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Age Amateurs
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Entries Scoring
Miscellaneous The Last Time It Happened

Age

Oldest Champion (years / months / days)
40/11-Fay Crocker (1955)

Youngest Champion
20/9/8-Se Ri Pak (1998)
22/0/5-Catherine Lacoste (1967)
22/2/4-Liselotte Neumann (1988)

Youngest Qualifier 12/11 -- Morgan Pressel (2001)

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Amateurs

Most Amateurs to Complete 72 Holes
22 (1954)

Best Finish By an Amateur
1-Catherine Lacoste, Virginia Hot Springs G.&T.C. (Cascades Course), Hot Springs, Va., 1967 2-Betsy Rawls, Rolling Hills C.C., Wichita, Kan., 1950 (lost in playoff) Barbara McIntire, Northland C.C., Duluth, Minn., 1956 (lost in playoff) Jenny Chuasiriporn, Blackwolf Run G.C., Kohler, Wis., 1998 (lost in playoff)
T2-Polly Riley, Starmount Forest C.C., Greensboro, N.C., 1947
T2-Sally Sessions, Starmount Forest C.C., Greensboro, N.C., 1947 T2-Nancy Lopez, Atlantic City C.C., Northfield, N.J., 1975

Best Score By an Amateur
283-Grace Park, Old Waverly G.C., West Point, Miss., 1999
290-Jenny Chuasiriporn, Blackwolf Run G.C., Kohler, Wis., 1998
290-Kellee Booth, Old Waverly G.C., West Point, Miss., 1999
291-Debbi Koyama, Crooked Stick G.C., Carmel, Ind., 1993 291-Carol Semple Thompson, Indianwood G.&. C.C., Lake Orion, Mich., 1994 291-Cristie Kerr, Pine Needles L. & G.C., Southern Pines, N.C., 1996 291-Candy Hanneman, Pine Needles L. & G.C. Southern Pines, N.C., 2001


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Champions

Most Victories
4-Mickey Wright (1958, 1959, 1961, 1964) 4-Betsy Rawls (1951, 1953, 1957, 1960) 3-Babe Didrikson Zaharias (1948, 1950, 1954) 3-Susie Berning (1968, 1972, 1973) 3-Hollis Stacy (1977, 1978, 1984)

Foreign-Born Champions (8)
Fay Crocker, Uruguay, 1955 Catherine Lacoste, France, 1967 Jan Stephenson, Australia, 1983 Laura Davies, England, 1987 Liselotte Neumann, Sweden, 1988 Annika Sorenstam, Sweden, 1995, 1996 Alison Nicholas, England, 1997 Se Ri Pak, Korea, 1998
Kerrie Webb, Australia, 2000, 2001

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

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Course

Longest Course
6,550 yards-Pumpkin Ridge G.C. (Witch Hollow Course), 2003

Shortest Course
6,010 yards-Brooklawn C. C., Fairfield, Conn., 1979

Most Often Host Club
3 - Atlantic City C.C., Northfield, N.J. (1948, 1965, 1975)

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Entries

Largest
980 (2001)

Smallest
37 (1953)

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Scoring

Lowest Score, 9 Holes
30-Pamela Wright, second nine of second round, Indianwood G.& C.C., Lake Orion, Mich., 1994 30-Juli Inskter, second nine of second round, Pumpkin Ridge G.C. (Witch Hollow Course), North Plains, Ore., 1997 31-a-Judy Bell, first nine of third round, San Diego C.C., Chula Vista, Calif., 1964 31-Pat Bradley, first nine of third round, Cedar Ridge C.C., Tulsa, Okla., 1983 31-Rosie Jones, second nine of second round, Atlanta Athletic Club, Duluth, Ga., 1990 31-Kristi Albers, second nine of second round, Colonial C.C., Fort Worth, Texas, 1991 31-Shelley Hamlin, first nine of second round, Crooked Stick G.C., Carmel, Ind., 1993
31-Betsy King, first nine of fourth round, Broadmoor Golf Club, Colorado Springs, Colo., 1995
31-Cindy Rarick, second nine of fourth round, Pine Needles L. & G.C., Southern Pines, N.C., 1996
31-Kelly Robbins, second nine of the fourth round, Pumpkin Ridge G.C. (Witch Hollow Course), North Plains, Ore., 1997
31-Jean Zedlitz, first nine of second round, Old Waverly G.C., West Point, Miss., 1999
31-Kelli Kuehne, first nine of first round, Old Waverly G.C., West Point, Miss., 1999

