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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 6,459 yards/Par 73 (Subject to Change)
Course/Slope Rating TBD
Field 156 competitors
Entries Closed June 15, 2022
Entries Accepted 1,497
Eligibility Open to any female amateur whose Handicap Index does not exceed 5.4.
Qualifying Qualifying, over 18 holes, will be held at 25 sites between June 22 and July 19.
Exempt Players (25) Amari Avery (Playing member of 2022 USA Curtis Cup Team; Top 25 points leader in Women's World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Saki Baba (Returned 72-hole score from 2022 U.S. Women's Open)
Blakesly Brock (2021 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur champion)
Jensen Castle (2021 U.S. Women's Amateur champion; Playing member of 2021 and 2022 USA Curtis Cup Teams)
Aliea Clark (2021 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur runner-up)
Megha Ganne (Returned 72-hole score from 2021 U.S. Women's Open; Playing member of 2021 and 2022 USA Curtis Cup Teams; Top 25 points leader in Women's World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Rachel Heck (2021 U.S. Women's Amateur semifinalist; Returned 72-hole score from 2021 U.S. Women's Open; Playing member of 2021 and 2022 USA Curtis Cup Teams; Top 25 points leader in Women's World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Cara Heisterkamp (2021 U.S. Women's Amateur quarterfinalist)
Thienna Huynh (2022 U.S. Women's Amateur Four-Ball champion)
Sara Im (2022 U.S. Women's Amateur Four-Ball champion)
Tsubasa Kajitani (Top 25 points leader in Women's World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Rachel Kuehn (Playing member of 2021 and 2022 USA Curtis Cup Teams; Top 25 points leader in Women's World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Martha Leach (Low amateur in 2021 U.S. Senior Women's Open)
Caley McGinty (Playing member of 2021 and 2022 GB&I Curtis Cup Teams; Top 25 points leader in Women's World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Emilia Migliaccio (Playing member of 2021 and 2022 USA Curtis Cup Teams; Top 25 points leader in Women's Word Amateur Golf Ranking)
Amber Park (2021 Asia-Pacific Women's Amateur champion)
Bohyun Park (Top 25 points leader in Women's World  Amateur Golf Ranking)
Ellen Port (Low amager in 2021 U.S. Senior Women's Open; 2021 U.S. Senior Women's Amateur runner-up)
Valentina Rossi (2021 U.S. Women's Amateur semifinalist)
Megan Schofill (Playing member of the 2021 USA Curtis Cup Team)
Brooke Seay (2021 U.S. Women's Amateur quarterfinalist)
Bailey Shoemaker (Returned 72-hole score at 2022 U.S. Women's Open)
Latanna Stone (Playing member of 2022 USA Curtis Cup Team)
Lara Tennant (2019 and 2021 U.S. Senior Women's Amateur champion)
Annabel Wilson (Playing member of 2021 GB&I Curtis Cup Team)
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
Hole by Hole CHAMBERS BAY (Yardages Subject to Change)
Hole 1:
501 yards (Par 5)
Hole 2: 377 yards (Par 4)
Hole 3: 135 yards (Par 3)
Hole 4: 484 yards (Par 5)
Hole 5: 423 yards (Par 4)
Hole 6: 344 yards (Par 4)
Hole 7: 415 yards (Par 4)
Hole 8: 523 yards (Par 5)
Hole 9: 174 yards (Par 3)
OUT: 3,376 yards (Par 37)
Hole 10:
381 yards (Par 4)
Hole 11: 412 yards (Par 4)
Hole 12: 262 yards (Par 4)
Hole 13: 485 yards (Par 5)
Hole 14: 407 yards (Par 4)
Hole 15: 127 yards (Par 3)
Hole 16: 356 yards (Par 4)
Hole 17: 149 yards (Par 3)
Hole 18: 514 yards (Par 5)
IN: 3,083 yards (Par 36)
TOTAL: 6,459 yards (Par 73)
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
2029: Oakland Hills Country Club, Bloomfield Hills, Mich./Dates TBD
2032: Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, Bandon, Ore./Dates TBD
2035: Atlanta Athletic Club, Johns Creek, Ga./Aug. 6-12
2041: Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, Bandon, Ore./Dates TBD
2046: Oakmont Country Club, Oakmont, Pa./Dates TBD