2014 U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship

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2014 U.S. Women's Open
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Tournament information
Dates June 19–22, 2014
Location Pinehurst, North Carolina
Course(s) Pinehurst Resort,
Course No. 2
Organized by USGA
Tour(s) LPGA Tour
Statistics
Par 70
Length 6,649 yards (6,080 m)[1]
Field 156 players, 71 after cut
Cut 149 (+9)
Prize fund $4.0 million[2]
Winner's share $720,000[2]
Champion
United States Michelle Wie
278 (−2)
Pinehurst Resort is located in United States
Pinehurst Resort
Pinehurst
Resort
Location in the United States
Pinehurst Resort is located in North Carolina
Pinehurst Resort
Pinehurst
Resort
Location in North Carolina

The 2014 U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship was the 69th U.S. Women's Open, held June 19–22 at Pinehurst Resort Course No. 2 in Pinehurst, North Carolina. It marked the first time that the U.S. Women's Open was played on the same course in the same year as the U.S. Open. The U.S. Women's Open was played in the week immediately following the U.S. Open.

First played in 1946, the U.S. Women's Open is the oldest of the five current major championships and the second of the 2014 season. It has the largest purse in women's golf at $4.0 million, with a winner's share of $720,000.

Michelle Wie won her first major title, two strokes ahead of runner-up Stacy Lewis. Stephanie Meadow was a stroke back in solo third in her debut event as a professional.[3]

Qualifying and field[edit]

The championship is open to any female professional or amateur golfer with a USGA handicap index not exceeding 2.4.[1] Players qualified by competing in one of twenty 36-hole qualifying tournaments held at sites across the United States and at international sites in China, England, Japan, and South Korea. Additional players were exempt from qualifying because of past performances in professional or amateur tournaments around the world.

The United States Golf Association received 1,702 entries for the championship, breaking the year-old record of 1,420 in 2013.[1][4] The handicap index limit in 2013 was 4.4.[5]

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 12 who qualified in other categories are denoted with the tour by which they qualified.[6]

1. Winners of the U.S. Women's Open for the last ten years (2004–2013)
Na Yeon Choi (9,13,14), Paula Creamer (8,9,10,11,13,14), Eun-Hee Ji (9), Cristie Kerr (4,9,13,14), Birdie Kim, Inbee Park (4,6,8,9,10,11,13,14), So Yeon Ryu (8,9,13,14)

2. Winner and runner-up from the 2013 U.S. Women's Amateur (must be an amateur)
Emma Talley. The runner-up, Yueer Cindy Feng, turned professional in December 2013, forfeiting her exemption from qualifying. She qualified in Bradenton, Florida.

3. Winner of the 2013 Mark H. McCormack Medal (Women's World Amateur Golf Ranking) (must be an amateur)
The winner, Lydia Ko, turned professional in October 2013, forfeiting her exemption from qualifying. She qualified for the tournament in four other categories, with the highest-ranking being category 10.

4. Winners of the LPGA Championship for the last five years (2009–2013)
Shanshan Feng (8,9,11,13,14), Anna Nordqvist (9,10,11,13,14), Yani Tseng (5,6,9)

5. Winners of the Ricoh Women's British Open for the last five years (2009–2013)
Stacy Lewis (6,9,10,11,13,14), Catriona Matthew (9,13,14)
Jiyai Shin was exempt in this category and in categories 9 and 13 but did not enter the tournament.

6. Winners of the Kraft Nabisco Championship for the last five years (2010–2014)
Lexi Thompson (9,10,11,12-LET,13,14), Sun-Young Yoo (9)

7. Winner of the 2013 Evian Championship
Suzann Pettersen (9,11,12-LET,13,14)

8. Ten lowest scorers and anyone tying for 10th place from the 2013 U.S. Women's Open Championship
Jodi Ewart Shadoff (9), I.K. Kim (9,13,14), Jessica Korda (9,11,13,14), Brittany Lang (9), Brittany Lincicome (9), Angela Stanford (9,13,14)

9. Top 70 money leaders from the 2013 final official LPGA money list
Chie Arimura, Christel Boeljon, Nicole Castrale, Chella Choi (10,13,14), Carlota Ciganda (12-LET), Irene Coe, Jacqui Concolino, Sandra Gal, Julieta Granada, Natalie Gulbis, Mina Harigae, Caroline Hedwall, Katherine Hull-Kirk, Karine Icher, Juli Inkster, Jennifer Johnson, Moriya Jutanugarn, Danielle Kang, Haeji Kang, Candie Kung, Ilhee Lee, Jee Young Lee, Meena Lee, Pernilla Lindberg, Mo Martin, Caroline Masson, Ai Miyazato, Mika Miyazato, Azahara Muñoz (10,13,14), Se Ri Pak (13,14), Hee Young Park (11,13,14), Jane Park, Pornanong Phatlum, Gerina Piller, Stacy Prammanasudh (did not enter), Morgan Pressel, Beatriz Recari (11), Jennifer Rosales, Lizette Salas (11,13,14), Dewi Claire Schreefel, Hee Kyung Seo (did not enter), Giulia Sergas, Jenny Shin, Ayako Uehara, Mariajo Uribe, Alison Walshe, Karrie Webb (10,11,13,14), Michelle Wie (10,11,13,14), Amy Yang (11,13,14)