Lowest Round
63-Helen Alfredsson, first round, Indianwood G.& C.C., Lake Orion, Mich., 1994
64-Kelli Kuehne, first round, Old Waverly G.C., West Point, Miss., 1999
64-Lorie Kane, second round, Old Waverly G.C., West Point, Miss., 1999
64-Becky Iverson, second round, Old Waverly G.C., West Point, Miss., 1999
65-Juli Inkster, first round, Old Waverly G.C., West Point, Miss., 1999
65-Sally Little, fourth round, C.C. of Indianapolis (Ind.), 1978 65-Judy Clark, third round, Baltusrol G.C. (Upper Course), Springfield, N.J., 1985 65-Ayako Okamoto, fourth round, Indianwood G. & C. C., Lake Orion, Mich., 1989 65-Pamela Wright, second round, Indianwood G.& C.C., Lake Orion, Mich., 1994 65-Karrie Webb, third round, Pumpkin Ridge G.C. (Witch Hollow Course), North Plains, Ore., 1997 65-Tammie Green, fourth round, Pumpkin Ridge G.C. (Witch Hollow Course), North Plains, Ore., 1997
65-Karrie Webb, second round, Pine Needles L. & G.C., Southern Pines, N.C., 2001

Lowest First-Round Score
63-Helen Alfredsson, Indianwood G.& C.C., Lake Orion, Mich., 1994
64-Kelli Kuehne, Old Waverly G.C., West Point, Miss., 1999
65-Juli Inkster, Old Waverly G.C., West Point, Miss., 1999
66-Jane Geddes, Atlanta Athletic Club, Duluth, Ga., 1990 66-Patty Sheehan, Atlanta Athletic Club, Duluth, Ga., 1990 66-Judy Dickinson, Indianwood G. & C.C., Lake Orion, Mich., 1994
66-Tammie Green, Indianwood G. & C.C., Lake Orion, Mich., 1994 66-Patty Sheehan, Indianwood G. & C.C., Lake Orion, Mich., 1994 66-a-Carol Semple Thompson, Indianwod G. & C.C., Lake Orion, Mich., 1994
66-Mhairi McKay, Pumpkin Ridge G.C. (Witch Hollow Course), North Plains, Ore., 2003

Lowest Second-Round Score
64-Lorie Kane, Old Waverly G.C., West Point, Miss., 1999
64-Becky Iverson, Old Waverly G.C., West Point, Miss., 1999
65-Pamela Wright, Indianwood G. & C.C., Lake Orion, Mich., 1994 65-Karrie Webb, Pine Needles L. & G.C.. Southern Pines, N.C., 2001
66-Susie Maxwell Berning, Brooklawn C. C., Fairfield, Conn., 1979 66-Michelle McGann, Crooked Stick G.C., Carmel, Ind., 1993 66-Alison Nicholas, Pumpkin Ridge G.C. (Witch Hollow Course), North Plains, Ore., 1997

Lowest Third-Round Score
65-Judy Clark, Baltusrol Golf Club (Upper Course), Springfield, N.J., 1985 65-Karrie Webb, Pumpkin Ridge G.C. (Witch Hollow Course), North Plains, Ore., 1997

