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U.S. Women's Amateur Golf Championship
August 01 - 07 2016
Springfield, PA

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Rolling Green Golf Club
280 N State Rd
Springfield, PA  19064-1399
phone: (610) 328-5535
url: www.rggc.org

Tournament Overview

The U.S. Women's Amateur, the third oldest of the USGA championships, was first played in 1895 at Meadowbrook Club in Hempstead, N.Y. The event is open to any female amateur who has a USGA Handicap Index not exceeding 5.4. The Women's Amateur is one of 13 national championships conducted annually by the USGA, 10 of which are strictly for amateurs.

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Aug 16, 2015Hannah O'Sullivan wins 2015 U.S. Women's Amateur
Aug 15, 2015Sierra Brooks vs. Hannah O'Sullivan at U.S. Women's Amateur finale
Aug 14, 2015Meet the U.S. Women's Amateur semifinalists
Aug 13, 2015Only eight remain at U.S. Women's Amateur
Aug 12, 2015Top-three seeds eliminated at U.S. Women's Amateur
Aug 11, 2015Yin, Hahn share medalist honors at U.S. Women's Amateur
Aug 10, 2015Hahn, Wagner set early pace at U.S. Women's Amateur
Aug 10, 2014Kristen Gillman wins U.S. Women's Amateur
Aug 09, 2014Henderson, Gillman in U.S. Women's Amateur final
Aug 08, 2014Semifinals set for U.S. Women's Amateur
Aug 07, 2014Quarterfinal matches set at U.S. Women's Amateur
Aug 06, 2014Medalist Bethany Wu loses first match at U.S. Women's Amateur
Aug 05, 201417-year-old Bethany Wu is 2014 U.S. Women's Amateur medalist
Aug 04, 2014Su-Hyun Oh takes one stroke lead at U.S. Women's Amateur
Sep 10, 2013San Diego CC to host 2017 U.S. Women's Amateur
Aug 11, 2013Emma Talley wins U.S. Women's Amateur
Aug 10, 2013Talley, Feng in U.S. Women's Amateur final
Aug 09, 2013Quarterfinals set at U.S. Women's Amateur
Aug 09, 2013Semifinals set at U.S. Women's Amateur
Aug 08, 2013U.S. Women's Amateur: Cathrea, Diaz-Yi lead way into Round of 16
Aug 07, 2013Medalist advances at U.S. Women's Amateur
Aug 06, 201314-year-old sets record at U.S. Women's Amateur
Aug 05, 2013U.S. Women's Amateur: Corpuz leads by two
Aug 04, 2013U.S. Women's Amateur begins Monday
Jul 07, 201310-year-old Li playing US Women's Am qualifier in Oakland
Nov 19, 2012Rolling Green to host 2016 USGA Women's Am
Aug 12, 2012Lydia Ko wins U.S. Women's Amateur
Aug 11, 2012US Women's Am: Green vs. Ko in Sunday final
Aug 10, 2012US Women's Am: Top two women battling in semis
Aug 09, 2012Match play rolls on at Women's Am
Aug 09, 2012U.S. Women's Am down to eight
Aug 08, 2012Anderson's stunning win over Jutanugarn keys Day 3 at Women's Am
Aug 07, 201216-year-old Hyo-Joo Kim medals at U.S. Women's Amateur
Aug 06, 2012Lydia Ko leads at U.S. Women's Am
Aug 05, 2012Pictor defies odds to reach US Women's Am
Aug 05, 2012U.S. Women's Am begins in Cleveland
Aug 14, 2011Kang defends at U.S. Women's Amateur
