U.S. Women's Open
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 Dates: Thursday, July 1st through Sunday, July 4th
 Site: Orchards Golf Club, South Hadley, Massachusetts
 Course Architect: Donald Ross (1922 & 1927)
 Par: 71
 Yardage: 6,473
 Hole-by-Hole: 1 - Par 4 408 yds   10 - Par 3 163 yds
               2 - Par 4 359 yds   11 - Par 4 370 yds
               3 - Par 5 502 yds   12 - Par 4 344 yds
               4 - Par 4 421 yds   13 - Par 5 456 Yds
               5 - Par 3 158 yds   14 - Par 4 402 yds
               6 - Par 4 384 yds   15 - Par 4 377 yds
               7 - Par 3 185 yds   16 - Par 4 439 yds
               8 - Par 4 388 yds   17 - Par 3 178 yds
               9 - Par 5 527 yds   18 - Par 4 412 yds
                   -------------        -------------
                    36 3,332 yds         35 3,141 yds
 
 Annual: 59th
 Defending Champion: Hilary Lunke
 Runner-Up: Kelly Robbins, Angela Stanford
 Tournament Record: 272 (Annika Sorenstam, 1996 - Pine Needles - Par 70)
 Tournament Record: 274 (Alison Nicholas, 1997 - Pumpkin Ridge GC - Par 71)
 Tournament Record: 272 (Juli Inkster, 1999 - Old Waverly GC - Par 72)
 54-Hole Record: 201 (Juli Inkster, 1999 - Old Waverly GC)
 36-Hole Record: 132 (Helen Alfredsson, 1994 - Indianwood Golf and CC)
 18-Hole Record: 63 (Helen Alfredsson, 1994 - Indianwood Golf and CC)
 9-Hole Record: 30 (Pamela Wright, 1994 - Indianwood Golf and CC)
                    Juli Inkster, 1997 - Pumpkin Ridge GC
                    Raquel Carriedo, 2002 - Prairie Dunes CC)
 Total Purse: $3,100,000
 Shares: 1st Place - $560,000; 2nd Place - 335,000; 3rd-Place - 222,568
 
 
                   Past U.S. Women's Open Championship Winners
                   -------------------------------------------
 