Lowest Fourth-Round Score
65-Ayako Okamoto, Indianwood G. & C.C., Lake Orion, Mich., 1989 65-Sally Little, C. C. of Indianapolis (Ind.), 1978 65-Tammie Green, Pumpkin Ridge G.C. (Witch Hollow Course), North Plains, Ore., 1997

Lowest Score After 36 Holes
132-Helen Alfredsson (63-69), Indianwood G. & C.C., Lake Orion, Mich., 1994

Lowest Score After 54 Holes
201-Juli Inkster, Old Waverly G.C., West Point, Miss., 1999
203-Alison Nicholas, Pumpkin Ridge G.C. (Witch Hollow Course), North Plains, Ore., 1997 204-Karrie Webb, Pine Needles L. & G.C., Southern Pines, N.C., 2001
205-Meg Mallon, Broadmoor Golf Club, Colorado Springs, Colo., 1995 205-Kelli Kuehne, Old Waverly G.C., West Point, Miss., 1999 205-Lorie Kane, Old Waverly G.C., West Point, Miss., 1999

Lowest Score, 72 Holes
272-Annika Sorenstam (70-67-69-66), Pine Needles L. & G.C., Southern Pines, N.C., 1996
272-Juli Inster (65-69-67-71), Old Waverly G.C., WEst Point, Miss., 1999
273-Karrie Webb (70-65-69-69), Pine Needles L. & G.C., Southern Pines, N.C., 2001
274-Alison Nicholas (70-66-67-71), Pumpkin Ridge G.C. (Witch Hollow Course), North Plains, Ore., 1997 275-Nancy Lopez (69-68-69-69), Pumpkin Ridge G.C. (Witch Hollow Course), North Plains, Ore., 1997

Most Under Par, 72 Holes
Juli Inkster (-16), Old Waverly G.C., West Point, Miss., 1999
Sherri Turner (-11), Old Waverly G.C., West Point, Miss., 1999
Alison Nicholas (-10), Pumpkin Ridge G.C. (Witch Hollow Course), 1997 Pat Bradley (-9), La Grange (Ill.) C.C., 1981
Kelli Kuehne (-9), Old Waverly G.C., West Point, Miss., 1999
Nancy Lopez (-9), Pumpkin Ridge G.C. (Witch Hollow Course), North Plains, Ore., 1997

Highest Score to Lead Field, 18 Holes
74-a-Polly Riley, Louise Suggs, and Patty Berg, Starmount Forest C.C., Greensboro, N.C., 1947 74-Peggy Kirk, Atlantic City C.C., Northfield, N.J., 1948 74-Louise Suggs, Rolling Hills C.C., Wichita, Kan., 1950 74-Fay Crocker, Wichita (Kan.) C.C., 1955 74-Mickey Wright, Forest Lake C.C., Bloomfield Hills, Mich., 1958

Highest Score to Lead Field, 36 Holes
149-a-Polly Riley and a-Estelle Page, Starmount Forest C.C., Greensboro, N.C., 1947 149-Betty Bush, Rolling Hills C.C., Wichita, Kan., 1950 149-Sandra Spuzich and Mickey Wright, Hazeltine National G.C., Chaska, Minn., 1966

Highest Score to Lead Field, 54 Holes225-Betty Jameson, Starmount Forest C.C., Greensboro, N.C., 1947 225-Betty Jameson, Starmount Forest C.C., Greensboro, N.C., 1947
225-Fay Crocker, Wichita (Kan.) C.C., 1955 225-Sandra Spuzich, Hazeltine National G.C., Chaska, Minn., 1966

Highest Score to Lead Field, 72 Holes
302-Betsy Rawls and Jacqueline Pung, C.C. of Rochester, Rochester, N.Y., 1953
302-Kathy Cornelius and a-Barbara McIntire, Northland C.C., Duluth, Minn., 1956
300-Babe Didrikson Zaharias, Atlantic City C. C., Northfield, N.J., 1948