10. Top 10 money leaders from the 2014 official LPGA money list, through the close of entries on April 30
Lydia Ko (11,13,14)

11. Winners of LPGA co-sponsored events, whose victories are considered official, from the conclusion of the 2013 U.S. Women's Open Championship to the initiation of the 2014 U.S. Women's Open Championship
Teresa Lu (12-JLPGA)

12. Top five money leaders from the 2013 Japan LPGA Tour, Korea LPGA Tour and Ladies European Tour

13. Top 25 point leaders from the current Rolex Rankings and anyone tying for 25th place as of April 30, 2014
All players already qualified in other categories.

14. Top 25 point leaders from the current Rolex Rankings and anyone tying for 25th place as of June 16, 2014
All players already qualified in other categories.

15. Special exemptions selected by the USGA
None selected

Qualifiers[edit]

Additional players qualified through sectional qualifying tournaments. For the first time in the history of the U.S. Women's Open, qualifying tournaments took place outside of the United States.[8]

May 5 at Honors Golf Club, Carrollton, Texas
Katie Burnett, Jaye Marie Green, Maria Hernandez, Lisa McCloskey, Belen Mozo

May 12 at Waialae Country Club, Honolulu, Hawaii
Xyra Suyetsugu

May 12 at Butler Country Club, Butler, Pennsylvania
Jessica Porvasnik (a), Jennifer Song, Bailey Tardy (a)

May 14 at Oak Valley Golf Course, Beaumont, California
Marissa Chow (a), Tzu-Chi Lin

May 14 at The Heritage at Westmoor, Westminster, Colorado
Céline Boutier (a), Janie Jackson (a)

May 19 at Higashi Nagoya Country Club, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Lala Anai, Chisato Hashimoto (a), Eri Joma, Misuzu Narita, Ayaka Watanabe

May 19 at Buckinghamshire Golf Course, Buckinghamshire, England
Amy Boulden, Nikki Campbell, Holly Clyburn, Nicole Garcia, Rebecca Hudson, Kelsey Macdonald, Stephanie Na, Lucy Williams

May 19 at Half Moon Bay G.L., Half Moon Bay, California
Paige Lee (a), Lucy Li (a), Kathleen Scavo (a)

May 19 at Woo Jeong Hills Country Club, Chungnam, South Korea
Narangyi Bae (a), So-young Lee (a) (withdrew)[7]

May 19 at Dunwoody Country Club, Dunwoody, Georgia
Brooke Pancake, Erica Popson, Jessica Wallace

May 19 at Indian Hill Club, Winnetka, Illinois
Hannah Pietila (a), Elizabeth Tong (a)

May 19 at North Oaks Golf Course, North Oaks, Minnesota
Minjee Lee (a)

May 19 at CGA Nanshan International Training Center, Shandong, China
So-Young Jang, Yuting Shi (a)

May 19 at Hermitage Counry Club, Manakin-Sabot, Virginia
Dori Carter, Brooke Mackenzie Henderson (a), Sue Kim, Rebecca Lee-Bentham, Kristy McPherson, Kris Tamulis

May 20 at Lake Forest Golf and Country Club, St. Louis, Missouri
Jasi Acharya, Samantha Gotcher (a)

May 20 at The Woodlands Country Club, The Woodlands, Texas
Ashley Knoll, Marissa Steen

May 20 at Rainier Golf & Country Club, Seattle, Washington
Jordan Ferreira (a), Carleigh Silvers

May 21 at Rumson Country Club, Rumson, New Jersey
Laura Davies, Catherine O'Donnell

May 27 at Industry Hills Golf Club, City of Industry, California
Brianna Do, Andrea Lee (a)

May 27 at Thorny Lea Gof Club, Brockton, Massachusetts
Megan Khang (a), Caroline Powers

May 28 at Country Club at DC Ranch, Scottsdale, Arizona
Madison Kerley (a), Sadena Parks, Cheyenne Woods

May 28 at The Ritz-Carlton Members Golf Club, Bradenton, Florida
Sandra Changkija, Yueer Cindy Feng, Paula Hurtado