Aug 13, 2011Kang, Jutanugarn to meet in U.S. Women's Am Finals
Aug 12, 2011U.S. Women's Amateur: Kang on road to defending
Aug 11, 2011U.S. Women's Am: Quarterfinal matches set
Aug 10, 2011U.S. Women's Am: Kim upset, Ko wins
Aug 09, 2011U.S. Women's Am: Ko, Kim share 2nd-round lead
Aug 08, 2011U.S. Women's Am: Kim fires 5-under in 1st round
Aug 15, 2010Kang wins US Women's Am
Aug 14, 2010U.S. Women's Amateur Finale is Set
Aug 13, 2010U.S. Women's Am Semifinalists: Kirby, Kang, Sherlock, Korda
Aug 12, 2010U.S. Women's Amateur: Third round recap
Aug 11, 2010Medalists Advance at U.S. Women's Amateur
Aug 10, 2010Three Share Medalist Honors at US Women's Am
Aug 09, 2009Song Makes it Two in 2009 at US Women's Am
Aug 08, 2009Song, Johnson to meet in US Women's Am Final
Aug 07, 2009Johnson, Lua, Song, Thompson are U.S. Women's Am Semifinalists
Aug 06, 2009Song, Thompson lead US Women's Am Quarterfinalists
Aug 05, 2009Lewis makes the most of second chance at US Women's Am
Aug 04, 2009Kang takes Medalist honors at US Women's Am
Aug 03, 2009US Junior Girls Champ at top of Women's Am Leaderboard
Aug 10, 2008US Women's Amateur: Blumenherst tops Munoz, 2 & 1, wins title
Aug 09, 2008U.S. Women's Amateur: Blumenherst, Munoz to meet in finals
Aug 08, 2008U.S. Women's Am: Blumenherst stays hot, reaches semis
Aug 07, 2008U.S. Women's Am: Medalists make it to quarterfinals
Aug 06, 2008U.S. Women's Am: Blumenherst, Na share medalist honors
Aug 06, 2008U.S. Women's Amateur: First round results
Aug 05, 2008U.S. Women's Amateur: Blumenherst has early lead
Aug 12, 2007U.S. Women's Amateur: Uribe grinds out victory
Aug 11, 2007U.S. Women's Am: Blumenhurst, Uribe to finals
Aug 10, 2007U.S. Women's Amateur: Semi-finals are set
Aug 09, 2007U.S. Women's Amateur: Round of 16 set
Aug 08, 2007U.S. Women's Amateur: Match play begins
Aug 07, 2007U.S. Women's Am: Lewis, Wong are medalists
Aug 13, 2006USGA Women's Amateur: Kim is Youngest Champ Ever
Aug 12, 2006USGA Women's Am: Another Young Hawaiian In Spotlight
Aug 11, 2006USGA Women's Amateur: Semi's Set for Saturday
Aug 10, 2006USGA Women's Amateur: Medalist Upset in Round 2
Aug 10, 2006USGA Women's Am: Lee is last USA Curtis Cupper Standing
Aug 09, 2006USGA Women's Amateur: Medalist Mackenzie Advances
Aug 08, 2006USGA Women's Amateur: Mackenzie is Medalist
Aug 07, 2006USGA Women's Amateur: Rd 1 Results from Oregon
Aug 07, 2005USGA Women's Amateur: Pressel Wins Impressively
Aug 06, 2005USGA Women's Am: Pressel vs. Martinez in Sunday Final
Aug 05, 2005USGA Women's Am: An Interview with Morgan Pressel
Aug 05, 2005USGA Women's Amateur: Pressel rolls into semis
Aug 04, 2005USGA Women's Amateur: Rd 2 Match Play Results
Aug 04, 2005USGA Women's Amateur: Round-of-16 Results
Aug 03, 2005USGA Women's Am: 1st Round Match Play Results
Aug 03, 2005USGA Women's Amateur: Story of an Unreal Comeback

