2008 U.S. Women's Open

Age Amateurs
Champions Course
Entries Scoring
Miscellaneous The Last Time It Happened

Age

Oldest Champion (years / months / days)
43/0/6 — Babe Zaharias (1954)
42/0/14 — Juli Inkster (2002)
41/2/20 — Meg Mallon (2004)
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 Competitor
10/7/21 — Beverly Klass (1967)
12/6 — Marlene Hagge(1946)

Youngest Qualifier
12/4/1 — Alexis Thompson (2007)
12/11 — Morgan Pressel (2001)

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Amateurs

Most Amateurs to Start Championship
57 (1958)

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
T2 — Brittany Lang, Cherry Hills C.C., Cherry Hills Village, Colo., 2005
T2 — Morgan Pressel, Cherry Hills C.C., Cherry Hills Village, Colo., 2005

Best 72-hole Score By an Amateur
283 — Grace Park, Old Waverly G.C., West Point, Miss., 1999
285 — Aree Song, Pumpkin Ridge G.C. (Witch Hollow course), North Plains, Ore.; 2003
285 — Paula Creamer, Orchards G.C., South Hadley, Mass., 2004
285 — Michelle Wie, Orchards G.C., South Hadley, Mass., 2004
289 — Brittany Lang, Cherry Hills C.C., Cherry Hills Village, Colo., 2005
289 — Morgan Pressel, Cherry Hills C.C., Cherry Hills Village, Colo., 2005
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)
3 — Annika Sorenstam (1995, 1996, 2006)

Foreign-Born Champions (10)
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, 2006
Alison Nicholas, England, 1997
Se Ri Pak, Korea, 1998
Karrie Webb, Australia, 2000, 2001
Birdie Kim, Korea, 2005

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 Women's Amateurs; 1971, 1976 Opens)
Juli Inkster (1980, 1981, 1982 Amateur; 1999 Open)

Winners of Women's Open, Women's Amateur and Girls' Junior (1)
JoAnne Gunderson Carner (1956 Girls' Junior; 1957, 1960, 1962, 1966, 1968 Amateurs; 1971, 1976 Opens)

Players to Make the Women's Open Their First Professional Victory (14)
1962 — Murle Breer
1963 — Mary Mills
1966 — Sandra Spuzich
1967 — a-Catherine LaCoste
1969 — Donna Caponi
1979 — Jerilyn Britz
1982 — Janet Anderson
1985 — Kathy Baker
1986 — Jane Geddes
1987 — Laura Davies
1988 — Liselotte Neumann
1995 — Annika Sorenstam
2003 — Hilary Lunke
2005 — Birdie Kim

Most Top-5 Finishes
14 — Louise Suggs
10 — Mickey Wright
9 — Joanne Carner
8 — Pat Bradley
8 — Kathy Whitworth
7 — Patty Berg
7 — Sandra Haynie
7 — Betsy Rawls
6 — Amy Alcott
6 — Ruth Jessen
6 — Betsy King
6 — Meg Mallon
6 — Patty Sheehan
6 — Annika Sorenstam

Most Top-10 Finishes
19 — Louise Suggs
14 — Kathy Whitworth
13 — Patty Berg
13 — Mickey Wright
11 — Joanne Carner
10 — Marlene Hagge
10 — Beverly Hanson Sfingi
10 — Betsy King
10 — Betsy Rawls
10 — Patty Sheehan
9 — Pat Bradley
9 — Sandra Haynie
9 — Nancy Lopez

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Course

Longest Course
6,749 yards — Cherry Hills C.C., 2005
6,644 yards — Pine Needles L. & G.C., 2007
6,616 yards — Newport C.C., 2006
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)
3 — Pine Needles L. & G.C., Southern Pines, N.C. (1996,2001, 2007)

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Entries

Largest
1,251 (2007)