Largest Winning Margin
14-Louise Suggs (291), Prince Georges G. & C. C. (Original Course), Landover, Md., 1949 12-Babe Didrikson Zaharias (291), Salem C.C., Peabody, Mass., 1954

Largest Lead After 18 Holes
3-Louise Suggs, Prince Georges G. & C.C. (original course), Landover, Md., 1949 3-Patty Berg, C.C. of Rochester (N.Y.), 1953 3-Ruth Jessen, Dunes G. & Beach Club, Myrtle Beach, S.C., 1962 3-Kathy Ahern, La Grange (Ill.) C.C., 1974 3-Helen Alfredsson, Indianwood G. & C.C., Lake Orion, Mich. (1994)
3-Mhairi McKay, Pumpkin Ridge G.C. (Witch Hollow Course), North Plains, Ore., 2003

Largest Lead After 36 Holes
8-Patty Berg, C.C. of Rochester (N.Y.), 1953 8-Fay Crocker, Wichita (Kan.) C.C., 1955

Largest Lead After 54 Holes
10-Babe Didrikson Zaharias, Salem C.C., Peabody, Mass., 1954

Best Start By Champion
65-Juli Inkster, Old Waverly G.C., West Point, Miss., 1999
66-Patty Sheehan, Indianwood G. & C.C., Lake Orion, Mich., 1994 67-Liselotte Neumann, at Baltimore (Md.) C.C. (Five Farms East Course), 1988 68-Betsy King, Indianwood G. & C.C., Lake Orion, Mich., 1989

Best Finish By Champion
66-Pat Bradley, La Grange (Ill.) C.C., 1981 66-Annika Sorenstam, Pine Needles L. & G.C., Southern Pines, N.C., 1996 67-Meg Mallon, Colonial C.C., Fort Worth, Texas, 1991

Worst Start By Champion
79-Susie Maxwell Berning, C.C. of Rochester, Rochester, N.Y., 1972 78-Murle Lindstrom, Dunes G. & Beach Club, Myrtle Beach, S.C., 1962 78-Carol Mann, Atlantic City C.C., Northfield, N.J., 1965 78-Sandra Palmer, Atlantic City C.C., Northfield, N.J., 1975

Worst Finish By Champion
79-Kathy Cornelius, Northland C.C., Duluth, Minn., 1956 79-a-Catherine Lacoste, Virginia Hot Springs G. & T.C. (Cascades Course), Hot Springs, Va., 1967 78-Babe Didrikson Zaharias, Atlantic City C.C., Northfield, N.J., 1948

Most Sub-Par Rounds, Championship
135-Old Waverly G.C., West Point, Miss., 1999
89-Crooked Stick G.C., Carmel,Ind., 1993 68-Pumpkin Ridge G.C. (Witch Hollow Course), North Plains, Ore., 1997 66-Baltimore (Md.) C.C. (Five Farms East Course), 1988 54-Indianwood G. & C.C., Lake Orion, Mich., 1994

Most Sub-Par Rounds, One Round
61-Second round, Old Waverly G.C., West Point, Miss., 1999
44-First round, Old Waverly G.C., West Point, Miss., 1999
38-Second round, Crooked Stick G.C., Carmel, Ind., 1993

Lowest Cut
144 (Even Par) Old Waverly G.C., West Point, Miss., 1999
145 (Three over par) Crooked Stick G.C., Carmel, Ind., 1993

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Miscellaneous

Most Holes-in-One
3-1998, Blackwolf Run G.C., Kohler, Wis.

