USGA Superlatives January 26, 2018

All Championships

The Opens

The Amateurs

Miscellaneous

All Championships

Oldest Champion (years/months/days)

Male:
Lewis Oehmig, 69/4/24, 1985 Senior Amateur, Wild Dunes B. & R.C., Isle of Palms, S.C.

Female:  
Marlene Stewart Streit, 69/6/2, 2003 Senior Women’s Amateur, Barton Creek Resort & Club (Foothills Course), Austin, Texas

Youngest Champion (years/months/days)

Male:
Jim Liu, 14/11/15, 2010 Junior Amateur, Egypt Valley C.C., Ada, Mich.

Female:
Aree Song Wongluekiet, 13/3/7, 1999 Girls’ Junior, Green Spring Valley Hunt Club, Owings Mills, Md.

Most Championships Won, All Events

Male:
9, Robert T. Jones Jr., 1923, 1926, 1929, 1930 Open; 1924, 1925, 1927, 1928, 1930 Amateur
9, Tiger Woods, 1991, 1992, 1993 Junior Amateur; 1994, 1995, 1996 Amateur; 2000, 2002, 2008 Open

Female:
8, JoAnne Gunderson Carner, 1956 Girls’ Junior; 1957, 1960, 1962, 1966, 1968 Women’s Amateur; 1971, 1976 Women’s Open

Most Championships Won, Single Event

Male:
5, Robert T. Jones Jr., 1924, 1925, 1927, 1928, 1930 Amateur

Female:
6, Glenna Collett Vare, 1922, 1925, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1935 Women’s Amateur

Most Consecutive Championships Won, Single Event

Male:
3, Willie Anderson, Open, 1903-05
3, Carl F. Kauffmann, Amateur Public Links, 1927-29
3, Tiger Woods, Amateur, 1994-96, Junior Amateur, 1991-93

Female:
5, Carolyn Cudone, Senior Women’s Amateur, 1968-72

Most USGA Championships Won, All Competitors

9, Robert T. Jones Jr., 1923, 1926, 1929, 1930 Open; 1924, 1925, 1927, 1928, 1930 Amateur
9, Tiger Woods,  1991, 1992, 1993 Junior Amateur; 1994, 1995, 1996 Amateur; 2000, 2002, 2008 Open
8, JoAnne Gunderson Carner, 1956 Girls’ Junior; 1957, 1960, 1962, 1966, 1968 Women’s Amateur; 1971, 1976 Women’s Open
8, Jack Nicklaus, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1967 Amateur; 1972, 1980 Open; 1991, 1993 Senior Open
7, Ellen Port, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2011 Women's Mid-Amateur; 2012, 2013, 2016 Senior Women's Amateur
7, Anne Quast Sander, 1958, 1961, 1963 Women's Amateur; 1987, 1989, 1990, 1993 Senior Women's Amateur
7, Carol Semple Thompson, 1973 Women's Amateur; 1990, 1997 Women's Mid-Amateur; 1999, 2000, 2001, 2001 Senior Women's Amateur

Most Men’s Championships Won

9, Robert T. Jones Jr.
9, Tiger Woods
8, Jack Nicklaus
5, Jerome D. Travers
5, Hale Irwin
5, Jay Sigel
5, Nathan Smith

Most Women’s Championships Won

8, JoAnne Gunderson Carner
7, Ellen Port
7, Anne Quast Sander
7, Carol Semple Thompson
6, Glenna Collett Vare
6, Hollis Stacy

Longest Span Between USGA Victories

Male:
37 years, Marvin “Vinny” Giles III (1972 Amateur; 2009 Senior Amateur)
33 years, Bruce Fleisher (1968 Amateur; 2001 Senior Open)
20 years, Orville Moody (1969 Open; 1989 Senior Open)

Female:
29 years, Marlene Stewart Streit (1956 Women’s Amateur; 1985 Senior Women’s Amateur)
28 years, Dorothy Porter (1949 Women’s Amateur; 1977 Senior Women’s Amateur)

