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2019 U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship

The 2019 U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship was the 74th U.S. Women's Open, played May 30 – June 2 at Country Club of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina.

2019 U.S. Women's Open
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Tournament information
DatesMay 30 – June 2, 2019
LocationCharleston, South Carolina
32°45′54″N 79°57′50″W / 32.765°N 79.964°W / 32.765; -79.964Coordinates: 32°45′54″N 79°57′50″W / 32.765°N 79.964°W / 32.765; -79.964
Course(s)Country Club of Charleston
Organized byUSGA
Tour(s)LPGA Tour
Statistics
Field156 players, 70 after cut
Cut145 (+3)
Prize fund$5.5 million[1]
Winner's share$1,000,000
Champion
South Korea Lee Jeong-eun
278 (−6)
Location Map
CC of Charleston is located in the United States
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Location in the United States
CC of Charleston is located in South Carolina
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The U.S. Women's Open is the oldest of the five current major championships and the second of the 2019 season. It has the largest purse in women's golf at $5.5 million. The tournament will be televised by Fox Sports 1 and Fox Sports.

Qualifying and fieldEdit

The championship is open to any female professional or amateur golfer with a USGA handicap index not exceeding 2.4. Players qualify by competing in one of 24 36-hole qualifying tournaments held at sites across the United States and at international sites in China, England, Japan, and South Korea. Additional players are exempt from qualifying because of past performances in professional or amateur tournaments around the world.

Exempt from qualifyingEdit

Many players were exempt in multiple categories. Players are listed only once, in the first category in which they became exempt, with additional categories in parentheses () next to their names.[2][3] Golfers qualifying in Category 15 who qualified in other categories are denoted with the tour by which they qualified.

1. Winners of the U.S. Women's Open for the last ten years (2009–2018)

Choi Na-yeon, Chun In-gee (10,12,14,17,18), Paula Creamer, Ji Eun-hee (12,13,14,17,18), Ariya Jutanugarn (8,11,12,14,17,18), Brittany Lang, Park Sung-hyun (7,12,13,14,17,18), Inbee Park (7,8,11,12,17,18), Ryu So-yeon (9,12,14,17,18)

2. Winners from the 2018 and 2019 U.S. Senior Women's Open

Laura Davies

3. Winner and runner-up from the 2018 U.S. Women's Amateur; winner of the 2018 U.S. Girls' Junior and U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur (must be an amateur)

Jeon Ji-won (a), Shannon Johnson (a)

Kristen Gillman and Yealimi Noh forfeited their exemptions by turning professional.

4. Winner of the 2018 British Ladies Amateur (must be an amateur)

Leonie Harm (a)

5. Winner of the 2018 Mark H. McCormack Medal (Women's World Amateur Golf Ranking) (must be an amateur)

Jennifer Kupcho (6) forfeited her exemption by turning professional before the start of the tournament. She chose to forfeit after qualifying for the tournament via regional qualifying on April 29.

6. Winner of the 2019 Augusta National Women's Amateur (must be an amateur)

See above.

7. Winners of the Women's PGA Championship for the last five years (2015–2018)

Brooke Henderson (12,14,17,18), Danielle Kang (11,12,14,17,18)

8. Winners of the Ricoh Women's British Open for the last five years (2014–2018)

Georgia Hall (12,14,15–LET,17,18)

9. Winners of the ANA Inspiration for the last five years (2015–2019)

Ko Jin-young (12,13,14,17,18), Lydia Ko (10,12,17,18), Pernilla Lindberg (12,17)

10. Winners of the Evian Championship for the last five years (2014–2018)

Kim Hyo-joo (11,12,17,18), Anna Nordqvist (12,17,18), Angela Stanford (11,12,14,17,18)

11. Ten lowest scorers and anyone tying for 10th place from the 2018 U.S. Women's Open

Carlota Ciganda (12,13,17,18), Nasa Hataoka (12,13,14,17,18), Wei-Ling Hsu (12), Charley Hull (12,17,18), Megan Khang (12), Kim Ji-hyun, Nelly Korda (12,13,14,17,18), Patty Tavatanakit, Lexi Thompson (12,14,17,18)

