U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur History

U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur: Results | Records

The U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship originated in 1987 as a result of a need to provide a national competitive arena for amateurs age 25 and older. By 1987, it had become increasingly difficult for female amateur golfers beyond college to compete equitably with their collegiate counterparts, for whom golf was nearly a full-time vocation.

The inaugural Women's Mid-Amateur attracted 320 entries, only 22 fewer than the number that had entered the 1987 Women’s Amateur a few weeks earlier.

Ellen Port and Meghan (Bolger) Stasi each have claimed the U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur title four times, while Sarah LeBrun Ingram owns three championships. In 2013, Julia Potter became the first female left-handed champion in USGA history, and Lauren Greenlief surpassed Ingram as the youngest champion in 2015, winning the title 25 days after becoming eligible.

In 2017, the USGA announced that the U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur champion would receive an exemption into the following year's U.S. Women's Open Championship. Kelsey Chugg became the first to achieve the feat with her triumph at Champions Golf Club in Houston.

U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur Champions (1987-Present)

1987: Cindy Scholefield d. Pat Cornett-Iker, 6 and 5; Southern Hills C.C., Tulsa, Okla.; Medalist — 157, Anne Quast Sander; Entries: 320

1988: Martha Lang d. Mary Hanyak, 4 and 3; Amelia Island (Fla.) Plantation; Medalist — 148, Anne Quast Sander; Entries: 346

1989: Robin Weiss d. Page Marsh Lea, 22 holes; The Hills of Lakeway G.C., Lakeway, Texas; Medalist — 150, Carol Semple Thompson; Entries: 289

1990: Carol Semple Thompson d. Page Marsh Lea, 3 and 1; Allegheny C.C., Sewickley, Pa.; Medalists —149, Sally Krueger, Carol Semple Thompson; Entries: 354

1991: Sarah LeBrun Ingram d. Martha Lang, 6 and 5; Desert Highlands G.C., Scottsdale, Ariz.; Medalist — 143, Andrea Dornin; Entries: 394

1992: Marion Maney-McInerney d. Carol Semple Thompson, 19 holes; Old Marsh G.C., Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; Medalist — 142, Robin Weiss; Entries: 452

1993: Sarah LeBrun Ingram d. Mary Burkhardt, 2 and 1; Rochester (Minn.) G. & C.C.; Medalist — •141, Carol Semple Thompson; Entries: 461

1994: Sarah LeBrun Ingram d. Marla Jemsek, 2 and 1; Tacoma (Wash.) C. & G.C.; Medalist — 144, Robin Weiss; Entries: 356

1995: Ellen Port d. Brenda Corrie Kuehn, 3 and 1; Essex County Club, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Mass.; Medalist — 146, Brenda Corrie Kuehn; Entries: 397

1996: Ellen Port d. Kerry Postillion, 2 and 1; Mission Hills C.C. (Dinah Shore Course), Rancho Mirage, Calif.; Medalist — 145, Brenda Corrie Kuehn; Entries: 515

1997: Carol Semple Thompson d. Leslie Shannon, 2 and 1; Atlantic City C.C., Northfield, N.J.; Medalist — 143, Kerry Postillion; Entries: 450

1998: Virginia Derby Grimes d. Robin Weiss, 4 and 3; Champions G.C. (Cypress Creek Course), Houston, Texas; Medalist — 142, Mary Ann Lapointe; Entries: 469

1999: Alissa Herron d. Leland Beckel, 1 up; Cherokee Town & C.C., Atlanta, Ga.; Medalist — 146, Pat Milton; Entries: 515

2000: Ellen Port d. Anna Schultz, 3 and 2; Big Canyon C.C., Newport Beach, Calif.; Medalist — 147, Ellen Port; Entries: §533

2001: Laura Shanahan d. Mina Hardin, 4 and 3; Fox Run G.C., Eureka, Mo.; Medalist — 147, Ellen Port; Entries: 517

2002: Kathy Hartwiger d. Ellen Port, 2 up; Eugene (Ore.) C.C.; Medalists — 150, Taffy Brower, Ellen Port, LaraTennant; Entries: 488

2003: Amber Marsh d. Shannon Ogg, 3 and 2; Long Cove Club, Hilton Head, S.C.; Medalist — 142, Robin Burke; Entries: 532

2004: Corey Weworski d. Virginia Derby Grimes, 5 and 4; Holston Hills C.C., Knoxville, Tenn.; Medalist — 146, Tobi Probst; Entries: 425

2005: Mary Ann Lapointe d. Kerry Postillion, 1 up; Shadow Hawk G.C., Richmond, Texas; Medalist — 142, Kerry Postillion; Entries: 418

2006: Meghan Bolger d. Thuhashini Selvaratnam, 5 and 4; Old Waverly G.C., West Point, Miss.; Medalist — 142, Dawn Woodard; Entries: 455

2007: Meghan Bolger d. Kerry Postillion, 1 up; Desert Forest G.C., Carefree, Ariz.; Medalist — 144, Dawn Woodard; Entries: 483

2008: Joan Higgins d. Lynn Simmons, 1 up; Barton Hills C.C., Ann Arbor, Mich., Medalist — 142, Wendi Patterson-Golden; Entries: 410

2009: Martha Leach d. Laura Coble, 3 and 2; Golden Hills G. & T.C., Ocala, Fla.; Medalists — 146, Meghan Stasi, Mina Hardin, Jennifer Lucas, Laura Ladden; Entries: 411

2010: Meghan (Bolger) Stasi d. Carol Robertson, 2 up; Wichita (Kan.) C.C.; Medalist – 146, Ellen Port; Entries: 364

2011: Ellen Port d. Martha Leach, 2 and 1; Bayville Golf Club, Virginia Beach, Va.; Medalist – 146, Brenda Pictor; Entries: 390

2012: Meghan (Bolger) Stasi d. Liz Waynick, 6 and 5; Briggs Ranch Golf Club, San Antonio, Texas; Medalist – 142, Dawn Woodard; Entries: 405

2013: Julia Potter d. Margaret Shirley, 19 holes; Biltmore Forest Country Club, Asheville, N.C.; Medalist – 143, Julia Potter; Entries: 420

2014: Margaret Shirley d. Julia Potter, 5 and 3; Harbour Trees Golf Club, Noblesville, Ind.; Medalist – 142, Margaret Shirley; Entries: 349

2015: Lauren Greenlief d. Margaret Shirley, 2 and 1; Squire Creek Country Club; Choudrant, La.; Medalist – 144, Casey Ward; Entries: 327

2016: Julia Potter d. Shannon Johnson, 2 and 1; The Kahkwa Club, Erie, Pa.; Medalists – 145, Shannon Johnson, Julia Potter; Entries: 307

2017: Kelsey Chugg d. Mary Jane Hiestand, 3 and 1; Champions Golf Club (Cypress Creek Course), Houston, Texas; Medalists – 142, Katie Miller, Lauren Greenlief, Marissa Mar; Entries: 427   

Record Qualifying Score (1993)

§ Record Entry (2000)

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