Longest Span Between First and Last USGA Victories

Male:
37 years, Marvin “Vinny” Giles III (1972 Amateur; 2009 Senior Amateur)
34 years, Jack Nicklaus (1959 Amateur; 1993 Senior Open)
33 years, Bruce Fleisher (1968 Amateur; 2001 Senior Open)

Female:

47 years, Marlene Stewart Streit (1956 Women’s Amateur; 2003 Senior Women’s Amateur)
35 years, Anne Quast Sander (1958 Women’s Amateur; 1993 Senior Women’s Amateur)
34 years, Dorothy Porter (1949 Women’s Amateur; 1983 Senior Women’s Amateur)

Multiple Holes-in-One, Same Championship (4 Times)

Nancy Porter, Women’s Open (1972, 1976)
Donald Bliss, Mid-Amateur (1987, two in same round)
Bill Ploeger, Senior Amateur (1996, 2003)
Walter Hall, Senior Open (2005, 2006)

The Opens

Lowest Score, 9 Holes

Male:
28, Tom Kite, first nine, first round, Indianwood G. & C.C., Lake Orion, Mich., 2012 Senior Open
28, Kenny Perry, second nine, third round, Del Paso C.C., Sacramento, Calif., 2015 Senior Open

Female:
29, Chella Choi, first nine, third round, Lancaster (Pa.) C.C., 2015 Women’s Open

Lowest Score, 18 Holes

Male:
62, Loren Roberts, third round, Prairie Dunes C.C., Hutchinson, Kan., 2006 Senior Open
62, Kirk Triplett, first round, Salem C.C., Peabody, Mass., 2017 Senior Open
62, Brandt Jobe, third round, Salem C.C., Peabody, Mass., 2017 Senior Open

Female:
63, Helen Alfredsson, first round, Indianwood G. & C.C., Lake Orion, Mich., 1994 Women’s Open

Lowest Score, First 36 Holes

Male:
129, Kirk Triplett (62-67), Salem C.C., Peabody, Mass., 2017 Senior Open
129, Kenny Perry (65-64), Salem C.C., Peabody, Mass., 2017 Senior Open
130, Martin Kaymer (65-65), Pinehurst R. & C.C. (No. 2), Village of Pinehurst, N.C., 2014 Open

Female:
132, Helen Alfredsson (63-69), Indianwood G. & C.C., Lake Orion, Mich., 1994 Women’s Open

Lowest Score, 54 Holes

Male:
195, Kirk Triplett (62-67-66), Salem C.C., Peabody, Mass., 2017 Senior Open

Female:
201, Juli Inkster (69-69-67), Old Waverly G.C., West Point, Miss., 1999 Women’s Open

Lowest Score, 72 Holes

Male:
264, Kenny Perry (-16), Salem C.C., Peabody, Mass., 2017 Senior Open

Female:
272, Juli Inkster (-16), Old Waverly G.C., West Point, Miss., 1999 Women’s Open
272, Annika Sorenstam (-8), Pine Needles L. & G.C., Southern Pines, N.C., 1996 Women’s Open
272, In Gee Chun (-8), Lancaster (Pa.) C.C., 2015 Women’s Open

Most Strokes Under Par, 18 Holes

Male:
9 under, Justin Thomas (63), third round, Erin Hills, Erin, Wis., 2017 Open
8 under, Johnny Miller (63), fourth round, Oakmont (Pa.) C.C., 1973 Open
8 under, Orville Moody (64), third round, Laurel Valley G.C., Ligonier, Pa., 1989 Senior Open
8 under, Don Pooley (63), third round, Caves Valley G.C., Baltimore, Md., 2002 Senior Open
8 under, Allen Doyle (63), fourth round, NCR C.C., Kettering, Ohio, 2005 Senior Open
8 under, Loren Roberts (62), third round, Prairie Dunes C.C., Hutchinson, Kan., 2006 Senior Open
8 under, Kirk Triplett (62), first round, Salem C.C., Peabody, Mass., 2017 Senior Open
8 under, Brandt Jobe (62), third round, Salem C.C., Peabody, Mass., 2017 Senior Open

