U.S. WOMEN'S AMATEUR
2017 U.S. Women's Amateur Fast Facts November 3, 2016

Shortly after her near miss in the 2005 U.S. Women's Open, Morgan Pressel rebounded to win the U.S. Women's Amateur later that summer. (USGA/Steven Gibbons)
   
Championship Venue San Diego Country Club, Chula Vista, Calif.
Opened 1921
Architect William Watson (revisions by Billy Bell)
Entries Opened April 5
Entries Closed June 21
Entries Accepted 1,327
Yardage/Par 6,423/72
Course and Slope Rating 77.8/142
Dates of Championshp Aug. 7-13
Field 156 players
Eligibility Open to any female amateur whose Handicap Index does not exceed 5.4.
Exempt players Virginia Elena Carta (2016 U.S. Women's Amateur runner-up; Top 25 in Women's World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Jennifer Chang (2017 U.S. Girls' Junior runner-up)
Julia Engstrom (2016 Ladies British Open Amateur champion; Top 25 in Women's World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Isabella Fierro (2017 Mexican Amateur champion)
Mariel Galdiano (Member of 2016 USA Curtis Cup Team; Member of 2016 USA Women's World Amateur Team; Top 25 in Women's World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Kristen Gillman (2014 U.S. Women's Amateur champion; Member of 2014 Women's World Amateur Team; Top 25 in Women's World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Lauren Greenlief (2015 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur champion)
Rachel Heck (Completed 72 holes at 2017 U.S. Women's Open)
Alice Hewson (Member of 2016 Great Britain & Ireland Curtis Cup Team)
Shannon Johnson (2016 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur runner-up)
Hannah Kim (Top 25 in Women's World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Cheyenne Knight (Top 25 in Women's World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Naomi Eun Young Ko (Top 8 finisher in 2016 Women's World Amateur Team Championship)
Jennifer Kupcho (Completed 72 holes at 2017 U.S. Women's Open; 2017 Canadian Women's Amateur champion; Top 25 in Women's World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Andrea Lee (2016 U.S. Women's Amateur quarterfinalist; Member of 2016 USA Curtis Cup Team; Member of 2016 USA World Amateur Team; Top 25 in Women's World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Mika Liu (Member of 2016 USA Curtis Cup Team)
Wenbo Liu (Top 25 in Women's World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Kim Metraux (Top 8 finisher in 2016 Women's World Amateur Team Championship)
Haley Moore (Top 25 in Women's World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Hannah O'Sullivan (2015 U.S. Women's Amateur champion; 72 Holes in 2016 U.S. Women's Open; Member of 2016 USA Curtis Cup Team; Top 25 in Women's World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Yuka Saso (2016 U.S. Women's Amateur semifinalist)
Brooke Seay (Completed 72 holes at 2017 U.S. Women's Open)
Erica Shepherd (2017 U.S. Girls' Junior champion)
Lauren Stephenson (Top 25 in Women's World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Bailey Tardy (Member of 2016 USA Curtis Cup Team; Top 25 in Women's World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Puk Lyng Thomsen (Top 8 finisher in 2016 Women's World Amateur Team Championship; Top 25 in Women's World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Maria Torres (2016 U.S. Women's Amateur quarterfinalist; Top 25 in Women's Amateur Golf Ranking)
Albane Valenzuela (72 Holes in 2016 U.S. Women's Open; Top 25 in Women's World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Lilia Kha-Tu Vu (Top 25 in Women's World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Bethany Wu (2015 U.S. Women's Amateur semifinalist; Member of 2016 USA Curtis Cup Team; Top 25 in Women's World Amateur Golf Ranking)
2016 Championship Eun Jeong Seong, 16, of the Republic of Korea, holed a 40-foot birdie putt on the 36th hole to hold off Italy's Virginia Elena Carta, 1 up, at Rolling Green Golf Club in Springfield, Pa, to become the first player to win the U.S. Women's Amateur and U.S. Girls' Junior titles in the same year. Two weeks earlier, Seong successfully defended her U.S. Girls' Junior title. Seong, who lost the 2014 U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links championship match, also became the youngest player in USGA history to reach four finals. 
Quotable “I can't believe today. But today is different feeling because I made history. That's why I feel so amazing.” -- Eun Jeong Seong
Notable Events at San Diego Country Club 1952 PGA Tour San Diego Open (Ted Kroll)
1953 PGA Tour San Diego Open (Tommy Bolt)
1964 U.S. Women's Open (Mickey Wright)
1993 U.S. Women's Amateur (Jill McGill)
2002 Pacific Coast Amateur (Brock Mackenzie)
2007 Pacific Coast Amateur (Mike Knight)
1936 SCGA Amateur (Roger Kelly)
2013 SCGA Amateur (Beau Hossler)
San Diego C.C. Fast Fact Four-time U.S. Women's Open champion Mickey Wright and two-time U.S. Open champion Billy Casper were both members.
U.S. Women's Amateurs Held in California (8) 1930: Los Angeles Country Club, Los Angeles (Glenna Collett)
1940: Del Monte Golf & Country Club, Pebble Beach (Betty Jameson)
1948: Del Monte Golf & Country Club, Pebble Beach (Grace S. Lenczyk)
1957: Del Paso Country Club, Sacramento (JoAnne Gunderson)
1967: Annandale Country Club, Pasadena (Mary Lou Dill)
1976: Del Paso Country Club, Sacramento (Donna Horton)
1986: Pasatiempo Golf Club, Santa Cruz (Kay Cockerill)
1993: San Diego Country Club, Chula Vista (Jill McGill)
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); Kelli 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 Henderson (2014)
Schedule of Play Monday, Aug. 7 (Stroke Play, Round 1, 18 holes)
Tuesday, Aug. 8 (Stroke Play, Round 2, 18 holes)
Wednesday, Aug. 9 (Round of 64, match play)
Thursday, Aug. 10 (Round of 32/Round of 16, match play)
Friday, Aug. 11 (Quarterfinal matches)
Saturday, Aug. 12 (Semifinal matches)
Sunday, Aug. 13 (Championship Match, 36 holes)
Television Coverage (All times EDT) Aug. 9 (Round of 64 Matches): 6-9 p.m. (FS1)
Aug. 10 (Round of 32 Matches): 2-4 p.m. (usga.org)
Aug. 10 (Round of 16 Matches): 6-9 p.m. (FS1)
Aug. 11 (Quarterfinal Matches): 6-9 p.m. (FS1)
Aug. 12 (Semifinal Matches): 7-10 p.m. (FS1)
Aug. 13 (Championship Match: Morning 18): 12:30-2:30 p.m. (usga.org)
Aug. 13 (Championship Match: Afternoon 18): 4-7 p.m. (FS1)
Match-Play Cut The low 64 scorers from stroke play will qualify for match play. If necessary, a playoff will be conducted to trim the draw to exactly 64 competitors.
Future Sites 2018: The Golf Club of Tennessee, Kingston Springs/Aug. 6-12
2019: Old Waverly Golf Club, West Point, Miss./Aug. 5-11

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