2011 U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship

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2011 U.S. Women's Open
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Tournament information
Dates July 7–11, 2011
Location Colorado Springs, Colorado
Course(s) The Broadmoor, East Course
Organized by USGA
Tour(s) LPGA Tour
Statistics
Par 71 [1]
Length 7,047 yards (6,444 m) [1]
Field 156 players, 72 after cut
Cut 149 (+7)
Prize fund $3.25 million
Winner's share $585,000
Champion
South Korea So Yeon Ryu
281 (–3), playoff
The Broadmoor is located in United States
The Broadmoor
The Broadmoor
Location in the United States

The 2011 U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship was the 66th U.S. Women's Open, played July 7–11 at The Broadmoor East Course in Colorado Springs, Colorado.[1] It was one of 13 national championships conducted by the United States Golf Association (USGA).[2] The course is at an elevation of over 6,200 feet (1,890 m) above sea level and previously hosted the U.S. Women's Open in 1995, the first major championship won by Annika Sörenstam. Broadmoor East was the first course in the history of the tournament to play longer than 7,000 yards (6,400 m)[3]

Because of repeated weather delays during each of the tournament days, each round spanned multiple days and play was concluded on Monday, July 11.[4]

The champion was So Yeon Ryu of South Korea, who defeated compatriot Hee Kyung Seo in a three-hole aggregate playoff. Both players finished the regulation 72 holes at 281 (–3), two strokes ahead of Cristie Kerr. Seo completed her final round on Sunday and Ryu on Monday morning. Ryu won the playoff by three strokes, with birdies on the last two holes.

This was the first U.S. Women's Open to use the three-hole aggregate playoff. The playoff was formerly 18 holes, last played in 2006; the format was changed for 2007.[4]

Qualifying and field[edit]

The championship was open to any female professional or amateur golfer with a USGA handicap index not exceeding 4.4. Players qualified by competing in one of twenty 36-hole qualifying tournaments that took place between May 16 and June 5 at sites across the United States. Additional players were exempt from qualifying because of past performances in professional or amateur tournaments around the world.[5][6]

Exempt from qualifying[edit]

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. Golfers qualifying in Category 10 who qualify by more than one method are also denoted with the tour by which they qualified.[7]

1. Winners of the U.S. Women's Open for the last ten years (2001–2010)
Juli Inkster (7), Paula Creamer (6,7,9) Eun-Hee Ji (7), Cristie Kerr (3,7,9), Birdie Kim, Inbee Park (6,7,10-JLPGA), Karrie Webb (5,7,8,9)
Exempt but did not enter tournament: Hilary Lunke, Meg Mallon, Annika Sörenstam

2. Winner and runner-up from the 2010 U.S. Women's Amateur Championship (must be an amateur)
Danielle Kang (The runner-up, Jessica Korda, turned professional in December 2010[8] and lost her exemption in this category. She qualified at May 16 sectional qualifying in Osprey, Florida.)

3. Winners of the LPGA Championship for the last five years (2007–2011)
Anna Nordqvist (7), Suzann Pettersen (6,7,9), Yani Tseng (4,5,6,7,8,9)

4. Winners of the Ricoh Women's British Open for the last five years (2006–2010)
Catriona Matthew (7), Jiyai Shin (6,7,8,9), Sherri Steinhauer (7)
Exempt but did not enter tournament: Lorena Ochoa (7)

5. Winners of the Kraft Nabisco Championship for the last five years (2007–2011)
Stacy Lewis (7,8,9), Brittany Lincicome (7,9), Morgan Pressel (7,8)

6. 10 lowest scorers and anyone tying for 10th place from the 2010 U.S. Women's Open Championship
Na Yeon Choi (7,8,9) I.K. Kim (7,8,9,10–LET), Brittany Lang (7), Amy Yang (7), Christina Kim (7), Lexi Thompson, Sakura Yokomine (10-JLPGA)

