Record-Setting Day At WAPL For Seong

Eun Jeong Seong, of Korea, is all smiles after breaking the 18- and 36-hole scoring records at the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links. (USGA/Steven Gibbons)
By Christina Lance, USGA
July 15, 2014

DUPONT, Wash. – Eun Jeong Seong, 14, of Korea, emerged from the morning fog and delivered a sparkling performance during Tuesday’s morning wave of the 2014 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship, being conducted at The Home Course.

Lowest 18-Hole Scores At WAPL
64: Eun Jeong Seong (2014, The Home Course)
65: Brittany Lang (2004, Golden Horseshoe G.C.)
9 tied with 66s 
Lowest 36-Hole Scores At WAPL
134: Eun Jeong Seong (2014, The Home Course)
135: Ariya Jutanugarn (2010, The Warren G.C. at Notre Dame)
135: Brittany Lang (2004, Golden Horseshoe G.C.)
4 tied at 134
Seong’s 8-under 64 was a blemish-free round of eight birdies. It was also a championship record, breaking the previous mark of 65 held by Brittany Lang at the 2004 championship at Golden Horseshoe Golf Course in Williamsburg, Va. Seong’s two-day total of 10-under 134 breaks the previous record of 135 held by Lang in 2004 and Ariya Jutanugarn at the 2010 championship at The Warren Golf Course at Notre Dame in Indiana.

Seong showed flashes of brilliance during Monday’s first round, playing her first 15 holes at 5 under par and holding a share of the lead. However, she faded down the stretch with three consecutive birdies to close the round in a tie for fourth.

On Tuesday, Seong was able to finish what she started. Having made the turn at 2-under par, she lit on fire for the inward nine, closing with a 6-under 30 to stake her claim on medalist honors.

Seong is playing in just her second USGA championship, having previously missed the cut at the 2013 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship at the Country Club of Charleston (S.C.). She will be competing in match play for the first time in her short career.

Caroline Inglis, a rising senior at the University of Oregon, and incoming University of Arkansas freshman Alana Uriell also added their names to the WAPL record book on Tuesday. Inglis, 20, of Eugene, Ore., and Uriell, 17, of Carlsbad, Calif., both carded 6-under 66s, tied with seven others for the third-lowest 18-hole score in championship history.

Inglis, Uriell and reigning U.S. Girls’ Junior champion Gabriella Then, 18, of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., are tied for second in the clubhouse at 6-under 138. Aram Choi, 22, of Canada, sits one back at 5-under 137.

Kyung Kim, the 2012 champion and a member of the 2014 USA Curtis Cup Team, struggled on Tuesday. She carded four bogeys and one double bogey, finishing at 7-over 151 and is in need of help to advance to the match-play portion of the championship.

Due to heavy morning fog, play was delayed for one hour.

The afternoon wave of 78 players includes first-round leader Cindy Ha, defending WAPL champion Lauren Diaz-Yi and Annie Park, a member of the victorious 2014 USA Curtis Cup Team.

Christina Lance is the assistant manager of championship communications for the USGA. Email her at


Get The Rules of Golf App For Your iPhone Or Android Today
Follow the USGA
Become a Facebook Fan of the USGAFollow us on Twitter @USGA
World Amateur Golf Ranking
WAGR Counting Event
Partner Links
AmEx image
AmEx image
AmEx image
AmEx image

The USGA and Chevron have committed to using the game of golf to encourage students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines. This commitment has led to the creation of extensive golf-focused STEM teaching tools, and has resulted in charitable contributions to support golf-related programs through Eagles for Education™

At U.S. Open Championships the Chevron STEM ZONE™ is an interactive experience highlighting the science and math behind the game of golf through a variety of hands-on exhibits and experiments.

The partnership has also produced educational materials such as the Science of Golf video series and a nationally-distributed newspaper insert which are provided to teachers as tools to enhance existing curriculum in schools. These lessons teach the science behind the USGA’s equipment testing, handicapping, and agronomy efforts.

For more interactive experiences featuring golf-focused STEM lessons, visit the partnership homepage.

Chevron image

Rolex has been a longtime supporter of the USGA and salutes the sportsmanship and great traditions unique to the game. This support includes the Rules of Golf where Rolex has partnered with the USGA to ensure golfers understand and appreciate the game.

As the official timekeeper of the USGA and its championships, they also provide clocks throughout host sites for spectator convenience.

For more information on Rolex and their celebration of the game, visit the Rolex and Golf homepage.

Rolex image

IBM has partnered with the USGA to bring the same technology, expertise, and innovation it provides to businesses all over the world to the USGA and golf's national championship.

IBM provides the information technology to develop and host the U.S. Open’s official website,, as well as the mobile apps and scoring systems for the three U.S. Open championships. These real-time technology solutions provide an enhanced experience for fans following the championship onsite and online.

For more information on IBM and the technology that powers the U.S. Open and businesses worldwide, visit

AmEx image

Lexus is committed to partnering with the USGA to deliver a best-in-class experience for the world’s best golfers by providing a fleet of courtesy luxury vehicles for all USGA Championships.

At each U.S. Open, Women’s Open and Senior Open, Lexus provides spectators with access to unique experiences ranging from the opportunity to have a picture taken with both the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open trophies to autograph signings with legendary Lexus Golf Ambassadors in the Lexus Performance Drive Pavilion.

For more information on Lexus, visit

AmEx image
American Express

Together, American Express and the USGA have been providing world-class service to golf fans since 2006. By creating interactive U.S. Open experiences both onsite and online, American Express enhances the USGA’s effort to make the game more accessible and enjoyable for fans.

For more information on American Express visit

AmEx image