2016 U.S. Women's Amateur Fast Facts

Championship Venue

Rolling Green Golf Club, Springfield, Pa.

Opened

1926

Designer

William Flynn

Entries Open

Week of April 4

Entries Close

June 15

Dates of Championship

Aug. 1-7

Field Size

156

Eligibility

Any female amateur whose Handicap Index does not exceed 5.4

2015 Championship

Hannah O’Sullivan def. Sierra Brooks, 3 and 2; Portland (Ore.) Golf Club

Quotable

“I can’t really describe how good it feels. I just feel so blessed.” – Hannah O’Sullivan

Notable Past Events at Rolling Green

1976 U.S. Women’s Open (JoAnne Gunderson Carner)
1990 Pennsylvania State Open (Jay Sigel)
2012 Pennsylvania State Amateur (Andrew Mason)

U.S. Women’s Amateurs in Pennsylvania (12)

1899 (Philadelphia C.C./Philadelphia) Ruth Underhill
1904 (Merion Cricket Club/Haverford) Georgianna Bishop
1909 (Merion Cricket Club/Haverford) Dorothy Campbell
1926 (Merion Cricket Club/Ardmore) Helen Stetson
1934 (Whitemarsh Valley C.C./Chestnut Hill) Virginia Van Wie
1949 (Merion Golf Club/Ardmore) Dorothy Porter
1954 (Allegheny C.C./Sewickley) Barbara Romack
1966 (Sewickley Heights G.C./Sewickley) JoAnne Gunderson Carner
1978 (Sunnybrook G.C./Plymouth Meeting) Cathy Sherk
1985 (Fox Chapel G.C./Pittsburgh) Michiko Hattori
2003 (Philadelphia C.C./Gladwyne) Virada Nirapathpongporn
2004 (The Kahkwa Club/Erie) Jane Park

Notable U.S. Women’s Amateur Champions

Alexa Stirling (1916, 1918-19); Glenna Collett Vare (1922, 1925, 1928-30, 1935); Virginia Van Wie (1932-34); Patty Berg (1938); Babe Didrikson Zaharias (1946); Louise Suggs (1947); JoAnne Gunderson Carner (1957, 1960, 1956, 1962, 1966, 1968); Anne Sander (1958, 1961, 1963); Catherine Lacoste (1969); Laura Baugh (1971); Carol Semple Thompson (1973); Beth Daniel (1975, 1977); Juli Inkster (1980-82); Kay Cockerill (1986-87); Kellie Kuehne (1995-96); Grace Park (1998); Morgan Pressel (2005); Danielle Kang (2010-11); Lydia Ko (2012) 

Notable U.S. Women’s Amateur Runners-Up

Alexa Stirling (1921, 1923, 1925); Virginia Van Wie (1928, 1930); Glenna Collett Vare (1931-32); Patty Berg (1935, 1937); Mickey Wright (1954); Anne Sander (1965, 1968, 1973); Carol Semple Thompson (1974); Patty Sheehan (1979); Brandie Burton (1989); Annika Sorenstam (1992); Jenny Chuasiriporn (1998); Azahara Munoz (2008); Jessica Korda (2010); Brooke Mackenzie Henderson (2014)

Schedule of Play

Aug.  1 (First Round, 18 holes, stroke play)
Aug. 2 (Second Round, 18 holes, stroke play)
Aug. 3 (Round of 64, match play)
Aug. 4 (Round of 32/Round of 16, match play)
Aug. 5 (Quarterfinal matches)
Aug. 6 (Semifinal matches)
Aug. 7 (Championship Match, 36 holes)

Television Coverage

Aug. 3 (Round of 64/Fox Sports 1/TBD)
Aug. 4 (Round of 16/Fox Sports 1/TBD)
Aug. 5 (Quarterfinals/Fox Sports 1/TBD)
Aug. 6 (Semifinals/Fox Sports 1/TBD)
Aug. 7 (Championship Match/Fox Sports 1/TBD)

Future Sites

2017 (San Diego Country Club, Chula Vista, Calif./Aug. 7-13)
2018 (The Golf Club of Tennessee/Kingston Springs, Tenn./Aug. 6-12)

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