7. Top 70 money leaders from the 2010 final official LPGA money list
Shi Hyun Ahn, Kyeong Bae, Amanda Blumenherst, Laura Diaz, Shanshan Feng, Meaghan Francella, Katie Futcher, Sandra Gal (8,9), Natalie Gulbis, Sophie Gustafson, Hee-Won Han, Maria Hjorth (8,9), Katherine Hull (9), Amy Hung, M.J. Hur, Pat Hurst, Vicky Hurst, Haeji Kang, Jeong Jang, Jimin Kang (9), Song-Hee Kim, Candie Kung, Jee Young Lee, Meena Lee, Seon Hwa Lee, Teresa Lu, Kristy McPherson, Na On Min, Azahara Muñoz, Ai Miyazato (9), Mika Miyazato, Gwladys Nocera, Se Ri Pak, Hee Young Park, Stacy Prammanasudh, Beatriz Recari (9), Michele Redman, Alena Sharp, Sarah Jane Smith, Angela Stanford, Karen Stupples, Momoko Ueda, Mariajo Uribe, Wendy Ward, Michelle Wie (8,9), Lindsey Wright, Sun Young Yoo, Heather Bowie Young
Exempt but did not enter tournament: Karine Icher

8. Top 10 money leaders from the 2011 official LPGA money list, through the close of entries on May 4 (must have filed an entry by May 4)
All players in this category already qualified in at least one other category

9. Winners of LPGA co-sponsored events, whose victories are considered official, from the conclusion of the 2010 U.S. Women's Open Championship to the initiation of the 2011 U.S. Women's Open Championship
All players in this category already qualified in at least one other category

10. Top five money leaders from the 2010 Japan LPGA Tour, Korea LPGA Tour and Ladies European Tour
Japan LPGA Tour: Sun-Ju Ahn, Mi-Jeong Jeon, Yukari Baba
Korea LPGA Tour: Bo Mee Lee, Soo Jin Yang, Shin Ae Ahn, So Yeon Ryu, Hye Youn Kim
Ladies European Tour: Lee-Anne Pace, Laura Davies, Melissa Reid
Exempt but did not enter tournament: Iben Tinning (LET)

11. Special exemptions selected by the USGA
none

Qualifiers[edit]

The following players qualified for the 2011 U.S. Women's Open through one of the sectional qualifying tournaments. At sites with multiple qualifiers, players are listed in order of qualifying scores, from lowest score to highest.[9]

May 16 at Oak Valley Golf Club, Beaumont, California
Ariya Jutanugarn, Gabriella Then, Moriya Jutanugarn

May 16 at The Oaks Club, Osprey, Florida
Jessica Korda, Victoria Tanco, Doris Chen, Jane Park

May 16 at Druid Hills Golf Club, Atlanta, Georgia
Reilley Rankin, Whitney Wade, Mariah Stackhouse

May 16 at Paradise Pointe Club (The Outlaw and The Posse Courses), Kansas City, Missouri
Yoo Kyeong Kim

May 17 at Carolina Trace Country Club (Lake Course), Sanford, North Carolina)
Jean Chua, Lauren Doughtie

May 17 at Indiana Country Club, Indiana, Pennsylvania
Whitney Neuhauser, Jennifer Johnson

May 22 at Poipu Bay Golf Club, Koloa, Hawaii
Mariel Galdiano

May 23 at Lake Merced Golf Club, Daly City, California
Ryann O'Toole, Mina Harigae, Sofie Andersson, Shinobu Moromizato

May 23 at Deerwood Country Club, Jacksonwille, Florida
Mi Hyun Kim, Aree Song, Silvia Cavalleri, Lindy Duncan, Christine Wolf, Nicole Hage, Paola Morena

May 23 at Westmoreland Country Club, Wilmette, Illinois
Junthima Gulyanamitta, Brittany Johnson, Ashley Prange, Karin Sjödin

May 23 at Woodmont Country Club, Rockville, Maryland
Leta Lindley, Julieta Granada, Cindy Lacrosse, Young-A Yang, Chella Choi, Saehee Son, Danah Bordner, Joanna Coe

May 23 at Medina Golf and Country Club, Medina, Minnesota
Amy Anderson, Kelly Shon

May 23 at Fiddler's Elbow Country Club, Bedminster, New Jersey
Hee Kyung Seo, Belen Mozo, Jin Young Pak

May 23 at Royal Oakes Country Club, Vancouver, Washington
Jessi Gebhardt, Christina Proteau, Sue Kim