Female:
8 under, Helen Alfredsson (63), first round, Indianwood G. & C.C., Lake Orion, Mich., 1994 Women’s Open
8 under, Kelli Kuehne (64), first round, Old Waverly G.C., West Point, Miss., 1999 Women’s Open
8 under, Lorie Kane (64), second round, Old Waverly G.C., West Point, Miss., 1999 Women’s Open
8 under, Becky Iverson (64), second round, Old Waverly G.C., West Point, Miss., 1999 Women’s Open

Most Strokes Under Par, 72 Holes

Male:
20 under, Fred Funk, Crooked Stick G.C., Carmel, Ind., 2009 Senior Open

Female:
16 under, Juli Inkster, Old Waverly G.C., West Point, Miss., 1999 Women’s Open

Largest 18-Hole Lead

Male:
5, Tommy Armour (68), North Shore C.C., Glenview, Ill., 1933 Open

Female:
3 (six times), last time: Mhairi McKay (66), Pumpkin Ridge G.C. (Witch Hollow Course), North Plains, Ore., 2003 Women’s Open

Largest 36-Hole Lead

Male:
6, Tiger Woods (134), Pebble Beach (Calif.) G.L., 2000 Open
6, Rory McIlroy (131), Congressional C.C. (Blue Course), Bethesda, Md., 2011 Open
6, Martin Kaymer (130), Pinehurst R. & C.C. (No. 2), Village of Pinehurst, N.C., 2014 Open

Female:
8, Patty Berg (144), Country Club of Rochester (N.Y.), 1953 Women’s Open
8, Fay Crocker (146), Wichita (Kan.) C.C., 1955 Women’s Open

Largest 54-Hole Lead

Male:
10, Tiger Woods (205), Pebble Beach (Calif.) G.L., 2000 Open

Female:
10, Babe Didrikson Zaharias (216), Salem C.C., Peabody, Mass., 1954 Women’s Open

Largest Winning Margin

Male:
15, Tiger Woods (272), Pebble Beach (Calif.) G.L., 2000 Open

Female:
14, Louise Suggs (291), Prince Georges G. & C.C. (Bala Course), Landover, Md., 1949 Women’s Open

Best Comeback in Final, 18 Holes

Male:
9 strokes, Allen Doyle, NCR C.C., Kettering, Ohio, 2005 Senior Open

Female:
5 strokes, Murle Lindstrom, Dunes G. & B.C., Myrtle Beach, S.C., 1962 Women’s Open
5 strokes, Donna Caponi, Scenic Hills C.C., Pensacola, Fla., 1969 Women’s Open
5 strokes, Jane Geddes, NCR C.C., Kettering, Ohio, 1986 Women’s Open
5 strokes, Betsy King, Atlanta Athletic Club (Riverside Course), Duluth, Ga., 1990 Women’s Open
5 strokes, Laurie Merten, Crooked Stick G.C., Carmel, Ind., 1993 Women’s Open
5 strokes, Annika Sorenstam, Broadmoor G.C. (East Course), Colorado Springs, Colo., 1995 Women’s Open

Most Entries

Men’s event:
10,127 for the 2014 Open

Women’s event:
1,873 for the 2015 Women’s Open

The Amateurs

Most Times in Match-Play Final

Male:
7, Robert T. Jones Jr., Amateur

Female:
8, Glenna Collett Vare, Women’s Amateur

Longest 18-Hole Match

Male:
28 holes, Michael W. Eiserman d. Patrick Honeycutt, first round, Milburn G. & C.C., Overland Park, Kan., 1960 Junior Amateur
28 holes, Maurice J. McCarthy d. George Von Elm, second round, Merion Cricket Club (East Course), Ardmore, Pa., 1930 Amateur

