1989 U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship

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1989 U.S. Women's Open
Tournament information
Dates July 13–16, 1989
Location Lake Orion, Michigan
Course(s) Indianwood Golf and
Country Club
, Old Course
Organized by USGA
Tour(s) LPGA Tour
Statistics
Par 71
Length 6,109 yards (5,586 m)[1]
Cut 150 (+8)
Prize fund $450,000
Winner's share $80,000
Champion
United States Betsy King
278 (−6)
IndianwoodGolf & CC is located in the US
IndianwoodGolf & CC
Indianwood
Golf & CC
Location in the United States
Indianwood Golf & CC is located in Michigan
Indianwood Golf & CC
Indianwood Golf & CC
Location in Michigan

The 1989 U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship was the 44th U.S. Women's Open, held July 13–16 at the Old Course of Indianwood Golf and Country Club in Lake Orion, Michigan, north of Detroit.

Betsy King won the first of her two consecutive titles, four strokes ahead of runner-up Nancy Lopez.[2][3][4] It was the second of King's six major titles. With the win, her fifth in 1989, she became the first in the history of the LPGA Tour to exceed $500,000 in earnings for a single season.[1]

Ending the third round on Saturday, King lost four shots on the last four holes and fell into the 54-hole co-lead with Patty Sheehan.[5] The Sunday gallery was the largest to date at the U.S. Women's Open, exceeding 25,000, and King birdied the first hole on the way to a 68. Sheehan, a future champion in 1992 and 1994, carded a disappointing 79 and finished tied for 17th.[2]

The championship returned to Indianwood five years later, in 1994, won by Sheehan.

Past champions in the field[edit]

Made the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Pat Bradley  United States 1981 73 74 68 68 283 −1 T3
Laura Davies  England 1987 73 71 75 66 285 +1 T7
Jane Geddes  United States 1986 70 72 72 72 286 +2 T9
JoAnne Carner  United States 1971, 1976 76 69 71 73 289 +5 T17
Liselotte Neumann  Sweden 1988 71 71 75 73 290 +6 T20
Amy Alcott  United States 1980 73 71 73 74 291 +7 T26
Sandra Haynie  United States 1974 72 73 74 76 295 +11 T37
Hollis Stacy  United States 1977, 1978, 1984 78 70 73 74 295 +11 T37
Kathy Guadagnino  United States 1985 76 74 74 73 297 +13 T43
Jan Stephenson  Australia 1983 75 74

Source:[6][7]

Missed the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Jerilyn Britz  United States 1979 75 76 151 +9
Sandra Palmer  United States 1975 77 77 154 +12

Source:[7]

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

Thursday, July 13, 1989

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Betsy King  United States 67 −4
2 M.L. de Lorenzi-Taya  France 68 −3
3 Jane Geddes  United States 70 −2
T4 Kristi Albers  United States 71 E
Amy Benz  United States
Donna Cusano-Wilkins  United States
Lori Garbacz  United States
Linda Hunt  United States
Caroline Keggi  United States
Debbie Massey  United States
Liselotte Neumann  Sweden
Cathy Reynolds  United States
Angie Ridgeway  United States
Alice Ritzman  United States
Robin Watton  United States

Source:[8]

Second round[edit]

Friday, July 14, 1989

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Betsy King  United States 67-71=138 −4
T2 Lori Garbacz  United States 71-70=141 −1
Patty Sheehan  United States 74-67=141
Colleen Walker  United States 72-69=141
T5 Jane Geddes  United States 70-72=142 E
M.L. de Lorenzi-Taya  France 68-74=142
Liselotte Neumann  Sweden 71-71=142
Dottie Pepper  United States 72-70=142
T9 Danielle Ammaccapane  United States 73-70=143 +1
Donna Cusano-Wilkins  United States 71-72=143
Tammie Green  United States 77-67=143
Linda Hunt  United States 71-72=143
Nancy Lopez  United States 73-70=143
Debbie Massey  United States 71-72=143
Kim Shipman  United States 74-69=143

Source:[9]

Third round[edit]

Saturday, July 15, 1989

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Betsy King  United States 67-71-72=210 −3
Patty Sheehan  United States 74-67-69=210
3 Colleen Walker  United States 72-69-71=212 −1
4 M.L. de Lorenzi-Taya  France 68-74-71=213 E
T5 Donna Cusano-Wilkins  United States 71-72-71=214 +1
Lori Garbacz  United States 71-70-73=214
Jane Geddes  United States 70-72-72=214
Nancy Lopez  United States 73-70-71=214
T9 Myra Blackwelder  United States 76-68-71=215 +2
Pat Bradley  United States 73-74-68=215
Vicki Fergon  United States 72-74-69=215
Marta Figueras-Dotti  Spain 75-70-70=215

Source:[5]

Final round[edit]

Sunday, July 16, 1989

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Betsy King  United States 67-71-72-68=278 −6 80,000
2 Nancy Lopez  United States 73-70-71-68=282 −2 40,000
T3 Pat Bradley  United States 73-74-68-68=283 −1 24,250
Penny Hammel  United States 74-73-69-67=283
T5 Dottie Pepper  United States 72-70-75-67=284 E 15,043
Lori Garbacz  United States 71-70-73-70=284
T7 Laura Davies  England 73-71-75-66=285 +1 11,931
Vicki Fergon  United States 72-74-69-70=285
T9 Colleen Walker  United States 72-69-71-74=286 +2 9,974
Jane Geddes  United States 70-72-72-72=286

Source:[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "King regroups, takes U.S. Women's Open in walk". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Associated Press. July 17, 1989. p. 12. 
  2. ^ a b Stewart, John W. (July 17, 1989). "King runs away from U.S. Open field". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. (Baltimore Sun). p. 1B. 
  3. ^ Bunch, Ken (July 17, 1989). "King runs away with Open title". Milwaukee Sentinel. p. 1, part 2. 
  4. ^ Garrity, John (July 24, 1989). "A King is crowned queen". Sports Illustrated. p. 71. 
  5. ^ a b White, Gordon S., Jr. (July 16, 1989). "King suffers big collapse in the Open". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. (New York Times). p. 7E. 
  6. ^ a b "Golf: U.S. Women's Open scores". Milwaukee Sentinel. July 17, 1989. p. 6, part 2. 
  7. ^ a b "Golf: U.S. Women's Open scores". Milwaukee Sentinel. July 15, 1989. p. 2, part 2. 
  8. ^ "King claims lead in women's open". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. Associated Press. July 14, 1989. p. 5C. 
  9. ^ Stewart, John W. (July 15, 1989). "King remains steady for three-stroke bulge at Open". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. (Baltimore Sun). p. 3D. 

External links[edit]

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