U.S. WOMEN'S OPEN
Women's Open Records June 22, 2010 By USGA

Age
Oldest Champion (years/months/days)
43/0/6 — Babe Zaharias (1954)
42/0/14 — Juli Inkster (2002)
41/2/20 — Meg Mallon (2004)

Youngest Champion
19/11/17 — Inbee Park (2008)
20/9/8 — Se Ri Pak (1998)
22/0/5 — Catherine Lacoste (1967)

Youngest Competitor
10/7/21 — Beverly Klass (1967)
12/6 — Marlene Hagge (1946)

Youngest Qualifier
12/4/18 — Alexis Thompson (2007)
12/11 — Morgan Pressel (2001)

Youngest to Make Cut
13/4/13 — Marlene Hagge (1947)

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
2 — Barbara McIntire, Northland C.C., Duluth, Minn., 1956 (lost in playoff)
2 — 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

Lowest 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

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 Maxwell Berning (1968, 1972, 1973)
3 — Hollis Stacy (1977, 1978, 1984)
3 — Annika Sorenstam (1995, 1996, 2006)

Consecutive Victories
2 — Mickey Wright (1958, 1959)
2 — Donna Caponi (1969, 1970)
2 — Susie Maxwell Berning (1972, 1973)
2 — Hollis Stacy (1977, 1978)
2 — Betsy King (1989, 1990)
2 — Annika Sorenstam (1995, 1996)
2 — Karrie Webb (2000, 2001)

Consecutive Top-5 Finishes
5 — Mickey Wright
5 — JoAnne Gunderson Carner
4 — Kathy Whitworth
4 — Ruth Jessen
3 — Louise Suggs (twice)
3 — Patty Berg

Consecutive Top-10 Finishes
11 — Louise Suggs
5 — Patty Berg
5 — Mickey Wright
5 — JoAnne Gunderson Carner
5 — Marlene Hagge
5 — Betsy Rawls
4 — Kathy Whitworth
4 — Betsy King

Most Top-5 Finishes
14 — Louise Suggs
10 — Mickey Wright
9 — JoAnne Gunderson Carner

Most Top-10 Finishes
19 — Louise Suggs
14 — Kathy Whitworth
13 — Patty Berg
13 — Mickey Wright

Foreign-Born Champions (12)
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
Inbee Park, Korea, 2008
Eun-Hee Ji, Korea, 2009

Winners of Women’s Amateur and Women’s Open (7)
Patty Berg (1938 Amateur; 1946 Open)
Betty Jameson (1939, 1940 Amateur; 1947 Open)
Babe Didrikson Zaharias (1946 Amateur; 1948, 1950, 1954 Open)
Louise Suggs (1947 Amateur; 1949, 1952 Open)
Catherine Lacoste (1969 Amateur; 1967 Open)
JoAnne Gunderson Carner (1957, 1960, 1962, 1966, 1968 Amateur; 1971, 1976 Open)
Juli Inkster (1980, 1981, 1982 Amateur; 1999, 2002 Open)

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

Players to Make the Women’s Open Their First Professional Victory (15)
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) Guadagnino
1986 — Jane Geddes
1987 — Laura Davies
1988 — Liselotte Neumann
1995 — Annika Sorenstam
2003 — Hilary Lunke
2005 — Birdie Kim
2008 — Inbee Park

Longest Span Between Victories
13 years — Meg Mallon (1991, 2004)

Course
Longest Course

6,789 yards — Interlachen C.C., Edina, Minn., 2008

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)

Entries
Largest
1,278 (2009)

Smallest
37 (1953)

Scoring
Lowest Score, 9 Holes

30 — Pamela Wright, second nine, second round, Indianwood G. & C.C., Lake Orion, Mich., 1994
30 — Juli Inkster, second nine, second round, Pumpkin Ridge G.C. (Witch Hollow Course), North Plains, Ore., 1997
30 — Raquel Carriedo, first nine, fourth round, Prairie Dunes C.C., Hutchinson, Kan., 2002
30 — a-Brittany Lincicome, second nine, first round, Orchards G.C., South Hadley, Mass., 2004

Lowest Score, Any 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, Country Club 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, fourth round, Orchards G.C., South Hadley, Mass., 2004

Lowest Score, First Round
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

Lowest Score, Second Round
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 Score, Third Round
65 — Judy Clark, Baltusrol G.C. (Upper Course), Springfield, N.J., 1985
65 — Karrie Webb, Pumpkin Ridge G.C. (Witch Hollow Course), North Plains, Ore., 1997

Lowest Score, Fourth Round
65 — Sally Little, Country Club 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, First 36 Holes
132 — Helen Alfredsson (63-69), Indianwood G. & C.C., Lake Orion, Mich., 1994

