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2022 U.S. Senior Women's Amateur Fast FactsAnchorage (Alaska) Golf Course

Judith Kyrinis, the 2017 champion, is one of three Canadians to have won the U.S. Senior Women's Amateur Championship. (USGA/Steven Gibbons)

   
Championship Venue Anchorage (Alaska) Golf Course
Opened 1987
Architect Bill Newcomb
Dates of Championship July 30-Aug. 4
Field Size 132 players
Par/Yardage 5,863 yards/Par 73 (Subject to Change)
Entries Closed June 8, 2022
Entries Accepted 415
Eligibility Open to any female golfer who is 50 years of age as of July 20 and whose Handicap Index does not exceed 14.4
Qualifying Qualifying over 18 holes will be held at 25 sites between June 14 and July 12
Exempt players (27) Terri Frohnmayer (2011 U.S. Senior Women's Amateur champion)
Judith Kyrinis (2017 U.S. Senior Women's Amateur champion)
Karen Garcia (2015 U.S. Senior Women's Amateur champion)
Ellen Port (2012, 2013, 2016 U.S. Senior Women's Amateur champion; 2021 U.S. Senior Women's Amateur runner-up)
Lara Tennant (2018, 2019, 2021 U.S. Senior Women's Amateur champion; 2019 R&A Senior Women's Amateur champion)
Sue Wooster (2018, 2019 U.S. Senior Women's Amateur runner-up)
Patricia Ehrhart (2019 U.S. Senior Women's Amateur semifinalist)
Caryn Wilson (2019 U.S. Senior Women's Amateur semifinalist)
Susan Cohn (2021 U.S. Senior Women's Amateur semifinalist)
Shelly Stouffer (2021 U.S. Senior Women's Amateur semifinalist)
Kathy Hartwiger (2021 U.S. Senior Women's Amateur quarterfinalist)
Gigi Higgins (2021 U.S. Senior Women's Amateur quarterfinalist)
Sally Krueger (2021 U.S. Senior Women's Amateur quarterfinalist)
Aileen Greenfield (2021 R&A Senior Women's Amateur champion)
Kim Keyer Scott (Top 30 age-eligible points leader in Women's World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Lin Culver (Top 30 age-eligible points leader in Women's World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Mina Hardin (Top 30 age-eligible points leader in Women's World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Minna Kaarnalahti (Top 30 age-eligible points leader in Women's World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Martha Leach (Top 30 age-eligible points leader in Women's World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Therese Quinn (Top 30 age-eligible points leader in Women's World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Terrill Samuel (Top 30 age-eligible points leader in Women's World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Laura Webb (Top 30 age-eligible points leader in Women's World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Susan West (Top 30 age-eligible points leader in Women's World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Shelly Haywood (Top 30 age-eligible points leader in Women's World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Corey Weworski (Top 30 age-eligible points leader in Women's World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Robin Krapfl (Top 30 age-eligible points leader in Women's World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Carol Semple Thompson (Special Exemption by the USGA)
2021 Championship Lara Tennant, 54, of Portland, Ore., became the first player since Carol Semple Thompson (1999-2002) to win three consecutive U.S. Senior Women's Amateur titles when she defeated seven-time USGA champion Ellen Port, of St. Louis, Mo., 2 and 1, in the championship match at The Lakewood Club in Point Clear, Ala. Tennant, who was the medalist and top seed, Port and Thompson are the only golfers to capture three or more titles since the format switched to match play in 1997. To read more, click here.
Quotable “I love that trophy; it’s so beautiful, and it’s been at my house for quite a while, because of COVID [postponing the 2020 championship] and winning the two previous years, so I’ve gotten kind of attached to it. It’ll go in the front entry, where it’s been now for three years, as a beautiful reminder of how lucky I am.” -- Lara Tennant
Hole by Hole ANCHORAGE GOLF COURSE (Yardages Subject to Change)
Hole 1:
328 yards (Par 4)
Hole 2: 338 yards (Par 4)
Hole 3: 148 yards (Par 3)
Hole 4: 460 yards (Par 5)
Hole 5: 332 yards (Par 4)
Hole 6: 458 yards (Par 5)
Hole 7: 338 yards (Par 4)
Hole 8: 125 yards (Par 3)
Hole 9: 470 yards (Par 5)
OUT: 2,997 yards (Par 37)
Hole 10:
335 yards (Par 4)
Hole 11: 329 yards (Par 4)
Hole 12: 340 yards (Par 4)
Hole 13: 150 yards (Par 3)
Hole 14: 488 yards (Par 5)
Hole 15: 319 yards (Par 4)
Hole 16: 136 yards (Par 3)
Hole 17: 427 yards (Par 5)
Hole 18: 342 yards (Par 4)
IN: 2,866 yards (Par 36)
TOTAL: 5,863 yards (Par 73)
Final Frontier This will be the first USGA championship conducted in Alaska, and the state becomes the last among the 50, and District of Columbia, to host one.
Notable U.S. Senior Women's Amateur Champions Maureen Orcutt (1962, 1966); Carolyn Cudone (1969-72); Dorothy Porter (1977, 1980-81, 1983); Alice Dye (1978-79); Marlene Stewart Streit (1985, 1994, 2003); Anne Sander (1987, 1989-90, 1993); Carol Semple Thompson (1999-2002); Diane Lang (2005-06, 2008); Ellen Port (2012-13, 2016), Lara Tennant (2018, 19, 2021)
Notable U.S. Senior Women's Amateur Runners-Up Glenna Collett Vare (1962); Ann Gregory (1971); Carolyn Cudone (1974-75); Alice Dye (1977, 1981, 1989); Cecile Maclaurin (1978-80); Marlene Stewart Streit (1986, 1988, 1990, 1995-96); Anne Sander (1991-92); Toni Wiesner (1997, 2000, 2008); Mina Hardin (2011), Sue Wooster (2018-19), Ellen Port (2021)
Schedule of Play Saturday, July 30 (Stroke play, Round 1, 18 holes)
Sunday, July 31 (Stroke play, Round 2, 18 holes)
Monday, Aug. 1 (Round of 64, match play)
Tuesday, Aug. 2 (Round of 32/Round of 16, match play)
Wednesday, Aug. 3 (Quarterfinals/Semifinals, match play)
Thursday, Aug. 4 (Championship Match, 18 holes)
Match-Play Cut The low 64 scorers following stroke play will qualify for match play. If necessary, a playoff will be conducted to determine the final spots in the draw.
Future Sites 2023: Troon Country Club, Scottsdale, Ariz./Sept. 30-Oct. 5
2024: Broadmoor Golf Club, Seattle, Wash./Sept. 21-26

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