 Year  Winner (Score) -- Runners-Up (Site)
 ----  -----------------------------------
 2003  *Hilary Lunke (283) -- Angela Stanford, Kelly Robbins
       (Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club (Witch Hollow Course), North Plains, Oregon)
 2002  Juli Inkster (276) -- Annika Sorenstam
       (Prairie Dunes Country Club, Hutchinson, Kansas)
 2001  Karrie Webb (273) -- Se Ri Pak
       (Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club, Southern Pines, North Carolina)
 2000  Karrie Webb (282) -- Cristie Kerr, Meg Mallon
       (Merit Club, Libertyville, Illinois)
 1999  Juli Inkster (272) -- Sherri Turner
       (Old Waverly Golf Club, West Point, Mississippi)
 1998  *Se Ri Pak (290) -- Jenny Chuasiriporn
       (Blackwolf Run Golf Course, Kohler, Wisconsin)
 1997  Alison Nicholas (274) -- Nancy Lopez
       (Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club (Witch Hollow Course), North Plains, Oregon)
 1996  Annika Sorenstam (272) -- Kris Tschetter
       (Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club, Southern Pines, North Carolina)
 1995  Annika Sorenstam (278) -- Meg Mallon
       (Broadmoor Golf Club (East Course), Colorado Springs, Colorado)
 1994  Patty Sheehan (277) -- Tammie Green
       (Indianwood Golf & Country Club (Old Course), Lake Orion, Michigan)
 1993  Lauri Merten (280) -- Helen Alfredsson, Donna Andrews
       (Crooked Stick Golf Club, Carmel, Indiana)
 1992  *Patty Sheehan (280) -- Juli Inkster
       (Oakmont Country Club, Oakmont, Pennsylvania)
 1991  Meg Mallon (283) -- Pat Bradley
       (Colonial Country Club, Fort Worth, Texas)
 1990  Betsy King (284) -- Patty Sheehan
       (Atlanta Athletic Club (Riverside Course), Duluth, Georgia)
 1989  Betsy King (278) -- Nancy Lopez
       (Indianwood Golf & Country Club (Old Course), Lake Orion, Michigan)
 1988  Liselotte Neumann (277) -- Patty Sheehan
       (Baltimore Country Club (Five Farms East), Baltimore, Maryland)
 1987  *Laura Davies (285) -- Ayako Okamoto, JoAnne Carner
       (Plainfield Country Club, Edison, New Jersey)
 1986  *Jane Geddes (287) -- Sally Little
       (NCR Country Club, Kettering, Ohio)
 1985  Kathy Baker (280) -- Judy Dickinson
       (Baltusrol Golf Club (Upper Course), Springfield, New Jersey)
 1984  Hollis Stacy (290) -- Rosie Jones
       (Salem Country Club, Peabody, Massachusetts)
 1983  Jan Stephenson (290) -- JoAnne Carner, Patty Sheehan
       (Cedar Ridge Country Club, Tulsa, Oklahoma)
 1982  Janet Anderson (283) -- Beth Daniel, Donna White, S.Haynie, J.Carner
       (Del Paso Country Club, Sacramento, California)
 1981  Pat Bradley (279) -- Beth Daniel
       (La Grange Country Club, La Grange, Illinois)
 1980  Amy Alcott (280) -- Hollis Stacy
       (Richland Country Club, Nashville, Tennessee)
 1979  Jerilyn Britz (284) -- Debbie Massey, Sandra Palmer
       (Brooklawn Country Club, Fairfield, Connecticut)
 1978  Hollis Stacy (289) -- JoAnne Carner, Sally Little
       (Country Club of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Indiana)
 1977  Hollis Stacy (292) -- Nancy Lopez
       (Hazeltine National Golf Club, Chaska, Minnesota)
 1976  *JoAnne Carner (292) -- Sandra Palmer
       (Rolling Green Golf Club, Springfield, Pennsylvania)
 1975  Sandra Palmer (295) -- Sandra Post, Nancy Lopez, JoAnne Carner
       (Atlantic City Country Club, Northfield, New Jersey)
 1974  Sandra Haynie (295) -- Carol Mann, Beth Stone
       (La Grange Country Club, La Grange, Illinois)
 1973  Susie Berning (290) -- Gloria Ehret, Shelley Hamlin
       (Country Club of Rochester, Rochester, New York)
 1972  Susie Berning (299) -- Kathy Ahern, Judy Rankin, Pam Barnett
       (Winged Foot Golf Club (East Course), Mamaroneck, New York)
 1971  JoAnne Carner (288) -- Kathy Whitworth
       (Kahkwa Club, Erie, Pennsylvania)
 1970  Donna Caponi (287) -- Sandra Haynie, Sandra Spuzich
       (Muskogee Country Club, Muskogee, Oklahoma)
 1969  Donna Caponi (294) -- Peggy Wilson
       (Scenic Hills Country Club, Pensacola, Florida)
 1968  Susie Berning (289) -- Mickey Wright
       (Moselem Springs Golf Club, Fleetwood, Pennsylvania)
 1967  Catherine Lacoste (294) -- Susie Berning, Beth Stone
       Virginia Hot Springs G.C. (Cascades Course), Hot Springs, Virginia)
 1966  Sandra Spuzich (297) -- Carol Mann
       (Hazeltine National Golf Club, Chaska, Minnesota)
 1965  Carol Mann (290) -- Kathy Cornelius
       (Atlantic City Country Club, Northfield, New Jersey)
 1964  *Mickey Wright (290) -- Ruth Jessen
       (San Diego Country Club, Chula Vista, California)
 1963  Mary Mills (289) -- Sandra Haynie, Louise Suggs
       (Kenwood Country Club, Cincinnati, Ohio)
 1962  Murle Lindstrom (301) -- Ruth Jessen, JoAnn Prentice
       (Dunes Golf & Beach Club, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina)
 1961  Mickey Wright (293) -- Betsy Rawls
       (Baltusrol Golf Club (Lower Course), Springfield, New Jersey)
 1960  Betsy Rawls (292) -- Joyce Ziske
       (Worcester Country Club, Worcester, Massachusetts)
 1959  Mickey Wright (287) -- Louise Suggs
       (Churchill Valley Country Club, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
 1958  Mickey Wright (290) -- Louise Suggs
       (Forest Lake Country Club, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan)
 1957  Betsy Rawls (299) -- Patty Berg
       (Winged Foot Golf Club (East Course), Mamaroneck, New York)
 1956  *Kathy Cornelius (302) -- Barbara McIntire
       (Northland Country Club, Duluth, Minnesota)
 1955  Fay Crocker (299) -- Mary Lena Faulk, Louise Suggs
       (Wichita Country Club, Wichita, Kansas)
 1954  Babe Zaharias (291) -- Betty Hicks
       (Salem Country Club, Peabody, Massachusetts)
 1953  *Betsy Rawls (302) -- Jacqueline Pung
       (Country Club of Rochester, Rochester, New York)
 1952  Louise Suggs (284) -- Marlene Bauer, Betty Jameson
       (Bala Golf Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
 1951  Betsy Rawls (293) -- Louise Suggs
       (Druid Hills Golf Club, Atlanta, Georgia)
 1950  Babe Zaharias (291) -- Betsy Rawls
       (Rolling Hills Country Club, Wichita, Kansas)
 1949  Louise Suggs (291) -- Babe Zaharias
       (Prince Georges Golf & Country Club, Landover, Maryland)
 1948  Babe Zaharias (300) -- Betty Hicks
       (Atlantic City Country Club, Northfield, New Jersey)
 1947  Betty Jameson (295) -- Sally Sessions, Polly Riley
       (Starmount Forest Country Club, Greensboro, North Carolina)
 1946  Patty Berg (5 & 4) -- Betty Jameson
       (Spokane Country Club, Spokane, Washington)
 
 * - Won in Playoff.
 

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