Meet the amateurs teeing it up in the 2024 U.S. Women's Open
26 May 2024
by Justin Golba of AmateurGolf.com

see also: U.S. Women's Open Championship, Lancaster Country Club, Ingrid Lindblad Rankings

The U.S. Women's Open is back this week and will take place from May 30 to June 2 at Lancaster Country Club in Lancaster, Pa. Returning to Lancaster Country Club for the second time since hosting it in 2015.

The first Women’s Open was the only one conducted at match play. In 1946, Patty Berg won the 36-hole qualifying medal with rounds of 72-73-145, then won the championship by defeating Betty Jameson, 5 and 4, in the 36-hole final.

Ingrid Lindblad of LSU, the No. 1 ranked golfer in the Golfweek/AmateurGolf.com Women's Rankings, headlines the field. 

Here are the 23 amateurs in the field this week:

Samantha Brown – Brown, a Purdue commit, earned medalist honors and finished T2 last summer at the 2023 Indiana Women’s Open. She was the first alternate for the U.S. Girls Junior and finished T3 at the Pete and Alice Dye Junior Invitational.

Adela Cernousek – The Texas A&M standout put together a phenomenal finish to the 2024 season, winning the NCAA Division I women’s championships, finishing T3 at the NCAA Women’s South Regional, and T6 at the SEC Women’s Championships. 

She also finished T8 at the 2023 European Ladies Amateur and in solo second place at the 2023 Stephens Cup. 

Kimberly Dinh – Dinh earned an exemption into the 2024 U.S. Women’s Open after winning the 2023 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur. She also made the quarterfinals of the 2022 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur and the Final 16 of the 2021 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur.

Aine Donegan – Donegan made headlines last year, shooting a 3-under 69 first round at the 2023 U.S. Women’s Open and only sitting one shot off the lead. Donegan recorded five top-15 finishes in 2023 and finished third at the SEC Championships. She finished All-Big Ten Second Team in 2022 at Indiana and All-SEC Second Team in 2023 at LSU.

Maisie Filler – The Florida standout rattled off three straight wins in the collegiate season, winning the Tar Heel Invitational, the Ally at Old Waverly, and the Moon Golf Invitational. She also finished T8 at the 2024 Augusta National Women’s Amateur and in solo tenth place at the NCAA Women’s Central Regional. 

Megha Ganne – After coming off a team win at the NCAA championships, Ganne will look to ride that momentum into Lancaster. She won the 2023 Women’s Carmel Cup and made the match play portion of the 2023 U.S. Women’s Amateur.

Chiara Horder – Horder has shown past success at the Ladies British Amateur, making the final 64 in 2020, the final 32 in 2022, and winning the championship in 2023. She most recently finished in solo eighth place at the Blessings Women’s Intercollegiate. 

Huai-Chien Hsu – The Texas golfer won the 2023 Women’s World Amateur individual portion and made the final 32 of the 2023 Women’s Western Amateur. 

Sabrina Iqbal – Iqbal recently wrapped up her collegiate career at Colorado after finishing T24 at the NCAA Women’s West Regional. She made the semifinals at the 2023 North & South Women’s Amateur.

Katie Li – The Duke standout from New Jersey led the Blue Devils to the second-lowest score in team history en route to winning the Florida State Match Up. She made the match play portion of the 2023 U.S. Women’s Amateur. She also made the round of 32 in the 2023 U.S. Girls Junior and North & South Women’s Amateur. She finished T6 at the Sea Island Women’s Amateur. 

Ingrid Lindblad – Lindblad is the 2024 Annika Award winner and is the No. 1 ranked golfer in the Golfweek/AmateurGolf.com Women’s Rankings. Lindblad has racked up an incredible 15 career collegiate wins for LSU and most recently won the NCAA Women’s South Regional. She finished in solo third place at the 2024 Augusta National Women’s Amateur. 

Keeley Marx – The young Australian earned medalist honors in qualifying and finished T25 at the 2023 Women’s Asia-Pacific Amateur. She finished T13 at the 2024 NCAA Women’s South Regional. 

Catherine Park – Park won the individual title at the final Pac-12 Women’s Championship. She also tied for the win at the 2024 Silverado Showdown and won the 2023 Condoleezza Rice Intercollegiate. She finished T2 at the 2023 NCAA championships.

Kiara Romero—The 2023 U.S. Girls Junior champion and Oregon freshman just wrapped up a postseason of three top-10 finishes. She earned an exemption to Lancaster after winning the Girls Junior. 

Megan Schofill – The Auburn standout defeated Latanna Stone to win the 2023 U.S. Women’s Amateur, earning a spot in the 2024 U.S. Women’s Open. Schofill recently finished T2 at the NCAA Women’s Southeast Regional. 

Elina Sinz – Sinz won the 2023 Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic and qualified for a spot at Lancaster through local qualifying. She made the match play portion of the 2019 U.S. Women’s Amateur.

Pimpisa Sisutham – The UCF standout racked up seven top-10s this season, including a co-medalist finish at the 2024 Florida Gators Women’s Invitational, which she also won in 2023.

Caroline Smith – Smith finished T4 at the Big Ten Women’s Championships and solo eleventh place at the NCAA Women’s Central Regional. She also made the quarterfinals of the 2022 Women’s Western Amateur.

Latanna Stone – Stone, who played in the U.S. Women’s Amateur at just ten years old in 2012, finished runner-up in the 2023 U.S. Women’s Amateur, earning her a spot in the field for the 2024 U.S. Women’s Open. 

Asterisk Talley – Talley bolsters one of the top resumes in junior golf, recently winning the prestigious Junior Invitational at Sage Valley and, two weeks ago, winning the 2024 U.S. Women’s Four-Ball. She also made the final 16 in the U.S. Girls Junior and the final 32 of the 2023 U.S. Girls Junior. 

Lottie Woad – Woad has compiled a stellar season, winning the 2024 Augusta National Women’s Amateur with two birdies on the final three holes. She recorded eight top-10 finishes this season and was the runner-up at the NCAA women’s championships. 

Amelie Zalsman—Zalsman made the final 64 at the 2023 U.S. Girls Junior and T4 at the 2023 Dixie Women’s Amateur. She earned medalist honors at the local qualifying. 

ABOUT THE U.S. Women's Open

The U.S. Women's Open is the biggest tournament in women's golf and one of 14 national championships conducted by the USGA. The event is open to any female who has a USGA Handicap Index not exceeding 4.4.

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