2009 U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship

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2009 U.S. Women's Open
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Tournament information
Dates July 9–12, 2009
Location Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Course(s) Saucon Valley Country Club
Old Course
Organized by USGA
Tour(s) LPGA Tour
Statistics
Par 71
Length 6,740 yards (6,163 m)[1]
Field 156 players, 72 after cut
Cut 151 (+9)
Prize fund $3.25 million
Winner's share $585,000
Champion
South Korea Eun-Hee Ji
284 (E)
Saucon Valley Country Club is located in United States
Saucon Valley Country Club
Saucon Valley Country Club
Location in the United States
Saucon Valley Country Club is located in Pennsylvania
Saucon Valley Country Club
Saucon Valley Country Club
Location in Pennsylvania

The 2009 United States Women's Open Golf Championship was the 64th U.S. Women's Open. Held July 9–12, it was the first U.S. Women's Open to be played at the Old Course of the Saucon Valley Country Club in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Eun-Hee Ji won her only major title, one stroke ahead of runner-up Candie Kung.

Na Yeon Choi shot a 68 (–3) in the first round to take a one-shot lead.[2] Cristie Kerr led the way after the second round after shooting a one-under par 70 for 139 (–3). Top-ranked Lorena Ochoa struggled to a second round 79 (+8) and was nine strokes back at 148 (+6).[3] The 36-hole cut was at 151 (+9) or better, which included seven amateurs among the 72 players who advanced to the weekend. In the third round, Kerr shot 72 (+1) for 211 (–2) and kept the lead, two strokes up on the field after 54 holes.[4]

Ji won the championship after sinking a 20-foot (6 m) birdie putt on the 72nd hole to finish with an even-par 71 and 284, one stroke ahead of runner-up Kung. Ji held off the challenge of playing partner and third-round leader Cristie Kerr, who was chasing a second Open title but carded a 75 (+4) and finished two strokes back.[5]

Past champions in the field[edit]

Made the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Cristie Kerr  United States 2007 71 72 69 71 283 –1 T3
Laura Davies  England 1987 72 75 73 72 292 +8 T17
Juli Inkster  United States 1999, 2002 78 73 72 70 293 +9 T26
Inbee Park  South Korea 2008 75 71 77 70 293 +9 T26
Karrie Webb  Australia 2000, 2001 75 72 74 74 295 +11 T34

Missed the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Se Ri Pak  South Korea 1998 76 77 153 +11
Meg Mallon  United States 1991, 2004 78 82 160 +18
Birdie Kim  South Korea 2005 81 79 160 +18

Course layout[edit]

Old Course

Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Yards 549 435 373 154 409 559 453 387 210
(178)
3,529 332
(252)
165 555 433 399 339
(257)
374 170 444 3,211 6,740
Par 5 4 4 3 4 5 4 4 3 36 4 3 5 4 4 4 4 3 4 35 71

Source:[1][6][7][8]

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Na Yeon Choi  South Korea 68 –3
T2 Cristie Kerr  United States 69 –2
Lorena Ochoa  Mexico
Jean Reynolds  United States
5 Hee Young Park  South Korea 70 –1
T6 Eun-Hee Ji  South Korea 71 E
Young Kim  South Korea
Candie Kung  United States
Kristy McPherson  United States
Anna Nordqvist  Sweden
Lexi Thompson (a)  United States

Second round[edit]

Friday, July 10, 2009

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Cristie Kerr  United States 69–70=139 –3
2 Paula Creamer  United States 72–68=140 –2
3 Jean Reynolds  United States 69–72=141 –1
T4 Giulia Sergas  Italy 75–67=142 E
Na Yeon Choi  South Korea 68–74=142
T6 Song-Hee Kim  Taiwan 74–69=143 +1
Eun-Hee Ji  South Korea 71–72=143
T8 Lindsey Wright  Australia 74–70=144 +2
Yuri Fudoh  Japan 73–71=144
I.K. Kim  South Korea 72–72=144
Brittany Lincicome  United States 72–72=144
Lexi Thompson (a)  United States 71–73=144
Hee Young Park  South Korea 70–74=144
  • 72 players made the cut at 151 (+9) or better[9]

