 1953 British)
Anne Quast Sander (1958, 1961, 1963 U.S.; 1980 British)
Barbara McIntire (1959, 1964 U.S.; 1960 British)
Catherine Lacoste (1969 U.S.; 1969 British)
Carol Semple Thompson (1973 U.S.; 1974 British)
Kelli Kuehne (1996 U.S.; 1996 British)

Winners of U.S., British and Canadian Women's Amateur Championships (2)
Dorothy Campbell Hurd (1909, 1910, 1924 U.S.; 1909, 1911 British; 1910, 1911, 1912 Canadian)
Marlene Stewart Streit (1956 U.S.; 1953 British; 1951, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1958, 1959, 1963, 1968, 1969, 1972, 1973 Canadian)


Course

Longest Course
6,635 yards — Los Angeles (Calif.) C. C. (North Course) (1930)

Most Times Host Club of Championship
4 — Merion G. C., Ardmore, Pa. (1904, 1909, 1926, 1949)


Entries

Largest
969 (2006)

Smallest
13 (1895)


Match Play

Largest Winning Margin, 18 — Hole Match
10 and 8 — Dorothy Campbell Hurd d. Mrs. C. W. McKelvey, first round, Merion Golf Club (Original Course), Haverford, Pa., 1909
10 and 8 — L. B. Hyde d. Mrs. C. D. Barrows, first round, Homewood C. C., Flossmoor, Ill., 1910
10 and 8 — Patty Berg d. Mrs. Myron Davy, first round, Westmoreland C. C., Wilmette, Ill., 1938
10 and 8 — Mary Lena Faulk d. Mary E. Nelson, first round, Allegheny C. C., Sewickley, Pa., 1954

Largest Winning Margin, Final
14 and 13 — Anne Quast Sander d. Phyllis Preuss, Tacoma (Wash.) C. & G. C., 1961
13 and 12 — Glenna Collett d. Virginia Van Wie, Virginia Hot Springs G. & T. C. (Cascades Course), Hot Springs, Va., 1928
11 and 9 — Babe Didrikson Zaharias d. Clara Sherman, Southern Hills C.C., Tulsa, Okal., 1946
9 and 8 — Morgan Pressel d. Maru Martinez, Ansley G.C., (Settindown Creek Course), Roswell, Ga., 2005
8 and 7 — Marcy Newton d. Laura Myerscough, Waverley C.C., Porland, Ore., 2000

Longest 18 — Hole Match
27 holes — Mae Murray d. Fay Crocker, fourth round, Atlanta Athletic Club (East Lake Course), Atlanta, Ga., 1950
27 holes — Denise Hermida d. Carole Caldwell, first round, Sunnybrook G. C., Plymouth Meeting, Pa., 1978
27 holes — Joellyn Erdmann d. Grace Park, quarterfinal round, Firethorn G.C., Lincoln, Neb., 1996
27 holes — Andrea Messer d. Lauren Hunt, first round, Crooked Stick G.C., Carmel, Ind., 2007
24 holes — Mrs. Opal S. Hill d. Mrs. L. D. Cheney, fourth round, Whitemarsh Valley C. C., Chestnut Hill, Pa., 1934

Longest Final Match
41 holes — JoAnne Gunderson Carner d. Marlene Stewart Streit, Sewickley Heights G. C., Sewickley, Pa., 1966
37 holes — Deb Richard d. Kimberly Williams, Broadmoor C. C., Seattle, Wash., 1984
37 holes — Pat Hurst d. Stephanie Davis, Canoe Brook C. C. (North Course), Summit, N.J., 1990
37 holes — Meredith Duncan d. Nicole Perrot, Flint Hills National G.C., Wichita, Kan., 2001

Fewest Match-play Holes Needed By Champion
(since six-match format changed in 1973)

103 — Carolyn Hill, Memphis (Tenn.) C.C., 1979
107 — Amy Fruhwirth, Paririe Dunes C.C., Hutchinson, Kan., 1991
108 — Cathy Sherk, Sunnybrook G.C., Plymouth, Metting, Pa., 1978
109 — Mickiko Hattori, Fox Chapel C.C., Pittsubrgh, Pa., 1985
109 — Vicki Goetze, Kemper Lakes G.C., Long Grove Ill., 1992