Female:
30 holes, Chia Yen Wu d. Lauren Stephenson, quarterfinals, San Diego Country Club, Chula Vista, Calif; 2017 Women's Amateur
27 holes, Mae Murray d. Fay Crocker, third round, Atlanta (Ga.) Athletic Club (East Lake Course), 1950 Women’s Amateur
27 holes, Denise Hermida d. Carole Caldwell, first round, Sunnybrook G.C., Plymouth Meeting, Pa., 1978 Women’s Amateur
27 holes, Joellyn Erdmann d. Grace Park, quarterfinals, Firethorn G.C., Lincoln, Neb., 1996 Women’s Amateur
27 holes, Andrea Messer d. Lauren Hunt, first round, Crooked Stick G.C., Carmel, Ind., 2007 Women’s Amateur

Longest 36-Hole Match

Male:
41 holes, Walter J. Travis d. H.H. Wilder, second round, Garden City (N.Y.) G.C., 1908 Amateur
41 holes, Charles Evans Jr. d. Reginald M. Lewis, second round, Engineers’ C.C., Roslyn, N.Y., 1920 Amateur

Female:
41 holes, JoAnne Gunderson Carner d. Marlene Stewart Streit, final, Sewickley Heights G.C., Sewickley, Pa., 1966 Women’s Amateur

Longest Final Match, 18 Holes

Male:
21 holes, Donald Hurter d. Keith Banes, Wilmington (Del.) C.C. (South Course), 1978 Junior Amateur

Female:
23 holes, Marlene Streit d. Nancy Fitzgerald, Barton Creek Resort & Club (Foothills Course), Austin, Texas, 2003 Senior Women’s Amateur

Longest Final Match, 36 Holes

Male:
39 holes, Sam Urzetta d. Frank Stranahan, Minneapolis (Minn.) G.C., 1950 Amateur
39 holes, Jeff Quinney d. James Driscoll, Baltusrol G.C. (Upper Course), Springfield, N.J., 2000 Amateur

Female:
41 holes, JoAnne Gunderson Carner d. Marlene Stewart Streit, Sewickley Heights G.C., Sewickley, Pa., 1966 Women’s Amateur

Largest Winning Margin, Any Match

Male:
14 and 13, Jerome D. Travers d. George A. Crump, first round, Country Club of Detroit, Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich., 1915 Amateur
14 and 13, Robert T. Jones Jr. d. John B. Beck, third round, Brae Burn C.C., West Newton, Mass., 1928 Amateur

Female:
14 and 13, Anne Quast Sander d. Phyllis Preuss, final, Tacoma (Wash.) C. & G.C., 1961 Women’s Amateur

Largest Winning Margin, 18-Hole Final

Male:
8 and 6, Gary Koch d. Mike Nelms, Athens (Ga.) C.C., 1970 Junior Amateur

Female:
7 and 5, Nancy Lopez d. Lauren Howe, Columbia Edgewater C.C., Portland, Ore., 1974 Girls’ Junior
7 and 5, Michelle McGann d. Lynne Mikulas, The Orchards G.C., South Hadley, Mass., 1987 Girls’ Junior

Largest Winning Margin, 36-Hole Final

Male:
12 and 11, Charles B. Macdonald d. Charles E. Sands, Newport (R.I.) G.C., 1895 Amateur
12 and 11, Jim Sorensen d. Jay Cooper, Wailua G.C., Lihue, Hawaii, 1985 Amateur Public Links

Female:
14 and 13, Anne Quast Sander d. Phyllis Preuss, Tacoma (Wash.) C. & G.C., 1961 Women’s Amateur

Lowest Stroke-Play Score, 9 Holes

Male:
29, Mark Boyajian, first nine, first round, Annandale C.C., Madison, Wis., 1986 Mid-Amateur
29, Bert Atkinson, first nine, second round, Dallas (Texas) Athletic Club (Blue Course), 1997 Mid-Amateur
29, Scott Fawcett, first nine, first round, Milwaukee C.C., River Hills, Wis., 2008 Mid-Amateur
29, T.J. Vogel, second nine, second round, Soldier Hollow G.C., Midway, Utah, 2012 Amateur Public Links
29, Eric Bae, second nine, second round, The club at Carlton Woods (Nicklaus Course), The Woodlands, Texas, 2014 Junior Amateur