12. Top 75 money leaders from the 2018 final official LPGA money list

Marina Alex (14,17,18), Brittany Altomare (17), Aditi Ashok, Céline Boutier (14), Ashleigh Buhai, Pei-Yun Chien, Chella Choi, Jacqui Concolino, Lindy Duncan, Austin Ernst (17,18), Jodi Ewart Shadoff (17), Shanshan Feng (17,18), Sandra Gal, Hannah Green, Jaye Marie Green, Moriya Jutanugarn (17,18), Haeji Kang, Cristie Kerr (17,18), Kim Sei-young (14,17,18), Katherine Kirk, Jessica Korda (17,18), Bronte Law (14,18), Lee Jeong-eun, Lee Mi-hyang (13,17,18), Mirim Lee, Minjee Lee (13,14,17,18), Yu Liu (17,18), Gaby López (14,18), Caroline Masson (17,18), Ally McDonald, Azahara Muñoz (13,17,18), Su-Hyun Oh, Amy Olson (17,18), Ryann O'Toole, Annie Park (14,18), Jane Park, Pornanong Phatlum, Lizette Salas (17,18), Jenny Shin (17,18), Jennifer Song, Mariah Stackhouse, Thidapa Suwannapura (14), Emma Talley, Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras, Ayako Uehara, Amy Yang (13,14,17,18), Angel Yin (17,18), Sakura Yokomine

13. Top 10 money leaders from the 2019 official LPGA money list, through the close of entries on April 17

Already qualified

14. Winners of LPGA co-sponsored events, whose victories are considered official, from the conclusion of the 2018 U.S. Women's Open to the initiation of the 2019 U.S. Women's Open

Already qualified

15. Top five money leaders from the 2018 Japan LPGA Tour, Korea LPGA Tour and Ladies European Tour

Jenny Haglund (LET), Caroline Hedwall (LET), Mamiko Higa (JLPGA,17,18), Sarah Kemp (LET), Lee Jeong-eun (KLPGA,17,18), Misuzu Narita (JLPGA), Jiyai Shin (JLPGA,17,18), Ai Suzuki (JLPGA,17,18), Anne Van Dam (LET)

16. Top three money leaders from the 2018 China LPGA Tour

Saranporn Langkulgasettrin, Liu Yan, Supamas Sangchan

17. Top 50 point leaders from the current Rolex Rankings and anyone tying for 50th place as of April 17

Already qualified

18. Top 50 point leaders from the current Rolex Rankings and anyone tying for 50th place as of May 27

Minami Katsu

19. Special exemptions selected by the USGA

Stacy Lewis,[6] Gerina Piller (maternity extension), Karrie Webb[5]

QualifiersEdit

Additional players qualified through sectional qualifying tournaments which took place April 22 to May 13 at sites in the United States, China, South Korea, England, and Japan.[2][7]

Apr 22 at Ohtone Country Club, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan

Haruka Amamoto
Hina Arakaki
Eri Okayama
Nanako Ueno (a)
Yuri Yoshida (a)
Hina Arakaki

Apr 23 at Forsgate Country Club (Banks Course), Monroe Township, New Jersey

Emma Albrecht
Megha Ganne (a)

Apr 24 at Industry Hills Golf Club (Ike Course), City of Industry, California

Andrea Lee (a)
Suzuka Yamaguchi
Rose Zhang (a)

Apr 25 at Dream Park Country Club, Incheon, South Korea

Jiyu Jung
Dasom Ma (a)

Apr 25 at OGA Golf Course, Woodburn, Oregon

Auston Kim (a)
Naomi Ko

Apr 29 at Contra Costa Country Club, Pleasant Hill, California

Ty Akabane (a)
Sabrina Iqbal (a)
Albane Valenzuela (a)

Apr 29 at Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club, Rancho Santa Fe, California

Jennifer Chang (a)
Gabriela Ruffels (a)

Apr 29 at Country Club of Ocala, Ocala, Florida

María Fassi
Sierra Brooks (a)

Apr 29 at Starmount Forest Country Club, Greensboro, North Carolina

Gina Kim (a)
Jennifer Kupcho[8][9]
Heather Bowie Young

Apr 30 at Springfield Golf & Country Club, Springfield, Virginia

Amanda Hollandsworth
Karoline Stormo (a)

May 2 at Canyon Creek Country Club, Richardson, Texas

Brigitte Dunne (a)
Kaitlyn Papp (a)
Amy Ruengmateekhun

May 5 at Hong Kong Golf Club, Hong Kong, China

Babe Liu
Prima Thammaraks

May 6 at Pinnacle Peak Country Club, Scottsdale, Arizona

Kang Ji-min
Stephanie Meadow
Sarah Schmelzel

May 6 at Marin Country Club, Novato, California

Nanna Koerstz Madsen
Morgan Pressel
Charlotte Thomas

May 6 at Walnut Creek Golf Preserve, Westminster, Colorado

Dottie Ardina
Ólafía Þórunn Kristinsdóttir

May 6 at Bradenton Country Club, Bradenton, Florida

Megan Osland
Ingrid Gutierrez Nunez

May 6 at The Wanderers Club, Wellington, Florida

Delfina Acosta
Alexa Pano (a)

