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2022 U.S. Women's Amateur Fast FactsChambers Bay, University Place, Wash.

Kristen Gillman won the second of her two U.S. Women's Amateur titles in 2018. (USGA/Steven Gibbons)

   
Championship Venue Chambers Bay, University Place, Wash.
Dates of Championship August 8-14
Opened 2007
Architect Robert Trent Jones Jr.
Yardage/Par TBD
Course/Slope Rating TBD
Field 156 competitors
Entries Open April 4, 2022
Entries Close June 15, 2022 at 5 p.m. EDT
Eligibility Open to any female amateur whose Handicap Index does not exceed 5.4.
2021 Championship Jensen Castle, 20, of West Columbia, S.C., produced one of the most memorable runs in USGA championship history, becoming just the third No. 63 seed to win a national championship since seeding began in the mid-1980s. Castle, a rising junior at the University of Kentucky, defeated University of Arizona All-American Yu-Chiang (Vivian) Hou, of Chinese Taipei, 2 and 1, in the 36-hole final at Westchester Country Club in Rye, N.Y. Castle survived a 12-for-2 playoff just to qualify for match play and then won six matches, including a 19-hole semifinal thriller over world No. 2 Rachel Heck, to join Clay Ogden and Steven Fox as 63 seeds to win USGA titles. Read More
Quotable “Still hasn’t registered. It feels like just another tournament, but then I step back and I’m like, this is a USGA event with so much history, and I just can’t imagine… all the exemptions I didn’t even realize [I had coming].” -- Jensen Castle
Notable Events at Chambers Bay

2010 U.S. Amateur (Peter Uihlein)
2013 Washington State Amateur (Cameron Peck)
2015 U.S. Open (Jordan Spieth)
2017 Pacific Coast Amateur (Doug Ghim)
2020 Washington State Amateur (Sean Kato)
2021 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball (Kiko Francisco Coelho/Leopoldo Herrera III)

Notable U.S. Women's Amateur Champions Alexa Stirling (1916, 1918-19); Glenna Collett Vare (1922, 1925, 1928-30, 1935); Virginia Van Wie (1932-34); Patty Berg (1938); Babe Didrikson Zaharias (1946); Louise Suggs (1947); JoAnne Gunderson Carner (1957, 1960, 1956, 1962, 1966, 1968); Anne Sander (1958, 1961, 1963); Catherine Lacoste (1969); Laura Baugh (1971); Carol Semple Thompson (1973); Beth Daniel (1975, 1977); Juli Inkster (1980-82); Kay Cockerill (1986-87); Kelli Kuehne (1995-96); Grace Park (1998); Morgan Pressel (2005); Danielle Kang (2010-11); Lydia Ko (2012); Kristen Gillman (2014, 2018) 
Notable U.S. Women's Amateur Runners-Up Alexa Stirling (1921, 1923, 1925); Virginia Van Wie (1928, 1930); Glenna Collett Vare (1931-32); Patty Berg (1935, 1937); Mickey Wright (1954); Anne Sander (1965, 1968, 1973); Carol Semple Thompson (1974); Patty Sheehan (1979); Brandie Burton (1989); Annika Sorenstam (1992); Jenny Chuasiriporn (1998); Azahara Munoz (2008); Jessica Korda (2010); Moriya Jutanugarn (2011); Brooke Henderson (2014)
Schedule of Play Monday, Aug. 8 (18 holes, stroke play)
Tuesday, Aug. 9 (18 holes, stroke play)
Wednesday, Aug. 10 (Round of 64, match play)
Thursday, Aug. 11 (Rounds of 32 and 16, match play)
Friday, Aug. 12 (Quarterfinals, match play)
Saturday Aug. 13 (Semifinals, match play)
Sunday, Aug. 14 (Championship match, 36 holes)
Cut The low 64 scorers after 36 holes of stroke play will advance to match play. If necessary, a playoff will be conducted to trim the draw to exactly 64 competitors.
Broadcast Times TBD  
Notable Fact Chambers Bay is a municipal course operated by Pierce County.
What Champion Receives *-A gold medal and custody of the Robert Cox Trophy for one year
*-Exemption from qualifying for the 2023 U.S. Women's Open at Pebble Beach Golf Links
*-Exemption from qualifying for the next 10 U.S. Women's Amateurs, if eligible
*-Exemption from qualifying for the next 10 U.S. Girls' Juniors, if eligible
*-Exemption from qualifying for the next 15 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateurs, or 15 years from the time the player becomes eligible
*-Exemption from qualifying for the next 15 U.S. Senior Women's Amateurs, or 15 years from the time the player becomes eligible
Future Sites 2023: Bel-Air Country Club, Los Angeles, Calif./Aug. 7-13
2024: Southern Hills Country Club, Tulsa, Okla./Aug. 5-11
2025: Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, Bandon, Ore./Dates TBD
2026: The Honors Course, Ooltewah, Tenn./Aug. 3-9
2032: Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, Bandon, Ore./Dates TBD
2041: Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, Bandon, Ore./Dates TBD
2046: Oakmont Country Club, Oakmont, Pa./Dates TBD