May 29 at Carolina Trace Country Club, Sanford, North Carolina
Weiling Hsu, Stacey Keating, Ally McDonald (a), Marta Silva

May 30 at Quail Valley Golf Club, Vero Beach, Florida
Karlin Beck, Mathilda Cappeliez (a), Emily Penttila (a)

(a) indicates amateur

Alternates added to field[edit]

The following players were added to the field on June 4 when spots reserved for exemptions in various categories were not used:[7]

  • Stephanie Meadow, the first alternate from the Beaumont, California qualifier
  • Ashleigh Simon, the first alternate from the Carrollton, Texas qualifier
  • Sarah Jane Smith, the first alternate from the Manakin-Sabot, Virginia qualifier
  • Kelly Tan, the first alternate from the Dunwoody, Georgia qualifier

Sierra Sims, the first alternate from The Woodlands, Texas, qualifier, was added to the field when Sun-Ju Ahn who was exempt in category 12 withdrew.[7]

Hee Kyung Bae, the first alternate from the Korea qualifier, was added to the field when So-young Lee, who had advanced through the Korea qualifier, withdrew.[7]

Laura Diaz, the first alternate from the Butler, Pennsylvania qualifier, was added to the field on June 10 when the space reserved for the winner of the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic was not used because the winner, Inbee Park, had already qualified in multiple categories.[9]

Nationalities in the field[edit]

North America (66) South America (4) Europe (29) Oceania (9) Asia (45) Africa (3)
 Canada (5)  Colombia (3)  England (5)  Australia (8)  China (2)  South Africa (3)
 United States (61)  Paraguay (1)  Northern Ireland (1)  New Zealand (1)  Japan (12)
 Scotland (2)  Malaysia (1)
 Wales (1)  Philippines (1)
 Finland (1)  South Korea (22)
 France (4)  Taiwan (5)
 Germany (2)  Thailand (2)
 Italy (1)
 Netherlands (2)
 Norway (1)
 Spain (6)
 Sweden (3)

Past champions in the field[edit]

Made the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
So Yeon Ryu  South Korea 2011 69 74 70 70 283 +3 T5
Na Yeon Choi  South Korea 2012 71 70 71 74 286 +6 T13
Paula Creamer  United States 2010 70 72 72 73 287 +7 T15
Juli Inkster  United States 1999, 2002 71 75 66 75 287 +7 T15
Eun-Hee Ji  South Korea 2009 71 75 75 68 289 +9 T28
Karrie Webb  Australia 2000, 2001 70 73 70 77 290 +10 T30
Se Ri Pak  South Korea 1998 76 69 74 73 292 +12 T38
Inbee Park  South Korea 2008, 2013 76 71 73 73 293 +13 T43

Missed the cut[edit]

Player Country Year won R1 R2 Total To par
Cristie Kerr  United States 2007 76 74 150 +10
Birdie Kim  South Korea 2005 79 73 152 +12
Laura Davies  England 1987 82 74 156 +16

Course layout[edit]

Main article: Pinehurst Resort

Course No. 2

Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Yards 366 432 330 451 503 175 389 429 155 3,230 571 447 417 348 419 156 458 184 419 3,419 6,649
Par 4 4 4 4 5 3 4 4 3 35 5 4 4 4 4 3 4 3 4 35 70

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

Thursday, June 19, 2014
Friday, June 20, 2014

Play was suspended Thursday at 7:12 pm EDT due to inclement weather and thirty players completed the first round on Friday morning.[10] Five players finished the round under-par; Stacy Lewis led with a bogey-free 67 (−3) and fellow American Michelle Wie was one stroke back at 68. Minjee Lee, the number one female in the World Amateur Golf Ranking, was tied for third place at one-under-par.[11] The scoring average for the field was 75.83, almost six strokes over-par.[12]

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Stacy Lewis  United States 67 −3
2 Michelle Wie  United States 68 −2
T3 Katherine Kirk  Australia 69 −1
Minjee Lee (a)  Australia
So Yeon Ryu  South Korea
T6 Paula Creamer  United States 70 E
Karrie Webb  Australia
T8 Rebecca Artis  Australia 71 +1
Christel Boeljon  Netherlands
Na Yeon Choi  South Korea
Mina Harigae  United States
Brooke Mackenzie Henderson (a)  Canada
Juli Inkster  United States
Eun-Hee Ji  South Korea
I. K. Kim  South Korea
Sue Kim  Canada
Candie Kung  Taiwan
Stephanie Meadow  Northern Ireland
Pornanong Phatlum  Thailand
Angela Stanford  United States
Lexi Thompson  United States
Amy Yang  South Korea

Second round[edit]

Friday, June 20, 2014

Michelle Wie was the only one to break par in both rounds, shooting 68 again (tied for low round) to lead at 136 (−4), three strokes ahead of Lexi Thompson. First round leader Stacy Lewis shot 73 (+3) and was tied for third with amateur Minjee Lee and Amy Yang at even-par 140.[13] Only six players shot under-par, and the field average was 75.01.[14] Six amateurs made the cut along with 65 professionals at 149 (+9) or better.