Third round[edit]

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Cristie Kerr  United States 69–70–72=211 –2
2 Eun-Hee Ji  South Korea 71–72–70=213 E
T3 Teresa Lu  Taiwan 76–69–70=215 +2
Jean Reynolds  United States 69–72–74=215
T5 Candie Kung  United States 71–77–68=216 +3
I.K. Kim  South Korea 72–72–72=216
Hee Young Park  South Korea 70–74–72=216
T8 Kyeong Bae  South Korea 75–73–69=217 +4
Suzann Pettersen  Norway 74–71–72=217
Brittany Lincicome  United States 72–72–73=217

Final round[edit]

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Eun-Hee Ji  South Korea 71–72–70–71=284 E 585,000
2 Candie Kung  United States 71–77–68–69=285 +1 350,000
T3 I.K. Kim  South Korea 72–72–72–70=286 +2 183,568
Cristie Kerr  United States 69–70–72–75=286
5 Brittany Lincicome  United States 72–72–73–70=287 +3 122,415
T6 Paula Creamer  United States 72–68–79–69=288 +4 99,126
Ai Miyazato  Japan 74–74–71–69=288
Suzann Pettersen  Norway 74–71–72–71=288
T9 Na Yeon Choi  South Korea 68–74–76–71=289 +5 76,711
Kyeong Bae  South Korea 75–73–69–72=289
Hee Young Park  South Korea 70–74–72–73=289

Source:[9][10][11]

Scorecard[edit]

Final round

Hole  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9  10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Par 4 5 5 3 4 4 4 3 4 5 4 3 5 3 4 4 5 4
South Korea Ji E +1 +1 +2 +2 +1 +2 +1 +1 +3 +3 +3 +2 +1 +1 +1 +1 E
Taiwan Kung +2 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +2 +1 +1 +1 +1 E E E E E +1 +1
United States Kerr −1 −1 −2 −2 −1 E E E E E E E +1 +1 +1 +2 +2 +2
South Korea Kim +3 +3 +3 +3 +2 +2 +4 +3 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +1 +1 +2

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par
Source:[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2009 U.S. Women's Open Fact Sheet". USGA. Retrieved June 11, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Na Yeon Choi takes US Open lead". BBC Sport. July 10, 2009. Retrieved July 13, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Kerr holds narrow lead in U.S. Women's Open". CNN.com. July 11, 2009. Retrieved July 11, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Kerr holds on to lead at US Open". BBC Sport. July 12, 2009. Archived from the original on July 13, 2009. Retrieved July 13, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Ji holds off Kerr to win US Open". BBC Sport. July 13, 2009. Archived from the original on 14 July 2009. Retrieved July 13, 2009. 
  6. ^ "USGA national championships held at SVCC". Saucon Valley Country Club. Retrieved June 12, 2012. 
  7. ^ "2009 U.S. Women's Open - Course Map". USGA. July 2009. Retrieved June 29, 2013. 
  8. ^ "U.S. Women's Open Championship - Course Statistics - All Rounds". USGA. July 12, 2009. Retrieved June 29, 2013. 
  9. ^ a b "2009 U.S. Women's Open: final leaderboard". Yahoo Sports. July 12, 2009. Retrieved June 11, 2012. 
  10. ^ a b "U.S. Women'S Open Championship - Round 4 Full Leaderboard". USGA. July 12, 2009. Retrieved June 29, 2013. 
  11. ^ "2009 U.S. Women's Open Championship: Final Results". USGA. July 12, 2009. Retrieved June 11, 2012. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
2009 LPGA Championship
Major Championships Succeeded by
2009 Women's British Open

Coordinates: 40°33′22″N 75°23′13″W / 40.556°N 75.387°W / 40.556; -75.387