Female:
29, Christina Kim, second nine, second round, Indian Hills C.C., Mission Hills, Kan., 2001 Girls’ Junior 

Lowest Stroke-Play Score, 18 Holes

Male:
60, Billy Horschel, first round, second stroke-play course, Chaska (Minn.) Town Course, 2006 Amateur

Female:
62, Christina Kim, second round, Indian Hills C.C., Mission Hills, Kan., 2001 Girls’ Junior
62, Kimberly Kim, first round, Tacoma C. & G.C., Lakewood, Wash., 2007 Girls’ Junior

Lowest Stroke-Play Score, 36 Holes

Male:
131, Danny Green, Rush Creek G.C., Maple Grove, Minn., 2004 Amateur Public Links

Female:
130, Taylore Karle, BanBury G.C., Eagle, Idaho, 2005 Girls’ Junior

Most Strokes Under Par, 18 Holes

Male:
12 under, Billy Horschel (60), first round, Chaska (Minn.) Town Course, 2006 Amateur

Female:
10 under, Kimberly Kim (62), first round, Tacoma C. & G.C., Lakewood, Wash., 2007 Girls’ Junior

Most Times Medalist (* = co-medalist)

Male:
6, Walter J. Travis in 1900, 1901, 1902, 1906, 1907, 1908 Amateurs
6, Robert T. Jones Jr. in 1920, 1923*, 1926, 1927, 1929*, 1930 Amateurs

Female:
6, Glenna Collett Vare in 1921, 1922, 1924, 1926, 1931*, 1934* Women's Amateurs
6, Margaret Curtis in 1901*, 1902*, 1905*, 1907*, 1909*, 1912 Women's Amateurs

Most Entries

Men’s event:
7,920 for the 1999 Amateur

Women’s event:
1,381 for the 2016 Women’s Amateur

Most Competitors in a Playoff

Men’s event:
31, 1988 Amateur, Virginia Hot Springs G. & T.C. (Cascades Course), Hot Springs, Va. (for 8 places)

Miscellaneous

Father-Son Champions

John Richardson, 1987 Senior Amateur (father); Kemp Richardson, 2001, 2003 Senior Amateur (son)

Mother-Daughter Champions

Kathy Cornelius, 1956 Women’s Open (mother); Kay Cornelius, 1981 Girls’ Junior (daughter)

Brother Champions

Charles Barenaba, 1974 Amateur Public Links; Randyn Barenaba, 1975 Amateur Public Links
Stan Lee, 2007 Senior Amateur; Louis Lee, 2011 Senior Amateur
Eddie Mudd, 1976 Amateur Public Links; Jodie Mudd, 1980, 1981 Amateur Public Links
Willie Smith, 1899 Open; Alex Smith, 1906, 1910 Open

Sister Champions

Harriot S. Curtis, 1906 Women’s Amateur; Margaret Curtis, 1907, 1911, 1912 Women’s Amateur
Hollis Stacy, 1969, 1970, 1971 Girls’ Junior; 1977, 1978, 1984 Women’s Open; Martha Leach, 2009 Women’s Mid-Amateur

Brother/Sister Champions

Kelli Kuehne, 1994 Girls’ Junior; 1995, 1996 Women’s Amateur (sister); Hank Kuehne, 1998 Amateur (brother); Trip Kuehne, 2007 Mid-Amateur; 2007 State Team (brother)
Minjee Lee, 2012 Girls' Junior (sister); Min Woo Lee, 2016 Junior Amateur (brother)

Left-Handed Champions

Ralph Howe III, 1988 Amateur Public Links
Phil Mickelson, 1990 Amateur
Brian Harman, 2003 Junior Amateur
Cory Whitsett, 2007 Junior Amateur
Brad Benjamin, 2009 Amateur Public Links
Julia Potter, 2013, 2016 Women’s Mid-Amateur
Erica Shepherd, 2017 Girls' Junior

Youngest Competitor

Allisen Corpuz, 10/3/10, Erin Hills G.C., Erin, Wis., 2008 Women’s Amateur Public Links

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