2023 U.S. Women's Open Qualifying roundup
A record 2,107 entries were accepted by the USGA for the 78th U.S. Women’s Open Championship that will be contested at Pebble Beach (Calif.) Golf Links July 6-9. It is the first time the iconic seaside layout is hosting the most prestigious championship in women’s golf. Pebble Beach has been the site of six previous U.S. Opens won by the likes of Jack Nicklaus (1972), Tom Watson (1982) and Tiger Woods (2000).

Entries surpassed the 2,000 mark for the first time; the previous record of 1,874 was established last year at Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club, in Southern Pines, N.C. A total of 1,873 entries were filed for the 2015 championship at Lancaster (Pa.) Country Club. The USGA accepted entries for the 2023 U.S. Women’s Open from golfers in 47 U.S. states and 62 foreign countries.

Between May 9 and June 7, more than 2,000 hopefuls will look to gain a spot in the 156-player field via 36-hole qualifying at 26 sites: 23 in the United States and one each in Belgium, Canada and Japan.

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Full results appear below; highlights from qualifying include:

Shannopin Country Club; Pittsburgh, Pa.
Angela Zhang, a 14-year-old from Bellevue, Wash., traveled cross country to Pittsburgh and came away with one of the two qualifying spots at Shannopin Country Club after draining a 25-foot downhill putt for birdie on the second playoff hole. The U.S. Women's Open will be Zhang's first professional event. Zhang won both the Washington State Women’s Amateur and Junior titles last year at age 13 and reached the semifinals of this year's U.S. Women's Amateur Four-Ball Championship with partner Alice Zhou.

Druid Hills Golf Club; Atlanta, Ga.
Alabama teammates Sarah Edwards and Benedetta Moresco claimed the two spots at Druid Hills to earn an invite to Pebble Beach. Edwards, who posted a team-best 73.03 stroke average with two top-10 finishes as senior for the Crimson Tide, won the qualifier at 7-under par 137 (69-68) while Moresco survived a 2-for-1 playoff with Agathe Laisne of France for the final qualifying spot after finishing second at 6-under 138 (69-69).

The Vancouver Golf Club; Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada
Texas commit Lauren Kim shot a combined 5-under with rounds of 70 and 69 to earn a trip to Pebble Beach. The 17-year-old finished two back of Gabby Ruffels, the 2019 U.S. Women’s Amateur champion who finished tied for 13th in the 2020 U.S. Women’s Open as an amateur. Kim will be making her second U.S. Women's Open appearance after missing the cut last year at Pine Needles.

Valencia (Calif.) Country Club
A pair of 1-under rounds of 71 lifted 2022 ANWA champion Anna Davis to medalist honors over UCLA's Zoe Campos at Valencia CC. Davis, the 2022 ANWA champion, missed the cut in her first U.S. Women's Open start last year at Pine Needles but is no stranger to the big stage, having played in three majors and four additional LPGA Tour events following her breakthrough win at Augusta National. Campos will make her first U.S. Women's Open start after shooting even-par 144 to finish two back of Davis. Campos placed in the top five of the inaugural Augusta National Women's Amateur in 2019 and dvanced to match play in the 2023 U.S. Women's Amateur at Chambers Bay and 2021 U.S. Girls' Junior in Maryland.

Bellerive C.C., St. Louis, Mo.
Sophie Linder, a senior at Gordonsville (Tenn.) High School who is headed to Ole Miss, grabbed the second qualifying spot at Bellerive. After shooting 1-under 71 in the morning, Linder ended her second round with a 75 to hold off amateurs Joy Chou (Ames, Iowa), Chloe Johnson (Evansville, Ind.) and Lauren Clark (Orlando, Fla.).

Marin Country Club; Novato, Calif.
Tinghsuan Huang, the 2022 Women's Amateur Asia-Pacific champion who is headed to UCLA in the fall, carded rounds of 71 and 66 to finish at 7-under 137 and then survived a playoff with fellow amateur Kaili Xiao to advance to Pebble Beach out of Marin Country Club in Novato, Calif.

Indian Creek G.C. (Creek Course), Carrollton, Texas
Fresh off a fourth-place finish at the NCAA Women's Golf Championships, Oklahoma State junior Maddison Hinson-Tolchard fired a pair of 68s to earn medalist honors at Indian Creek G.C. (Creek Course) in Carrollton, Texas. Farah O'Keefe, who will play her collegiate golf at Texas starting in the fall, grabbed the second qualifying spot with a 5-under 139 (69-70).

2023 U.S. Women's Open Championship Qualifying Results

ABOUT THE U.S. Women's Open Qualifying

36 hole stroke play qualifying held at sites across the United States with a handful of international sites. Handicap limit of 2.4 for amateurs.

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