1978 U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship

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1978 U.S. Women's Open
Tournament information
Dates July 20–23, 1978
Location Indianapolis, Indiana
Course(s) Country Club of Indianapolis
Organized by USGA
Tour(s) LPGA Tour
Statistics
Par 71
Length 6,115 yards (5,592 m)
Cut 154 (+12)
Prize fund $100,000
Winner's share $15,000
Champion
United States Hollis Stacy
289 (+5)
Country Club of Indianapolis is located in the US
Country Club of Indianapolis
Country Club 
of Indianapolis
Location in the United States
Country Clubof Indianapolis is located in Indiana
Country Clubof Indianapolis
Country Club
of Indianapolis
Location in Indiana

The 1978 U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship was the 33rd U.S. Women's Open, held July 20–23 at Country Club of Indianapolis in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Defending champion Hollis Stacy won the second of her three U.S. Women's Open titles, one stroke ahead of runners-up JoAnne Carner and Sally Little.[1] She sank a five-foot (1.5 m) putt for par on the 72nd green to secure the win,[2] the second of her four major titles.

Past champions in the field[edit]

Made the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Hollis Stacy  United States 1977 70 75 72 72 289 +5 1
JoAnne Carner  United States 1971, 1976 73 72 73 72 290 +6 T2
Donna Caponi Young  United States 1969, 1970 68 78 73 75 294 +10 T6
Mickey Wright  United States 1958, 1959,
1961, 1964
74 77 77 71 299 +15 T23
Mary Mills  United States 1963 76 76 73 75 300 +16 T28
Sandra Palmer  United States 1975 77 77 75 73 302 +18 T34
Sandra Spuzich  United States 1966 74 77 74 78 303 +19 T39

Source:[1]

Missed the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Kathy Cornelius  United States 1956 76 80 156 +14
Carol Mann  United States 1965 81 81 162 +20
Patty Berg  United States 1946 83 85 168 +26

Source:[3][4]

Final leaderboard[edit]

Sunday, July 23, 1978

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Hollis Stacy  United States 70-75-72-72=289 +5 15,000
T2 JoAnne Carner  United States 73-72-73-72=290 +6 7,000
Sally Little  South Africa 75-75-75-65=290
T4 Jane Blalock  United States 74-74-71-74=293 +9 4,650
Pam Higgins  United States 74-73-75-71=293
T6 Donna Caponi Young  United States 68-78-73-75=294 +10 3,260
Donna White  United States 72-72-79-71=294
Kathy Martin  United States 76-74-71-73=294
T9 Nancy Lopez  United States 71-73-79-72=295 +11 $2,533
Peggy Conley  United States 75-76-70-74=295
Sandra Post  Canada 78-73-74-70=295

Source:[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Stacy makes it two straight". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. Associated Press. July 24, 1978. p. 1B. 
  2. ^ "Hollis Stacy defends Open title with 1-stroke win". Bangor Daily News. Maine. UPI. July 24, 1978. p. 10. 
  3. ^ "Young sets mark, Lopez sets sights". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. Associated Press. July 21, 1978. p. 3D. 
  4. ^ "Lopez teeters, but doesn't topple to share Open lead". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. Associated Press. July 22, 1978. p. 2C. 

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