Entries are open to professional and amateur golfers who were females
at birth. Amateurs must have up-to-date USGA Handicap Indexes not exceeding
4.4 under the USGA Handicap System. Note: The limit is a USGA Handicap
of 4 if the club follows the USGA Handicap System but does not have
a Slope Rating.
Amateur Status: All amateur players must conform with the USGA Rules
of Amateur Status as specified in the USGA Rules of Golf.
International Players: All amateur international players must
also conform to Rule 4-1 of the USGA Rules of Amateur Status.
These players may not accept expenses from outside sources unless
specifically permitted by the USGA Rules of Amateur Status.
For more information, see Rule 4-1 of the USGA Rules of Amateur
be in three stages, at stroke play:
1. Local Qualifying—18
holes. For all except exempt players listed herein. Schedule inside.
Qualifying—36 holes. After Local Qualifying, 425 entrants will be eligible
for Sectional Qualifying Rounds, except those exempt under class L-21 shall
holes. 150 players eligible, comprising place-winners in Sectional Qualifying
Rounds and those exempt from both qualifying stages.
4 - First round, 18 holes.
Friday, July 5 - Second round, 18 holes.
60 lowest scorers
and any tying for 60th place or anyone within 10 strokes of the leader for first
36 holes continue play July 6 and 7; remainder eliminated after 36 holes.
6 - Third round, 18 holes.
Sunday, July 7 - Fourth round, 18 holes.
Lowest scorer for 72 holes will be champion. Any tie will be played off at
18 holes Monday, July 8; if play-off results in tie, play will immediately continue
hole by hole until champion is determined.
Gold medal and custody of the Bud Semple Trophy for the ensuing year, subject
to such conditions as USGA may establish.
Only: Not less than $2.9 million.
Professionals who start in Championship but do not return scores for 72
holes: $500 each
72-hole scores: Lowest scorer–gold pin; second lowest scorer–silver pin;
money will be divided equally among those tied, except that if a professional
wins a play-off for the Championship she will receive first prize money. If
ties occur for medals, duplicates will be awarded, except that only the winner
shall receive a Championship gold medal.
No other remuneration:
By her application, the player acknowledges she is not entitled to remuneration
of any kind for participation in the Championship other than prizes above.
Prize-Sharing Prohibited: By her application, the player certifies that
she has not entered into and will not enter into any arrangement whereby she
could have a financial interest in any other player’s prize money (such as through
prize-splitting or prize money "insurance").
Lowest Scorer: Silver medal; if a tie, duplicate medals awarded.
Silver medal; if a tie, duplicate medals awarded.
Lowest Amateur Scorer (if not lowest scorer): Silver medal; if a tie,
duplicate medals awarded.