INSIDE THE ROPES
40 Years of U.S. Women's Amateur Records August 3, 2015 | FAR HILLS, N.J. By David Chmiel, USGA

At the age of 14, Kimberly Kim became the youngest U.S. Women's Amateur champion in 2006. She still holds the record.(USGA/Steven Gibbons)

As the field prepares for the 115th U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship at Portland Golf Club in Portland, Ore., the USGA Members program celebrates its 40th anniversary by recognizing four decades of accomplishments in the world's oldest women’s amateur championship.

RECORD DETAILS
Entries  (1976) 157
Entries (2015) 1,303
Longest Final Match (37 Holes) Deb Richard d. Kimberly Williams (1984); Pat Hurst d. Stephanie Davis (1990); Meredith Duncan d. Nicole Perrot (2001)
Multiple Champions Juli Inkster (1980, 1981, 1982); Kay Cockerill(1986, 1987); Kelli Kuehne (1995, 1996);Danielle Kang (2010, 2011)
Youngest Champion Kimberly Kim, 14 years old (2006)
Oldest Champion Cathy Sherk, 28 years old (1978)
Youngest Competitor Lucy Li, 10 years old (2013), Latanna Stone, 10 years old (2012)
States Hosting Women's Ams 22
Most Frequent Venue (2) Waverley C.C., Portland, Ore.; Canoe Brook C.C.(North Course), Summit, N.J.; Prairie Dunes C.C.,Hutchinson, Kan. 
Winner, U.S. Women's Am and British Women's Am Ann Quast Sander (1958, 1961, 1963 U.S. Women's; 1980 British Women's); Kelli Kuehne(won both in 1996)
Winner, U.S. Women's Am and U.S. Women's Open Juli Inkster (1980, 1981,1982 Women's Ams; 1999, 2002 Women's Opens)

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