2018 U.S. Senior Women's Open Championship ExemptionsAs of February 7, 2018

1. Players eligible to play in 2018 who have won a U.S. Women’s Open Championship (10-year exemption).

Amy Alcott
Janet Alex Anderson
Susie Berning
Pat Bradley
Jerilyn Britz
Donna Caponi
JoAnne Gunderson Carner
Kathy Cornelius
Laura Davies
Jane Geddes
Kathy Baker Guadagnino
Sandra Haynie
Juli Inkster
Betsy King
Catherine Lacoste
Murle Lindstrom
Meg Mallon      
Carol Mann
Lauri Merten    
Mary Mills        
Liselotte Neumann
Alison Nicholas
Sandra Palmer 
Betsy Rawls
Patty Sheehan
Hollis Stacy      
Jan Stephenson
Mickey Wright

2. From the most recent U.S. Women’s Open Championship, any player returning a 72-hole score.       

3. Any professional or amateur for reinstatement who has won the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship (one-year exemption).

Laura Baugh
JoAnne Gunderson Carner
Kay Cockerill
Jean Ashley Crawford
Beth Daniel
Mary Lou Dill
Carolyn Hill
Cindy Hill
Juli Inkster
Joanne Pacillo
Deb Richard
Cathy Sherk
Pearl Sinn
Donna Horton White

4. Any amateur who has won the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship (five-year exemption) and the 2017 runner up.

Mary Budke
Patricia Lesser Harbottle
Martha Kirouac
Catherine Lacoste
Barbara McIntire
Anne Quast Sander
Marlene Stewart Streit
Carol Semple Thompson

5. Players who have won any of the following events when deemed a major* by the LPGA Tour: ANA Inspiration (1983-present), Evian Championship (2013-present), Ricoh Women’s British Open (2001-present), du Maurier Classic (1979-2000), KPMG Women’s PGA Championship (1955-present), Titleholders Championship (1946-1966 and 1972) or Western Open (1930-1967) (10-year exemption). (*including former names of said events, such as the LPGA Championship Kraft Nabisco/Dinah Shore)

Amy Alcott
Helen Alfredsson
Donna Andews
Jody (Rosenthal) Anschutz
Susie Berning
Nanci Bowen
Pat Bradley
Betty Burfeindt
Donna Caponi
Beth Daniel
Laura Davies
Gloria Ehret
Shirley Englehorn
Jane Geddes
Tammie Green
Marlene Hagge
Sandra Haynie
Chako Higuchi
Juli Inkster
Christa Johnson
Cathy Johnston-Forbes
Betsy King
Jenny Lidback
Sally Little
Nancy Lopez
Pat O’Sullivan Lucey
Meg Mallon
Carol Mann
Alice Miller
Mary Mills
Martha Nause
Sandra Palmer
Dottie Pepper
Sandra Post
Betsy Rawls
Kelly Robbins
Nancy Scranton
Patty Sheehan
Judy Kimball Simon
Marilynn Smith
Hollis Stacy
Sherri Steinhauer
Jan Stephenson
Sherri Turner
Kathy Whitworth
Mickey Wright
Joyce Ziske

6. From the final 2017 LPGA Tour all-time money list, the top 150 money leaders and ties.

Kristi Albers
Amy Alcott
Helen Alfredsson
Danielle Ammaccapane
Donna Andrews
Tina Barrett
Pat Bradley
JoAnne Gunderson Carner
Beth Daniel
Laura Davies
Judy Dickinson
Dale Eggeling
Jane Geddes
Tammie Green
Juli Inkster
Christa Johnson
Rosie Jones
Lorie Kane
Betsy King
Hiromi Kobayashi
Nancy Lopez
Meg Mallon
Barb Mucha
Liselotte Neumann
Ayako Okamoto
Dottie Pepper
Cindy Rarick
Michele Redman
Deb Richard
Kim Saiki-Maloney
Nancy Scranton
Patty Sheehan
Val Skinner
Hollis Stacy
Sherri Steinhauer
Jan Stephenson
Kris Tschetter
Sherri Turner

7. Winners of the LPGA Teaching & Club Professional Championship (Championship Division) the last five years and the five lowest scorers and ties from the most recent Championship.

Jean Bartholomew
Lisa Grimes
Laurie Rinker

8. Winners of LPGA Tour co-sponsored events, whose victories are considered official, in the last five calendar years (2013-2017) and during the current calendar year to the initiation of the U.S. Senior Women’s Open Championship. (NOTE: The USGA will file blank entries for those players who become exempt after the close of entries.)

 

9. From the 2017 final official Ladies European Tour and Japan LPGA Career Money lists, the top five money leaders.

10. Playing members of the five most current United States and European Solheim Cup teams.

Helen Alfredsson
Laura Davies
Juli Inkster

11.  From the 2017 LPGA Senior Women’s Championship, the 10 lowest scorers and anyone tying for 10th place.

Helen Alfredsson
Jean Bartholomew
Laura Davies
Carolyn Hill
Cathy Johnston-Forbes
Trish Johnson
Lorie Kane
Barb Mucha
Martha Nause
Liselotte Neumann
Michele Redman

12.  From the final 2016 and 2017 official Legends Tour Performance Points list, the top 30-point leaders and ties.

Helen Alfredsson
Donna Andrews
Jean Bartholomew
Jane Crafter
Laura Davies
Alicia Dibos
Cindy Figg-Currier
Lisa Grimes
Juli Inkster
Becky Iverson
Christa Johnson
Trish Johnson
Rosie Jones
Lorie Kane
Betsy King
Jenny Lidback
Marilyn Lovander
Barbara Moxness
Barb Mucha
Martha Nause
Liselotte Neumann
Michele Redman
Laurie Rinker
Val Skinner
Hollis Stacy

13.  Winners of the Legends Tour co-sponsored events, excluding team events, whose victories are considered official, in the last two calendar years (2016 & 2017) and during the current calendar year to the initiation of the current year’s U.S. Senior Women’s Open Championship.  Events must be a minimum of 36 holes. (NOTE: The USGA will file blank entries for those players who become exempt after the close of entries).

Juli Inkster
Trish Johnson
Lorie Kane
Liselotte Neumann

14. Winners of the U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship the last two years (2016 and 2017) and the 2017 runner-up (must be an amateur).        

Judith Kyrinis (winner, 2017)                   
Ellen Port (winner, 2016)
Terrill Samuel (runner-up, 2017)
                                                                               

15. Winners of the 2016 & 2017 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship (must be an amateur). 

16. Playing members of the two most current United States & GB&I Curtis Cup Teams and the two most current United States Women’s World Amateur Teams (must be an amateur).                                          

17. Winners of the 2017 Senior Ladies British Open Amateur and Canadian Women’s Senior Amateur Championships.

Macarena Campomanes Eguiguren                            
Sue Wooster

18. Special exemptions as selected by the USGA.  Must have filed an entry by close of entries. Deadline for submission of request: May 23, 2018. Players must select a qualifying site at the time of entry.

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