Results Archive:

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Place  Pts
WinAZHannah O'SullivanParadise Valley, AZ1500
Runner-upFLSierra BrooksSorrento, FL900
MedalistCAAngel YinArcadia, CA600
MedalistNVJennifer HahnHenderson, NV600
SemifinalsFranceMathilda CappeliezFrance450
SemifinalsCABethany WuDiamond Bar, CA450
QuarterfinalsFLAnna NewellTampa, FL225
QuarterfinalsEnglandBronte LawEngland225
QuarterfinalsCAMika LiuBeverly Hills, CA225
QuarterfinalsTXLindsey McCurdyKyle, TX225
Final 16CAElizabeth WangSan Marino, CA180
Final 16COJennifer KupchoWestminster, CO180
Final 16ORCaroline InglisChurchill, OR180
Final 16GABailey TardyNorcross, GA180
Final 16NJCindy HaDemarest, NJ180
Final 16CALydia ChoiBeverly Hills, CA180
Final 16KoreaEun Jeong SeongKorea180
Final 16TXMaddie McCraryWylie, TX180
Final 32FranceJustine DreherFrance120
Final 32CAHaley MooreEscondido, CA120
Final 32FLAnnie Dulman Palm Beach Gardens, FL120
Final 32TXKristen GillmanAustin, TX120
Final 32PeruLucia GutierrezPeru120
Final 32AustraliaHannah GreenAustralia120
Final 32MNMcKenzie NeisenNew Prague, MN120
Final 32AustraliaWanasa ZhouAustralia120
Final 32TXVanessa HaAllen, TX120
Final 32MexicoGabriela LopezMexico120
Final 32FLAlice JoClermont, FL120
Final 32TXHailee CooperMontgomery, TX120
Final 32HIMariel GaldianoPearl City, HI120
Final 32PanamaLaura RestrepoPanama120
Final 32CanadaElizabeth TongCanada120
Final 32HIMalia NamKailua, HI120
Final 64CAAngel YinArcadia, CA75
Final 64NVJennifer HahnHenderson, NV75
Final 64FLNelly KordaBradenton, FL75
Final 64TXHaley MillsTyler, TX75
Final 64TNKelly GrasselFranklin, TN75
Final 64CAAliea ClarkCarlsbad, CA75
Final 64NJAlice ChenPrinceton, NJ75
Final 64COHannah WoodCentenial, CO75
Final 64AZKelly SuScottsdale, AZ75
Final 64TXBinny LeeFrisco, TX75
Final 64CABrigitte DunneCamarillo, CA75
Final 64TXDylan KimPlano, TX75
Final 64AustraliaCathleen SantosoAustralia75
Final 64MexicoMaria FassiMexico75
Final 64TXCheyenne KnightAledo, TX75
Final 64AustraliaSoo Jin LeeAustralia75
Final 64OHMolly SkapikMiamisburg, OH75
Final 64GAMariah StackhouseRiverdale, GA75
Final 64CAAndrea LeeHermosa Beach, CA75
Final 64NJTaylor TotlandTinton Falls, NJ75
Final 64MexicoAna Paula ValdesMexico75
Final 64FLSamantha WagnerEaston, FL75
Final 64CanadaMaddie SzerykCanada75
Final 64CAMuni HeRancho Santa Fe, CA75
Final 64FranceCeline BoutierFrance75
Final 64ChinaRong JiChina75
Final 64FranceEmilie AlonsoFrance75
Final 64CAWaverly WhistonSan Diego, CA75
Final 64VAKim MitchellWoodbridge, VA75
Final 64CALauren KimLos Altos, CA75
Final 64MDAneka SeumanutafaFrederick, MD75
Final 64ArgentinaMagdalena SimmermacherArgentina75

More results may be available at www.usga.org

The U.S. Women's Amateur Championship marks the beginning of women's competitive golf in this country. Along with the U.S. Amateur and the U.S. Open, the Women's Amateur was one of the USGA's first three championships.

The first Women's Amateur Championship was arranged on short notice one month after the 1895 Amateur and Open Championships.

The following small item appeared in the social column of a New York newspaper shortly after the completion of play: "Thirteen ladies played 18 holes of golf at the Meadow Brook Club, in Hempstead, recently. Mrs. Charles S. Brown, whose husband plays at the Shinnecock Hills Club, in Southampton, L.I., made the best score and thus won the United States championship for lady golfers."

Very few early golf clubs encouraged women to play. There were exceptions, of course, most notably Shinnecock Hills, whose private property the Women's Amateur title would become for the first four years. When Mrs. Brown elected not to defend in 1896, Shinnecock came up with a replacement in Beatrix Hoyt, who would become its best- known player. Miss Hoyt was the granddaughter of Supreme Court Chief Justice Salmon P. Chase. She won the next three Championships.

Although a stroke-play format was selected for the first championship, the Women's Amateur became a match-play competition in 1896, and has remained so ever since.

The most noteworthy champion is the late Glenna Collett Vare, a lifelong amateur who won the Cox Cup a record six times. In the 1920s and 1930s, Mrs. Vare was the darling of the sports world, much as Bobby Jones was during that era.

Second only to Mrs. Vare is JoAnne Gunderson Carner, who won five Women's Amateur Championships. Combined with her two wins in the U.S. Women's Open and a single win in the U.S. Girls' Junior, Mrs. Carner's record of eight USGA titles is eclipsed only by Jones, who won nine.

Women's Amateur champions seem to have a remarkable facility to repeat. Miss Hoyt, Alexa Stirling, Mrs. Vare, Virginia Van Wie, and Juli Simpson Inkster have all won the Women's Amateur three times consecutively. A noteworthy six champions - Genevieve Hecker, Dorothy Campbell, Margaret Curtis, Betty Jameson, Kay Cockerill, and Kelli Kuehne - have won twice in succession.

The Women's Amateur has long identified some of golf's greatest women players, many of whom have gone on to successful professional careers. Along with the champions listed above, Patty Berg, Babe Didrikson Zaharias, Louise Suggs, Marlene Stewart Streit, Anne Quast Sander, Barbara McIntire, Catherine Lacoste, Carol Semple Thompson, and Beth Daniel have all secured a place in women's golf history.

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