Most Match-play Holes Needed By Champion
122 — Carol Semple Thompson, Montclair (N.J.) G.C., 1973
122 — Kimberly Kim, Pumpkin Ridge (Witch Hollow Course), North Plains, Ore., 2006
121 — Joanne Pacillo, Canoe Brook C.C. (North Course), Summit, N.J., 1983
121 — Becky Lucidi, Sleepy Hollow C.C., Scarborough, N.Y., 2002
120 — Pat Hurst, Canoe Brook C.C., (North Course), Summit, N.J., 1990


Stroke Play

Most Times Medalist
6 — Margaret Curtis (1901*, 1902*, 1905*, 1907*, 1909*, 1912)
6 — Glenna Collett Vare (1921, 1922, 1924, 1926, 1931*, 1934*)
5 — Beatrix Hoyt (1896, 1997, 1998, 1999, 1900)
3 — Maureen Orcutt (1928, 1931*, 1932*)
3 — Estelle Lawson Page (1936, 1937, 1938)
3 — Michiko Hattori (1985*, 1986*, 1987*)

*co-medalist

Lowest Score, 18 Holes
66 — Kellee Booth, second round, Barton Hills Country Club, Ann Arbor, Mich., 1998
66 — Natalie Gulbis, second round, Biltmore Forest Country Club, Asheville, N.C., 1999
66 — Amanda Blumenherst, first round, Eugene (Ore.) C.C., 2008
67 — Carol Semple Thompson, first round, The Country Club, Brookline, Mass., 1995
67 — Krissie Register, first round, Biltmore Forest Country Club, Asheville, N.C., 1999
67 — Courtney Swaim, first round, Sleepy Hollow C.C., Scarborough, N.Y., 2002
67 — Carol Semple Thompson, first round, Sleepy Hollow C.C., Scarborough, N.Y., 2002
67 — Aree Song, Philadelphia C.C., Gladwyne, Pa., 2003
67 — Michelle Wie, Philadelphia C.C., Gladwyne, Pa., 2003
67 — Candace Schepperle, first round, Crooked Stick G.C., Carmel, Ind., 2007
67 — Jennifer Song, first round, Crooked Stick G.C., Carmel, Ind., 2007

Lowest Score, 36 Holes
135 — Courtney Swaim, Sleepy Hollow C.C., Scarborough, N.Y., 2002
137 — Natalie Gulbis, Biltmore Forest Country Club, Asheville, N.C., 1999
138 — Kellee Booth, Barton Hills Country Club, Ann Arbor, Mich., 1998
138 — Danielle Downey, Sleepy Hollow C.C., Scarborough, N.Y., 2002
138 — Aree Song, Philadelphia C.C., Gladwyne, Pa., 2003
139 — Angela Stanford, Biltmore Forest Country Club, Asheville, N.C., 1999
139 — Aree Song Wongluekiet, Sleepy Hollow C.C., Scarborough, N.Y., 2002
139 — Carol Semple Thompson, Sleepy Hollow C.C., Scarborough, N.Y., 2002
139 — Alena Sharp, Sleepy Hollow C.C., Scarborough, N.Y., 2002
139 — In-Kyung Kim, Ansley G.C., Settindown Creek Course, 2005
139 — Paige Mackenzie, Pumpkin Ridge G.C. (Witch Hollow Course), North Plains, Ore., 2006
139 — Stacy Lewis, Crooked Stick G.C., Carmel, Ind., 2007
139 — Kristina Wong, Crooked Stick G.C., Carmel, Ind., 2007


Miscellaneous

Sisters in Final Match
1907 — Margaret Curtis defeated her sister, Harriot S. Curtis, 7 and 6

Mother and Daughter Match
1962 — Jean Trainor defeated her daughter, Anne Trainor, 4 and 3, in the second round at Country Club of Rochester (N.Y.)

Most Recent Holes — In One
1993 — Moira Dunn, San Diego C.C., Chula Vista, Calif.
1996 — Cherie Zaun, Firethorn G.C., Lincoln, Neb.
1998 — Dorothy Delasin, Barton Hills Country Club, Ann Arbor, Mich.
1998 — Mimi Epps, Barton Hills Country Club, Ann Arbor, Mich.
2002 — Alena Sharp, Sleepy Hollow C.C., Scarborough, N.Y., 2002

 
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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