Holes-in-One
Patty Berg, 7th hole, Churchill Valley C.C., Pittsburgh, Pa., 1959 Gerda Whalen, 7th hole, Scenic Hills C.C., Pensacola, Fla., 1969 a-Nancy Porter, 6th hole, Winged Foot G.C. (East Course), Mamaroneck, N.Y., 1972 a-Nancy Porter, 16th hole, Rolling Green G.C., Springfield, Pa., 1976 a-Amy Geithner, 14th hole, La Grange (Ill.) C.C., 1981 Julie Stanger, 17th hole, La Grange (Ill.) C.C., 1981 Pat Bradley, 6th hole, Cedar Ridge C.C., Tulsa, Okla., 1983 Susan Fromuth, 15th hole, Cedar Ridge C.C., Tulsa, Okla., 1983 Jane Lock, 15th hole, Cedar Ridge C.C., Tulsa, Okla., 1983 a-Joan Ellis, 15th hole, Salem C.C., Peabody, Mass., 1984 a-Sarah Dekraay, 8th hole, NCR C.C., Kettering, Ohio, 1986 Kristi Albers, 4th hole, Baltimore (Md.) C.C. (Five Farms East Course), 1988 Susan Sanders, 4th hole, Colonial C.C., Fort Worth, Texas, 1991 Susie Redman, 15th hole, Pumpkin Ridge G.C. (Witch Hollow Course), North Plains, Ore., 1997 Helen Alfredsson, 8th hole, Blackwolf Run G.C., Kohler, Wis., 1998 Clarissa Childs, 8th hole, Blackwolf Run G.C., Kohler, Wis., 1998 Brandie Burton, 13th hole, Blackwolf Run G.C., Kohler, Wis., 1998; Tracy Hanson, 12th hole, Pumpkin Ridge G.C. (Witch Hollow Course), North Plains, Ore., 2003

Most Eagles at a Championship
30-1993, Crooked Stick G.C., Carmel, Ind.

Most Eagles, One Hole, at a Championship
24-1993, 9th hole (par 5), Crooked Stick G.C., Carmel, Ind.

Most Rounds In The 60s
4-Nancy Lopez, Pumpkin Ridge G.C. (Witch Hollow Course), North Plains, Ore., 1997

Lowest Score By Non-Winner
275 (9-under)-Nancy Lopez, Pumpkin Ridge G.C. (Witch Hollow Course), North Plains, Ore., 1997

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The Last Time It Happened

Last foreign winner
Karrie Webb, Australia, 2001

Last to defend title
Karrie Webb, 2001

Last to win three consecutive Opens
Never been done

Last Champion to win Open on first attempt
Kathy Cornelius, 1956

Last winner to win Open on second attempt
Se Ri Pak, 1998

Last Amateur to win Open
Catherine Lacoste, 1967

Last wire-to-wire winner
Amy Alcott, 1980

Last winner to win money title in same year
Karrie Webb, 2000

Last winner to birdie the 72nd hole
Karrie Webb, 2001

Last winner to birdie the 72nd hole to force playoff
Patty Sheehan, 1992

Last winner to birdie the 72nd hole to win by one stroke
Lauri Merten, 1993

Last to win without a round in the 60s
Betsy King, 1990

Last to win with all rounds in the 60s
Never been done

Last to win with a round in the 80s
80, Mickey Wright, second round, 1961

Last to win with a round of 79
Susie Berning, first round, 1972

Last to win with a round of 78
Sandra Palmer, first round, 1975

Last to win with a round of 77
JoAnne Carner, third round, 1976

Last to win with a round of 76
Se Ri Pak, fourth round, 1998

Last to win with a round of 75
Hilary Lunke, fourth round, 2003

Last to win with a round of 74
Jane Geddes, second round, 1986

Last player to win after being in local qualifying
Hilary Lunke, 2003

Last player to win after being in sectional qualifying
Hilary Lunke, 2003

Last time a Women's Open winner was 40 or older
Fay Crocker, 40, 1955

Last time a Women's Open winner was between the ages of 20-29
Hilary Lunke, 24, 2003

Last time a Women's Open winner was between the ages of 30-39
Julie Inkster, 38, 1999

Last time a player that received a special exemption won the Open
Never been done

Last time a defending champion missed the cut
Alison Nicholas, 1998

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