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
30 — Raquel Carriedo, first nine of fourth round, Prairie Dunes C.C., Hutchinson, Kan., 2002
30 — a-Brittany Lincicome, second nine of first round, Orchards G.C., South Hadley, Mass., 2004

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 — 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 — Juli Inkster, first round, Old Waverly G.C., West Point, Miss., 1999
65 — Karrie Webb, second round, Pine Needles L. & G.C., Southern Pines, N.C., 2001
65 — Meg Mallon, Orchards G.C., South Hadley, Mass., 2004

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
66 — a-Brittany Lincicome, Orchards G.C., South Hadley, Mass., 2004

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
66 — Sophie Gustafson, Pine Needles L. & G.C., Southern Pines, N.C., 2001

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 — Sally Little, C. C. of Indianapolis (Ind.), 1978
65 — Ayako Okamoto, Indianwood G. & C.C., Lake Orion, Mich., 1989
65 — Tammie Green, Pumpkin Ridge G.C. (Witch Hollow Course), North Plains, Ore., 1997
65 — Meg Mallon, Orchards G.C., South Hadley, Mass., 2004

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
274 — Meg Mallon (73-69-67-65), Orchards G.C., South Hadley, Mass., 2004
275 — Nancy Lopez (69-68-69-69), Pumpkin Ridge G.C. (Witch Hollow Course), North Plains, Ore., 1997

Most Under Par, 72 Holes
16 — Juli Inkster, Old Waverly G.C., West Point, Miss., 1999
11 — Sherri Turner, Old Waverly G.C., West Point, Miss., 1999
10 — Alison Nicholas, Pumpkin Ridge G.C. (Witch Hollow Course), 1997
10 — Meg Mallon, Orchards G.C., South Hadley, Mass., 2004
9 — Pat Bradley, La Grange (Ill.) C.C., 1981
9 — Kelli Kuehne, Old Waverly G.C., West Point, Miss., 1999
9 — Nancy Lopez, Pumpkin Ridge G.C. (Witch Hollow Course), North Plains, Ore., 1997

Most Strokes Under Par at Any Point
16 — Juli Inkster (fourth round), Old Waverly G.C., West Point, Miss., 1999
13 — Alison Nicholas (fourth round), Pumpkin Ridge G.C. (Witch Hollow Course), North Plains, Ore., 1997
12 — Kelli Kuehne (fourth round), Old Waverly G.C., West Point, Miss., 1999
11 — Sherri Turner (fourth round), Old Waverly G.C., West Point, Miss., 1999
10 — Nancy Lopez (fourth round), Pumpkin Ridge G.C., (Witch Hollow Course), North Plains, Ore., 1997
10 — Meg Mallon (fourth round), Orchards G.C., South Hadley, Mass., 2004

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 Holes
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
67 — Juli Inkster, Prairie Dunes G.C., Hutchinson, Kan., 2002
68 — Betsy King, Indianwood G. & C.C., Lake Orion, Mich., 1989

Best Finish By Champion
65 — Meg Mallon, Orchards G.C., South Hadley, Mass., 2004
66 — Pat Bradley, La Grange (Ill.) C.C., 1981
66 — Annika Sorenstam, Pine Needles L. & G.C., Southern Pines, N.C., 1996
66 — Juli Inkster, Prairie Dunes G.C., Hutchinson, Kan., 2002
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

Start to finish winners (no ties)(9)
Babe Didrikson Zaharias — 1954
Fay Crocker — 1955
Mickey Wright — 1958
Mary Mills — 1963
Catherine Lacoste — 1967
Susie Maxwell Berning — 1968
Donna Caponi — 1970
JoAnne Gunderson Carner — 1971
Hollis Stacy — 1977

Start to finish winners (with ties)(5)
Mickey Wright — 1964
Amy Alcott — 1980
Liselotte Neumann — 1988
Betsy King — 1989
Annika Sorenstam — 2006

