1985 U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship

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1985 U.S. Women's Open
Tournament information
Dates July 11–14, 1985
Location Springfield, New Jersey
Course(s) Baltusrol Golf Club,
Upper Course
Organized by USGA
Tour(s) LPGA Tour
Statistics
Par 72
Length 6,274 yards (5,737 m)[1]
Field 153 players, 62 after cut
Cut 151 (+7)
Prize fund $250,000
Winner's share $41,975
Champion
United States Kathy Baker
280 (–8)
Baltusrol Golf Club is located in the US
Baltusrol Golf Club
Baltusrol 
Golf Club
Location in the United States
BaltusrolGolf Club is located in Union County, New Jersey
BaltusrolGolf Club
Baltusrol
Golf Club

The 1985 U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship was the 40th U.S. Women's Open, held July 11–14 at the Upper Course of Baltusrol Golf Club, in Springfield, New Jersey, west of New York City.

Kathy Baker, 24, won her first LPGA Tour event and only major title, three strokes ahead of runner-up Judy Clark (later Dickinson).[2][3] Baker (later Guadagnino) held the lead after 54 holes at 210 (–6), one stroke ahead of Clark and 36-hole leader Nancy Lopez.[1][4]

The 153-player field included 24 amateurs.[5]

The Upper Course previously hosted the U.S. Open in 1936, won by Tony Manero. The U.S. Women's Open in 1961 was played on the more renowned Lower Course, where Mickey Wright won the third of her four titles.

Past champions in the field[edit]

Made the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Amy Alcott  United States 1980 72 72 74 74 292 +4 11
Jan Stephenson  Australia 1983 71 74 73 75 293 +5 T12
Pat Bradley  United States 1981 74 75 71 73 293 +5 T12
Janet Anderson  United States 1982 70 73 75 78 296 +8 T20
Susie Berning  United States 1968, 1972, 1973 80 71 72 75 298 +10 T30
Jerilyn Britz  United States 1979 78 73 69 79 299 +11 T37
Donna Caponi  United States 1969, 1970 75 73 72 80 300 +12 T39
Sandra Palmer  United States 1975 77 74 73 76 300 +12 T39
JoAnne Carner  United States 1971, 1976 77 73 75 76 301 +13 T48

Source:[3]

Missed the cut[edit]

Player Country Years won R1 R2 Total To par
Hollis Stacy  United States 1976, 1977, 1984 76 76 156 +12

Source:[6]

Final leaderboard[edit]

Sunday, July 14, 1985

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Kathy Baker  United States 70-72-68-70=280 –8 41,975
2 Judy Clark  United States 71-75-65-72=283 –5 21,700
3 Vicki Alvarez  United States 72-69-71-75=287 –1 16,800
T4 Janet Coles  United States 72-69-71-76=288 E 10,854
Nancy Lopez  United States 70-70-71-77=288
T6 Sally Little  South Africa
 United States
73-70-74-72=289 +1 7,498
Penny Pulz  Australia 75-74-70-70=289
T8 Jane Geddes  United States 74-75-69-72=290 +2 5,893
Betsy King  United States 71-73-71-75=290
Ayako Okamoto  Japan 72-74-73-71=290

Source:[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Cimino, Rich (July 14, 1985). "Newcomers atop Open's leaderboard". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. Newsday. p. 4C. 
  2. ^ McDermott, Barry (July 22, 1985). "Opening in high style". Sports Illustrated. p. 28. 
  3. ^ a b c Jenkins, Sally (July 15, 1985). "Baker shakes off pressure to win Open". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. (Washington Post). p. 1C. 
  4. ^ "Lopez's putter makes her day at the Open". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. Associated Press. July 13, 1985. p. 1C. 
  5. ^ "Lopez off to good start in U.S. Women's Open". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. Associated Press. July 12, 1985. p. 3E. 
  6. ^ "Golf: U.S. Women's Open scores". Palm Beach Post. July 13, 1985. p. D-5. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°42′18″N 74°19′41″W / 40.705°N 74.328°W / 40.705; -74.328