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U.S. WOMENS OPEN RELATED STORIES




DATES:  Thursday, July 9th through Sunday, July 12th
SITE:  Saucon Valley Country Club (Old Course), Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
COURSE ARCHITECT:  Herbert Strong (1922), William Gordon (redesign), Perry Maxwell (redesign), Tom Marzolf (renovation/redesign)
PAR:  71
YARDAGE:  6,740
Hole-By-Hole: 1 - Par 5 549 yds 10 - Par 4 332 yds
2 - Par 4 435 yds 11 - Par 3 165 yds
3 - Par 4 373 yds 12 - Par 5 555 yds
4 - Par 3 154 yds 13 - Par 4 433 Yds
5 - Par 4 409 yds 14 - Par 4 399 yds
6 - Par 5 559 yds 15 - Par 4 339 yds
7 - Par 4 453 yds 16 - Par 4 374 yds
8 - Par 4 387 yds 17 - Par 3 170 yds
9 - Par 3 210 yds 18 - Par 4 444 yds
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36 3,529 yds 35 3,211 yds
Course Set-Up:

The fairways will range in width from approximately 24 to 33 yards.

On either side of the fairways, a 6-foot wide swath of intermediate rough running the length of each hole will be set to 1? inches.

Then, there will be an 11-foot band of first cut of primary rough (height to be determined) and a second cut of deepest rough left and right of the landing areas (height to be determined).

The greens will be set to run at 11? feet on the Stimpmeter for the duration of the championship.

Annual: 64th
Defending Champion: Inbee Park
Runner-Up: Helen Alfredsson
Tournament Record: 272 (Annika Sorenstam, 1996 - Pine Needles - Par 70)
Tournament Record: 274 (Alison Nicholas, 1997 - Pumpkin Ridge GC - Par 71;
Meg Mallon, 2004 - Orchards Golf Club - 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;
Brittany Lincicome (a), 2004 - Orchards Golf Club)
Total Purse: $3,250,000
Shares: 1st Place - $585,000; 2nd Place - $355,000; 3rd-Place - $235,000
2008 Finish
Player Score Player Score
Inbee Park 283 Mi Hyun Kim 289
Helen Alfredsson 287 Giulia Sergas 289
Angela Park 288 Paula Creamer 289
In-Kyung Kim 288 Nicole Castrale 289
Stacy Lewis 288 Teresa Lu 290
Maria Jose Uribe (a) 290
Past U.S. Women's Open Championship Winners
Year Winner (Score) -- Runners-Up (Site)
2008 Inbee Park (283) -- Helen Alfredsson
(Interlachen Country Club, Edina, Minnesota)
2007 Cristie Kerr (279) -- Angela Park, Lorena Ochoa
(Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club, Southern Pines, North Carolina)
2006 *Annika Sorenstam (284) -- Pat Hurst
(Newport Country Club, Newport, Rhode Island)
2005 Birdie Kim (287) -- Morgan Pressel (a), Brittany Lang (a)
(Cherry Hills Country Club, Cherry Hills Village, Colorado)
2004 Meg Mallon (274) -- Annika Sorenstam
(Orchards Golf Club, South Hadley, Massachusetts)
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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