Players who led first three rounds but didn't win (6)
Mickey Wright — 1960
Ruth Jessen — 1962
Kathy Whitworth — 1981
Patty Sheehan — 1990
Pat Bradley — 1991
Helen Alfredsson — 1993

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

Most Strokes Under Par at Any Point
16 — Juli Inkster (fourth round), Old Waverly G.C., West Point, Miss., 1999
13 — Alison Nicholas (fourth round), Pumpkin Ridge G.C.(Witch Hollow Course), Norht Plains, Ore., 1997
12 — Kelli Kuehne (fourth round), Old Waverly G.C., West Point, Miss., 1999
11 — Sherri Turner (fourth round, Old Waverly G.C., West Point, Miss., 1999
10 — Nancy Lopez (fourth round), Pumpkin Ridge G.C.(Witch Hollow Course), Norht Plains, Ore., 1997
10 — Meg Mallon (fourth round), Orchards G.C., South Hadley, Mass., 2004

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

Highest Cut
179 (35 over par) — Salem C.C., Peabody, Mass., 1954
179 (31 over par) — Northland C.C., Duluth, Minn., 1956

Best Comeback by Winner, Final Round
5 strokes — Murle Lindstrom (78-74-76-73) Dunes Golf and Beach Club, Myrtle Beach, S.C., 1962
5 strokes — Donna Caponi (74-76-75-73) Scenic Hills C.C., Pensacola, Fla., 1969
5 strokes — Jane Geddes (74-74-70-69) NCR C.C., Kettering, Ohio, 1986
5 strokes — Betsy King (72-71-71-70) Atlanta Athletic Club (Riverside Course), Duluth, Ga., 1990
5 strokes — Lauri Merten (71-71-70-68) Crooked Stick G.C., Carmel, Ind., 1993
5 strokes — Annika Sorenstam (67-71-72-68) Broadmoor G.C. (East Course) Colorado Springs, Colo., 1995

Best Comeback to Tie, Final Round
8 strokes — a-Barbara McIntire (75-79-77-71) Northland C.C., Duluth, Minn., 1956. Lost playoff to Kathy Cornelius.

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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
36 — 2004, Orchards G.C., South Hadley, Mass.
30 — 1993, Crooked Stick G.C., Carmel, Ind.

Most Eagles, One Hole, at a Championship
27 — 2004, 13th hole (par 5), Orchards G.C., South Hadley, Mass.
24 — 1993, 9th hole (par 5), Crooked Stick G.C., Carmel, Ind.

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

Most consecutive starts
31 — Hollis Stacy, 1970-2000
29 — Kath Whitworth, 1959-1987
29 — Marilynn Smith, 1948-1976
29 — Betsy King, 1976-2004
26 — Betsy Rawls, 1950-1975

Most appearances
33 — Marlene Hagge
32 — a-Carol Semple Thompson
31 — Kathy Whitworth
31 — Hollis Stacy
30 — Patty Berg
30 — Marilynn Smith
30 — Beth Daniel

Most completed 72 holes
79 — NCR C.C., Kettering, Ohio, 1986
76 — Broadmoor G.C. (East Course), Colorado Springs, Colo., 1995
74 — Colonial C.C., Fort Worth, Texas, 1991
69 — Prairie Dunes C.C., Hutchinson, Kan., 2002

Most Sub-par Rounds in a Career

24 — Betsy King
23 — Beth Daniel
21 — Pat Bradley
21 — Patty Sheehan
21 — Meg Mallon

Most Rounds In The 60s
14 — Beth Daniel
13 — Patty Sheehan
12 — Juli Inkster
12 — Meg Mallon
11 — Pat Bradley
10 — Dottie Pepper
10 — Annika Sorenstam