May 25 at Crestview Country Club, Agawam, Massachusetts
Alison Walshe, Dewi Claire Schreefel, Anna Grzebien, Jennifer Kirby, Harukyo Nomura, Brittany Marchand, Jaclyn Sweeney

May 31 at Industry Hills Golf Club (Eisenhower Course), City of Industry, California
Jennifer Rosales, Stephanie Kono, Erynne Lee, Lizette Salas

May 31 at Pine Forest Country Club, Houston, Texas
Katy Harris, Lisa McCloskey, Becky Morgan

May 31 at Prestonwood Country Club (Hills Course), Plano, Texas
Sarah Kemp, Emily Collins, Chelsea Mocio

June 2 at Alta Mesa Golf Club, Mesa, Arizona
Kyung Kim, Betsy King, Margarita Ramos

June 5 at Broadmoor Golf Club (East Course), Colorado Springs, Colorado
Anya Alvarez, Garrett Phillips, Mallory Blackwelder

Alternates
Rachel Rohanna, Xiyu Lin, and Jennifer Song – the first alternates from the Colorado Springs, Beaumont, CA, and the New Jersey qualifiers, respectively, were added to the field because all the winners of regular LPGA events from the close of entries on May 4 through the start of the U.S. Women's Open (Suzann Pettersen at the Sybase Match Play Championship, Brittany Lincicome at the ShopRite LPGA Classic, and Yani Tseng at the LPGA State Farm Classic), had already qualified for the 2011 U.S. Women's Open.[10]

Emma Talley, the first alternate from the Wilmette, Illinois qualifier was added to the field on June 27 because the winner of the LPGA Championship, Yani Tseng, had already qualified for the Championship.[11]

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 3
Inbee Park  South Korea 2008 71 73 70 72 286 +2 T6
Karrie Webb  Australia 2000, 2001 70 73 72 71 286 +2 T6
Paula Creamer  United States 2010 72 70 73 75 290 +6 T15
Eun-Hee Ji  South Korea 2009 73 69 74 77 293 +9 T27
Se Ri Pak  South Korea 1998 74 70 77 76 297 +13 T45

Missed the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Juli Inkster  United States 1999, 2002 74 76 150 +8
Laura Davies  England 1987 78 75 153 +11
Birdie Kim  South Korea 2005 83 74 157 +15
Betsy King  United States 1989, 1990 83 77 160 +18

Course layout[edit]

Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Yardage 420 339
(265)
560 142
(140)
426 402 426 166 535 3,416 460 440 223
(200)
(168)
450 413 432 180
(170)
600 443 3,631 7,047
Par 4 4 5 3 4 4 4 3 5 36 4 4 3 4 4 4 3 5 4 35 71

Lengths of the course for previous U.S. Women's Opens:

  • 1995: 6,398 yards (5,850 m), par 70

Round summaries[edit]

Weather delays interrupted play throughout the championship and each of the four rounds concluded the following day.[4]

First round[edit]

Thursday, July 7, 2011
Friday, July 8, 2011[12]

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Stacy Lewis  United States 68 –3
T2 Amy Anderson (a)  United States 69 –2
Lizette Salas  United States 69
Ryann O'Toole  United States 69
T5 Lindy Duncan (a)  United States 70 –1
Maria Hjorth  Sweden 70
In-Kyung Kim  South Korea 70
Mika Miyazato  Japan 70
Ai Miyazato  Japan 70
Karrie Webb  Australia 70

Second round[edit]

Friday, July 8, 2011
Saturday, July 9, 2011[13]

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Mika Miyazato  Japan 70–67=137 –5
2 Ai Miyazato  Japan 70–68=138 –4
3 In-Kyung Kim  South Korea 70–69=139 –3
T4 Stacy Lewis  United States 68–73=141 –1
Ryann O'Toole  United States 69–72=141
T6 Paula Creamer  United States 72–70=142 E
Eun-Hee Ji  South Korea 73–69=142
Lizette Salas  United States 69–73=142
Angela Stanford  United States 72–70=142
Wendy Ward  United States 73–69=142
  • Amateurs (a): M. Jutanugarn (+3), Anderson (+4), Tanco (+5), Duncan (+6), Kang (+7), Proteau (+8), Shon (+8), Kono (+10), Talley (+10), Lin (+11), Rohanna (+11), A. Jutanugarn (+12), Kirby (+12), Lee (+12), Kim (+13), Collins (+14), McCloskey (+14), Marchand (+14), Mocio (+17), Chen (+18), Wolf (+19), Stackhouse (+21), Ramos (+22), Then (+23), Galdano (+28).
  • 72 players made the 36-hole cut at 149 (+7) or better (67 professionals, 5 amateurs).[4]