Lowest Score, First 54 Holes
201 — Juli Inkster (65-69-67), Old Waverly G.C., West Point, Miss., 1999
203 — Alison Nicholas (70-66-67), Pumpkin Ridge G.C. (Witch Hollow Course), North Plains, Ore., 1997
204 — Karrie Webb (70-65-69), Pine Needles L. & G.C., Southern Pines, N.C., 2001

Lowest Score, 72 Holes
272 — Annika Sorenstam (70-67-69-66), Pine Needles L. & G.C., Southern Pines, N.C., 1996
272 — Juli Inkster (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

Most Strokes 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), North Plains, Ore., 1997
10 — Meg Mallon, Orchards G.C., South Hadley, Mass., 2004

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
12 — Lorie Kane (fourth round), Old Waverly G.C., West Point, Miss, 1999

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., Greens¬boro, 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, Country Club of 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. (Bala Course), Landover, Md., 1949
12 — Babe Didrikson Zaharias (291), Salem C.C., Peabody, Mass., 1954

Largest 18-Hole Lead
3 — Louise Suggs, Prince Georges G. & C.C. (Bala Course), Landover, Md., 1949
3 — Patty Berg, Country Club of Rochester (N.Y.), 1953
3 — Ruth Jessen, Dunes G. & B.C., 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 36-Hole Lead
9 — Patty Sheehan, Atlanta Athletic Club, Duluth. Ga., 1990
8 — Patty Berg, Country Club of Rochester (N.Y.), 1953
8 — Fay Crocker, Wichita (Kan.) C.C., 1955

Largest 54-Hole Lead
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, Baltimore (Md.) C.C. (Five Farms, East Course), 1988
67 — Juli Inkster, Prairie Dunes C.C., Hutchinson, Kan., 2002

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 C.C., Hutchinson, Kan., 2002
67 — Meg Mallon, Colonial C.C., Fort Worth, Texas, 1991

Worst Start by Champion
79 — Susie Maxwell Berning, Country Club of Rochester (N.Y.), 1973
78 — Murle Lindstrom, Dunes G. & B.C., 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

Lowest Score by Non-Winner, 72 Holes
275 (9 under) — Nancy Lopez, Pumpkin Ridge G.C. (Witch Hollow Course), North Plains, Ore., 1997

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 Did Not 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
91 — Interlachen C.C., Edina, Minn., 2008
89 — Crooked Stick G.C., Carmel, Ind., 1993

Most Sub-Par Scores, 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

Lowest Cut
144 (Even) — Old Waverly G.C., West Point, Miss., 1999
145 (3 over) — Crooked Stick G.C., Carmel, Ind., 1993

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

Best Comeback by Winner, Final Round
5 strokes — Murle Lindstrom (78-74-76-73), Dunes G. & B.C., 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)

Miscellaneous
Most Consecutive Starts

31 — Hollis Stacy, 1970-2000
29 — Kathy Whitworth, 1959-1987
29 — Marilynn Smith, 1948-1976
29 — Betsy King, 1976-2004

Most Appearances
33 — Marlene Hagge
32 — a-Carol Semple Thompson
31 — Kathy Whitworth
31 — Hollis Stacy

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
74 — Interlachen C.C., Edina, Minn., 2008

Most Sub-Par Rounds in a Career
24 — Beth Daniel
24 — Betsy King
21 — Meg Mallon
21 — Pat Bradley
21 — Patty Sheehan

Most Rounds in the 60s
14 — Beth Daniel
13 — Patty Sheehan
12 — Juli Inkster
12 — Meg Mallon
12 — Se Ri Pak
12 — Kelly Robbins

Longest Par-3 Holes
227 yards — 8th, Interlachen C.C., Edina, Minn., 2008
205 yards — 13th, Pine Needles L. & G.C., Southern Pines, N.C., 2007
211 yards — 13th, Newport (R.I.) C.C., 2006
211 yards — 5th, Pine Needles L. & G.C., Southern Pines, N.C., 2007

Longest Par-4 Holes
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

Longest Par-5 Holes
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

Most Holes-in-One
3 — 1998, Blackwolf Run G.C., Kohler, Wis.

Holes-in-One (20)
a-Martha Cowden, 4th hole, Druid Hills G.C., Atlanta, Ga., 1951
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
Patricia Meunier-Lebouc, 12th hole, Interlachen C.C., Edina, Minn., 2008

Most Eagles at One Championship
36 — 2004, Orchards G.C., South Hadley, Mass.
30 — 1993, Crooked Stick G.C., Carmel, Ind.

Most Eagles, One Hole, at One 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.