Longest Par 3, 4, 5

Par 3
215 yards — 13th. Pine Needles L. & G.C., Southern Pines, N.C., 2007
211 yards — 13th, Newport C.C., 2006
211 yards — 5th. Pine Needles L. & G.C., Southern Pines, N.C., 2007
206 yards — 16th, Oakmont (Pa.) C.C., 1992
206 yards — 8th, Cherry Hills C.C., Cherry Hills Village, Colo., 2005
205 yards — 5th. Pine Needles L. & G.C., Southen Pines, N.C., 2007
204 yards — 13th, Indianwood G. & C.C., (Old Course), Lake Orion, Mich., 1989 & 1994
200 yard — 13th, Pine Needles Lodge and G.C., Southern Pines, N.C., 2001
197 yards — 10th, Pumpkin Ridge G.C., (Witch Hollow Course), North Plains, Ore., 2003

Par 4
459 yards — 18th, Cherry Hills C.C., Cherry Hills Village, Colo., 2005
453 yards — 3rd, Broadmoor G.C., (East Course), Colorado Springs, Colo., 1995
450 yards — 2nd, Pine Needles L. & G.C., Southern Pines, N.C., 2007
449 yards — 14th, Newport C.C., 2006
443 yards — 10th, Broadmoor G.C., (East Course), Colorado Springs, Colo., 1995
440 yards — 8th, Newport C.C., 2006
440 yards — 18th, Newport C.C., 2006
440 yards — 17th, Pine Needles L. & G.C., Southern Pines, N.C., 2007

Par 5
572 yards — 12th, Oakmont (Pa.) C.C., 1992
564 yards — 10th, Blackwolf Run G.C., Kohler, Wis., 1998
560 yards — 14th, Baltimore (Md.) C.C., (Five Farms East Course), 1988
559 yards — 7th, Pumpkin Ridge G.C., (Witch Hollow Course), North Plains, Ore., 1997 & 2003

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Special Exemptions

1977 — Patty Berg
1978 — Patty Berg, Louise Suggs, and Marilynn Smith
1979 — Patty Berg, Louise Suggs, and Marilynn Smith
1981 — a-Edwina Kennedy
1983 — Mickey Wright, Susie Maxwell Berning, and Sandra Haynie
1985 — Mickey Wright and Juli Inkster
1986 — Donna Caponi
1987 — Kathy Whitworth
1988 — Kay Cockerill, Carol Mann, and Sally Little
1990 — Heather Farr
1991 — Sandra Palmer and Kathy Whitworth
1993 — Vicki Goetze
1994 — Amy Alcott and Juli Inkster
1995 — JoAnne CArner, Hollis Stacy, Jan Stephenson, and Ayako Okamoto
1996 — Donna Andrews, JoAnne Carner, Hollis Stacy
1997 — Amy Alcott, JoAnne Carner, Kelli Kuehne, Hollis Stacy
1998 — Pat Bradley, Beth Daniel
1999 — Jan Gedes, Nancy Lopez
2000 — Pat Bradley, Nancy Lopez
2001 — Liselotte Neumann
2002 — Nancy Lopez
2003 — Betsy King
2004 — Betsy King, Dottie Pepper, a-Michelle Wie
2006 — Kelly Robbins, Michelle Wie
    a = Amateur


The Last Time It Happened

Last foreign winner
Annika Sorenstam, Sweden, 2006

Last to defend title
Karrie Webb, 2001

Last to win three consecutive Opens
Never been done

Last Champion to win Open on first attempt
Birdie Kim, 2005

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
Annika Sorenstam, Sweden, 2006

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

Last winner to birdie the 72nd hole
Birdie Kim, 2005

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
Birdie Kim, first round, 2005

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

Last player to win after being in sectional qualifying
Birdie Kim, 2005

Last time a Women's Open winner was 40 or older
Meg Mallon, 2004

Last time a Women's Open winner was between the ages of 30-39
Annika Sorenstam, Sweden, 2006

Last time a Women's Open winner was between the ages of 20-29
Cristie Kerr, 29, 2007

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

Last time a defending champion missed the cut
Karrie Webb, 2002
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