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Michelle Wie  United States 68-68=136 −4
2 Lexi Thompson  United States 71-68=139 −1
T3 Minjee Lee (a)  Australia 69-71=140 E
Stacy Lewis  United States 67-73=140
Amy Yang  South Korea 71-69=140
6 Na Yeon Choi  South Korea 71-70=141 +1
T7 Paula Creamer  United States 70-72=142 +2
Mariajo Uribe  Colombia 72-70=142
Sakura Yokomine  Japan 74-68=142
T10 Stephanie Meadow  Northern Ireland 71-72=143 +3
So Yeon Ryu  South Korea 69-74=143
Angela Stanford  United States 71-72=143
Karrie Webb  Australia 70-73=143

Third round[edit]

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Amy Yang shot 68 (−2) to move into a tie for first with Michelle Wie, who shot a two-over-par 72. They were the only competitors under par after the third round, at 208 (−2). Two-time champion Juli Inkster, age 53, shot the low round of the first three days, 66 (−4), to move into a tie for third, four strokes back.[15] First round leader Stacy Lewis carded a 74 (+4) and fell to 214 (+4), six strokes back in a tie for twelfth. Eight were under par for the round and the field scoring average was 73.30, the lowest of the championship.[16]

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Michelle Wie  United States 68-68-72=208 −2
Amy Yang  South Korea 71-69-68=208
T3 Na Yeon Choi  South Korea 71-70-71=212 +2
Juli Inkster  United States 71-75-66=212
Minjee Lee (a)  Australia 69-71-72=212
Stephanie Meadow  Northern Ireland 71-72-69=212
T7 Pornanong Phatlum  Thailand 71-73-69=213 +3
So Yeon Ryu  South Korea 69-74-70=213
Lexi Thompson  United States 71-68-74=213
Karrie Webb  Australia 70-73-70=213
Sakura Yokomine  Japan 74-68-71=213

Final round[edit]

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Michelle Wie shot an even-par 70 final round to win by two strokes over Stacy Lewis. It was Wie's first major and fourth LPGA Tour win. She had a three-shot lead with three holes to play, but double-bogeyed the 16th hole. A birdie on 17 and par on 18 sealed the win.[17] Lewis and Catriona Matthew shot the low rounds of the day, 66. This was the easiest scoring day of the championship; 16 players scored under-par and the field average was 72.39.[18]

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Michelle Wie  United States 68-68-72-70=278 −2 720,000
2 Stacy Lewis  United States 67-73-74-66=280 E 432,000
3 Stephanie Meadow  Northern Ireland 71-72-69-69=281 +1 271,373
4 Amy Yang  South Korea 71-69-68-74=282 +2 191,536
T5 Meena Lee  South Korea 72-73-70-68=283 +3 149,942
So Yeon Ryu  South Korea 69-74-70-70=283
T7 Pornanong Phatlum  Thailand 71-73-69-71=284 +4 113,582
Lexi Thompson  United States 71-68-74-71=284
Sakura Yokomine  Japan 74-68-71-71=284
T10 Brooke Mackenzie Henderson (a)  Canada 71-73-72-69=285 +5 90,861
Catriona Matthew  Scotland 75-69-75-66=285
Jenny Shin  South Korea 74-70-73-68=283

Source:[19]

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 4 4 4 5 3 4 4 3 5 4 4 4 4 3 4 3 4
United States Wie −1 −1 −1 −1 −1 −1 −1 −1 −1 −3 −3 −3 −3 −3 −3 −1 −2 −2
United States Lewis +5 +4 +4 +5 +5 +4 +4 +3 +2 +1 +1 +1 E +1 +1 +2 +1 E
Northern Ireland Meadow +2 +2 +2 +3 +3 +3 +3 +3 +4 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +1
South Korea Yang −1 +1 +1 +2 +1 +1 +2 +2 +2 +1 +1 +2 +2 +3 +3 +3 +3 +2

References[edit]

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External links[edit]

Preceded by
2014 Kraft Nabisco Championship
Major Championships Succeeded by
2014 Women's British Open

Coordinates: 35°11′24″N 79°28′05″W / 35.190°N 79.468°W / 35.190; -79.468