Third round[edit]

Saturday, July 9, 2011
Sunday, July 10, 2011[14]

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Cristie Kerr  United States 71–72–69=212 –1
So Yeon Ryu  South Korea 74–69–69=212
Angela Stanford  United States 72–70–70=212
T4 Mika Miyazato  Japan 70–67–76=213 E
Hee Kyung Seo  South Korea 72–73–68=213
T6 Ai Miyazato  Japan 70–68–76=214 +1
Inbee Park  South Korea 71–73–70=214
T8 Paula Creamer  United States 72–70–73=215 +2
In-Kyung Kim  South Korea 70–69–76=215
Lizette Salas  United States 69–73–73=215
Karrie Webb  Australia 70–73–72=215

Final round[edit]

Sunday, July 10, 2011
Monday, July 11, 2011 [15][16]

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
T1 So Yeon Ryu  South Korea 74–69–69–69=281 –3 Playoff
Hee Kyung Seo  South Korea 72–73–68–68=281
3 Cristie Kerr  United States 71–72–69–71=283 –1 215,493
4 Angela Stanford  United States 72–70–70–72=284 E 150,166
5 Mika Miyazato  Japan 70–67–76–72=285 +1 121,591
T6 Ai Miyazato  Japan 70–68–76–72=286 +2 98,128
Karrie Webb  Australia 70–73–72–71=286
Inbee Park  South Korea 71–73–70–72=286
9 Ryann O'Toole  United States 69–72–75–71=287 +3 81,915
T10 In-Kyung Kim  South Korea 70–69–76–73=288 +4 70,996
Jiyai Shin  South Korea 73–72–73–70=288
Amy Yang  South Korea 75–69–73–71=288

Amateurs: Jutanugarn (+10), Duncan (+16), Tanco (+16), Anderson (+17), Kang (+19)
Source:[17]

Scorecard[edit]

Hole  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9  10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Par 4 4 5 3 4 4 4 3 5 4 4 3 4 4 4 3 5 4
South Korea Ryu –1 –2 –3 –2 –2 –2 –2 –2 –3 –3 –3 –2 –2 –2 –2 –2 –2 –3
South Korea Seo E –1 –1 –1 –1 –2 –3 –4 –5 –4 –4 –4 –4 –4 –4 –4 –3 –3
United States Kerr –1 –1 –1 –1 –1 –1 –2 –1 –2 –2 –1 –1 –1 –1 –1 –1 –1 –1
United States Stanford –1 –1 –2 –2 –3 –3 –3 –2 –3 –4 –2 –2 –1 E E –1 –1 E
Japan M. Miyazato E E E E E +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +2 +3 +3 +2 +1 +1 +1 +1
Japan A. Miyazato E E E E +1 +2 +2 +1 E E +1 +2 +3 +2 +3 +2 +2 +2
Australia Webb +2 +1 E E E E +1 +2 +1 +1 +2 +2 +2 +1 +2 +2 +2 +2
South Korea Park +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +2 +2 +1 +2 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +2 +2

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par
Source:[17]

Playoff[edit]

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 So Yeon Ryu  South Korea 3-4-3=10 –2 585,000
2 Hee Kyung Seo  South Korea 3-6-4=13 +1 350,000

The 3-hole aggregate playoff was contested on holes 16, 17 and 18 (par 3-5-4=12).[4][18][19]

References[edit]

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External links[edit]

Preceded by
2011 LPGA Championship
Major Championships Succeeded by
2011 Women's British Open

Coordinates: 38°47′17″N 104°51′04″W / 38.788°N 104.851°W / 38.788; -104.851