May 6 at Druid Hills Golf Club, Atlanta, Georgia

Fatima Fernandez Cano
Yuka Saso (a)
Leona Maguire

May 6 at Oahu Country Club, Honolulu, Hawaii

Tiffany Chan

May 6 at Elgin Country Club, Elgin, Illinois

Wichanee Meechai
Megan Furtney (a)

May 6 at TPC Boston, Norton, Massachusetts

Celeste Dao (a)

May 6 at Chartiers Country Club, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Paris Hilinski (a)
Rachel Rohanna

May 7 at Buckinghamshire Golf Club, Buckinghamshire, England

Lucrezia Colombotto Rosso
Hayley Davis
Esther Henseleit

May 7 at Rush Creek Golf Club, Maple Grove, Minnesota

Karine Icher
Reagan Zibilski

May 13 at The Clubs at Houston Oaks, Hockley, Texas
originally May 8 at The Clubs of Kingwood (Island Course), Kingwood, Texas

Maria Torres
Dori Carter
Marissa Steen
Jing Yan

(a) denotes amateur

Nationalities in the fieldEdit

North America (62) South America (1) Europe (28) Oceana (8) Asia (56) Africa (1)
  Canada (4)   Argentina (1)   England (7)   Australia (7)   China (4)   South Africa (1)
  Mexico (3)   Northern Ireland (1)   New Zealand (1)   Hong Kong (1)
  Puerto Rico (1)   Ireland (1)   India (1)
  United States (54)   Denmark (1)   Japan (13)
  France (2)   South Korea (22)
  Germany (4)   Philippines (2)
  Iceland (1)   Taiwan (3)
  Italy (1)   Thailand (10)
  Netherlands (1)
  Norway (1)
  Spain (3)
  Sweden (4)
   Switzerland (1)

Past champions in the fieldEdit

Made the cutEdit

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Ryu So-yeon   South Korea 2011 71 68 71 70 280 −4 T2
Park Sung-hyun   South Korea 2017 71 69 71 72 283 −1 T12
Inbee Park   South Korea 2008, 2013 70 70 75 69 284 E T16
Ariya Jutanugarn   Thailand 2018 72 73 69 72 286 +2 T26
Ji Eun-hee   South Korea 2009 72 72 71 74 289 +5 T39
Brittany Lang   United States 2016 76 69 74 75 294 +10 T68

Missed the cutEdit

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Paula Creamer   United States 2010 73 73 146 +4
Cristie Kerr   United States 2007 76 74 150 +8
Karrie Webb   Australia 2000, 2001 77 73 150 +8
Chun In-gee   South Korea 2015 74 79 153 +11
Choi Na-yeon   South Korea 2012 74 80 154 +12

Round summariesEdit

First roundEdit

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Mamiko Higa, playing in her first U.S. Women's Open, shot a 6-under-par 65 to take a one stroke lead over Esther Henseleit and amateur Gina Kim. Defending champion Ariya Jutanugarn and world number 1 Ko Jin-young were seven strokes back after rounds of 72.[10]

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Mamiko Higa   Japan 65 −6
T2 Esther Henseleit   Germany 66 −5
Gina Kim (a)   United States
4 Céline Boutier   France 67 −4
T5 Kim Sei-young   South Korea 68 −3
Azahara Muñoz   Spain
T7 Carlota Ciganda   Spain 69 −2
Jessica Korda   United States
Nelly Korda   United States
Andrea Lee (a)   United States
Yu Liu   China
Misuzu Narita   Japan
Jenny Shin   South Korea

Second roundEdit

Friday, May 31, 2019
Saturday, June 1, 2019

A two-hour weather delay meant that the second round could not be completed on Friday. 45 players completed their second rounds on Saturday morning.[11] Mamiko Higa shot an even-par 71 to maintain a one-stroke lead over Céline Boutier and Jessica Korda.[12]

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Mamiko Higa   Japan 65-71=136 −6
T2 Céline Boutier   France 67-70=137 −5
Jessica Korda   United States 69-68=137
4 Gina Kim (a)   United States 66-72=138 −4
T5 Jaye Marie Green   United States 71-68=139 −3
Kim Sei-young   South Korea 68-71=139
Lee Jeong-eun   South Korea 70-69=139
Ryu So-yeon   South Korea 71-68=139
Lexi Thompson   United States 70-69=139
T10 Nelly Korda   United States 69-71=140 −2
Yu Liu   China 69-71=140
Minjee Lee   Australia 71-69=140
Azahara Muñoz   Spain 68-72=140
Inbee Park   South Korea 70-70=140
Park Sung-hyun   South Korea 71-69=140
Gerina Piller   United States 70-70=140
Angel Yin   United States 72-68=140

Third roundEdit

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Céline Boutier and Yu Liu, former teammates at Duke University, shared the lead after the third round. They were one stroke ahead of first and second round leader Mamiko Higa, Jaye Marie Green, and Lexi Thompson.[12]

