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Player Bio: Jensen Castle (a)2022 U.S. Women's Open


Age: 21
Country: United States
College: Kentucky
Road to Pine Needles: Won 2021 U.S. Women's Amateur

The Columbia, S.C., native produced one of the most Cinderella runs to a USGA championship since the Association began seeding players from stroke play in the mid-1980s. Castle survived a 12-for-2 playoff at Westchester Country Club to earn a spot in the match-play draw at the 121st U.S. Women's Amateur and then proceeded to become just the third No. 63 seed to win a USGA title, and the first female to achieve the feat. The University of Kentucky standout defeated University of Arizona All-American Yu-Chiang (Vivian) Hou, of Chinese Taipei, 2 and 1, in the 36-hole championship match. The victory also earned Castle a spot on the 2021 USA Curtis Cup Team, which retained the Cup at Conwy Golf Club a couple of weeks after the Women's Amateur final. Castle also will represent the USA in this year's Curtis Cup at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa., a week after the Women's Open. This will be Castle's second consecutive U.S. Women's Open start after missing the cut last year at The Olympic Club. In 2019, Castle finished runner-up to reigning U.S. Women's Open champion Yuka Saso at the PGA Girls' Junior Championship.

U.S. Women's Open Playing Record






2022 Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club 74-75 +7 MC


The Olympic Club (Lake Course)