U.S. SENIOR WOMEN'S OPEN
2019 U.S. Senior Women's Open Fast Facts October 17, 2018 | Liberty Corner, N.J. By David Shefter, USGA

Eight-time USGA champion JoAnne Carner shot her age (79) in last year's inaugural U.S. Senior Women's Open at Chicago G.C. (USGA/Chris Keane)
   
Championship Venue Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club, Southern Pines, N.C.
Tickets On Sale in 2019
Volunteer Applications available here
Architect Donald Ross (Renovated in 2004 by John Fought; restored in 2017 by Kyle Franz)
Opened 1928
Championship Dates May 16-19
Field 120 competitors
Entries Open Feb. 20
Entries Close April 10 at 5 p.m. EDT
Yardage/Par TBD
Eligibility Open to any female professional or amateur who is 50 years of age on or before May 16 and whose Handicap Index does not exceed 7.4
2018 Championship World Golf Hall of Famer Laura Davies, of England, rolled to a 10-stroke victory over Juli Inkster in the inaugural U.S. Senior Women's Open Championship at historic Chicago Golf Club. To read more click here.
Quotable “My last win was in India in 2010, so there’s the pressure you’re playing under when you’re trying to prove to yourself you can still win. So this ranks highly up there. And obviously because it’s a USGA event, it’s hard to compare tournaments, but this is very high on my list of achievements, I can assure you.” -- Laura Davies
Schedule of Play Thursday, May 16 (18 holes, stroke play)
Friday, May 17 (18 holes, stroke play)
Saturday, May 18 (18 holes, stroke play)
Sunday, May 19 (18 holes, stroke play)
Cut Low 50 scorers and ties will play the final 36 holes
Playoff Should there be a tie after 72 holes, a two-hole aggregate playoff will take place immediately following play
Notable Past Events at Pine Needles 1989 U.S. Girls' Junior (Brandie Burton)
1991 U.S. Senior Women's Amateur (Phyllis Preuss)
1996 U.S. Women's Open (Annika Sorenstam)
2001 U.S. Women's Open (Karrie Webb)
2007 U.S. Women's Open (Cristie Kerr)
Notable Fact 2019 World Golf Hall of Fame inductee Peggy Kirk Bell bought Pine Needles with her husband, Warren "Bullet" Bell, in 1953. Bell, a former USA Curtis Cup competitor, became a world-class golf instructor after her playing days on the fledgling LPGA Tour.
Future Women's Open Pine Needles was chosen by the USGA to host the 2022 U.S. Women's Open. It will be the fourth Women's Open contested on the layout.