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Céline Boutier   France 67-70-69=206 −7
Yu Liu   China 69-71-66=206
T3 Jaye Marie Green   United States 71-68-68=207 −6
Mamiko Higa   Japan 65-71-71=207
Lexi Thompson   United States 70-69-68=207
6 Lee Jeong-eun   South Korea 70-69-69=208 −5
T7 Jessica Korda   United States 69-68-72=209 −4
Gaby López   Mexico 72-70-67=209
T9 Minjee Lee   Australia 71-69-70=210 −3
Nanna Koerstz Madsen   Denmark 73-71-66=210
Ryu So-yeon   South Korea 71-68-71=210

Final roundEdit

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Lee Jeong-eun   South Korea 70-69-69-70=278 −6 1,000,000
T2 Ryu So-yeon   South Korea 71-68-71-70=280 −4 412,168
Lexi Thompson   United States 70-69-68-73=280
Angel Yin   United States 72-68-72-68=280
T5 Céline Boutier   France 67-70-69-75=281 −3 178,633
Jaye Marie Green   United States 71-68-68-74=281
Mamiko Higa   Japan 65-71-71-74=281
Yu Liu   China 69-71-66-75=281
Gerina Piller   United States 70-70-73-68=281
T10 Jessica Korda   United States 69-68-72-73=282 −2 125,518
Ally McDonald   United States 72-72-67-71=282

ScorecardEdit

Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Par 4 4 3 4 5 3 4 4 5 4 3 4 4 4 5 4 3 4
  Lee −4 −5 −5 −5 −5 −5 −5 −5 −5 −5 −6 −7 −7 −7 −8 −7 −7 −6
  Ryu −1 −1 −2 −2 −3 −3 −3 −2 −2 −2 −2 −3 −3 −3 −4 −4 −4 −4
  Thompson −5 −5 −4 −3 −3 −3 −4 −4 −5 −5 −4 −4 −3 −3 −3 −3 −3 −4
  Yin −1 −1 −1 −1 −2 −2 −2 −2 −3 −3 −3 −3 −3 −3 −4 −5 −5 −4
  Boutier −5 −5 −4 −4 −5 −6 −6 −6 −6 −6 −5 −5 −5 −5 −5 −5 −5 −3
  Green −6 −6 −5 −5 −6 −6 −5 −5 −6 −6 −6 −5 −5 −4 −4 −3 −3 −3
  Higa −6 −6 −5 −5 −5 −4 −4 −3 −3 −2 −2 −2 −1 −2 −2 −3 −3 −3
  Liu −6 −5 −5 −4 −5 −4 −4 −4 −5 −5 −5 −5 −5 −4 −4 −4 −3 −3
  Piller E E −1 −1 −2 −2 −2 −2 −3 −4 −5 −5 −4 −3 −3 −3 −3 −3

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par

Birdie Bogey Double bogey

Source:[13]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Nichols, Beth Ann (May 28, 2019). "U.S. Women's Open champion will earn $1 million for the first time". USA Today.
  2. ^ a b "74th U.S. Women's Open Championship – Entry Form". USGA. Retrieved April 16, 2019.
  3. ^ "2019 U.S. Women's Open: Who's Exempt". USGA. Retrieved April 16, 2019.
  4. ^ Beall, Joel (May 24, 2019). "Michelle Wie drops out of U.S. Women's Open with ailing wrist issue". Golf Digest. Retrieved May 24, 2019.
  5. ^ a b c Mell, Randall (April 18, 2019). "Entries closed for U.S. Women's Open as ages 11 to 63 try to qualify". Golf Channel.
  6. ^ Herrington, Ryan (April 27, 2019). "Stacy Lewis receives exemption into the U.S. Women's Open as USGA plans to review maternity policy". Golf Digest.
  7. ^ "2019 U.S. Women's Open Qualifying Results". USGA.
  8. ^ Chose to attempt qualifying in order to attempt her professional debut at this tournament. If she had failed to qualify here, she would have had retained her amateur status through this tournament, as she had qualified with her amateur status in (5) and (6).
  9. ^ Nichols, Beth Ann (April 29, 2019). "ANWA stars Jennifer Kupcho, Maria Fassi qualify for U.S. Women's Open". Golfweek.
  10. ^ "Higa cards 65, lowest U.S. Women's Open debut". ESPN. Associated Press. May 30, 2019.
  11. ^ Driscoll, Ron (May 31, 2019). "Higa Retains Lead in Weather-Delayed Round 2". USGA.
  12. ^ a b "Ex-Duke teammates Liu, Boutier take Open lead". ESPN. Associated Press. June 1, 2019.
  13. ^ "U.S. Women's Open". USGA. Retrieved June 3, 2019.

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