1991 U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship

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1991 U.S. Women's Open
Tournament information
Dates July 11–14, 1991
Location Fort Worth, Texas
Course(s) Colonial Country Club
Organized by USGA
Tour(s) LPGA Tour
Statistics
Par 71
Length 6,340 yards (5,797 m)
Cut 152 (+10)[1]
Prize fund $600,000
Winner's share $110,000
Champion
United States Meg Mallon
283 (−1)
Colonial CC is located in the US
Colonial CC
Colonial CC
Location in the United States
Colonial CC is located in Texas
Colonial CC
Colonial CC
Location in Texas

The 1991 U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship was the 46th edition of the U.S. Women's Open, held July 11–14 at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas. Meg Mallon shot a final round 67 (−4) to finish at 283 (−1), two strokes ahead of runner-up Pat Bradley.[2][3] Mallon trailed Bradley by three strokes with ten holes to play.[4] It was the second of Mallon's four major titles; she won the LPGA Championship two weeks earlier. Mallon won her second U.S. Women's Open and final major thirteen years later in 2004.

Play was so painstakingly slow during the first round that Lori Garbacz decided to protest. While playing the 14th hole, Garbacz had her caddie go to a nearby pay phone and order a pizza that she wanted delivered to the 17th tee. The pizza was waiting for Garbacz and she had plenty of time to eat it, as there were two groups ahead of her waiting to tee off.[5][6]

Mallon won $110,000, the championship's first six-figure winner's share. It was an increase of nearly 30% over the previous year and double that of just four years earlier.

Through 2015, this is the only time the championship has been played in the state of Texas. Colonial has been an annual stop on the PGA Tour since 1946; now known as the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, it is usually played in May. It also hosted the U.S. Open in 1941, the last before World War II.

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 69 73 72 71 285 +1 2
Amy Alcott  United States 1980 75 68 72 71 286 +2 3
JoAnne Carner  United States 1971, 1976 73 72 73 73 291 +7 T11
Liselotte Neumann  Sweden 1988 74 72 74 72 292 +8 T15
Jane Geddes  United States 1986 71 74 76 73 294 +10 T28
Betsy King  United States 1989, 1990 74 78 74 68 294 +10 T28
Sandra Palmer  United States 1975 77 75 73 71 296 +12 35
Hollis Stacy  United States 1977, 1978, 1984 73 76 78 71 298 +14 T41
Laura Davies  England 1987 77 72 71 79 299 +15 T44
Jan Stephenson  Australia 1983 76 73 76 74 299 +15 T44

Source:[2]

Missed the cut[edit]

Player Country Year won R1 R2 Total To par
Kathy Guadagnino  United States 1985 77 76 153 +11
Jerilyn Britz  United States 1979 79 75 154 +12

Source:[1][7]

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

Thursday, July 11, 1991

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Pat Bradley  United States 69 −2
T2 Laurel Kean  United States 70 −1
Meg Mallon  United States
Joan Pitcock  United States
T5 Jane Geddes  United States 71 E
Sarah LeBrun Ingram (a)  United States
T7 Danielle Ammaccapane  United States 72 +1
Judy Dickinson  United States
Sally Little  South Africa
Dana Lofland  United States
Debbie Massey  United States
Missie McGeorge  United States
Mindy Moore  United States
Alice Ritzman  United States
Nancy Scranton  United States
Colleen Walker  United States

Source:[8]

Second round[edit]

Friday, July 12, 1991

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Pat Bradley  United States 69-73=142 E
Joan Pitcock  United States 70-72=142
T3 Amy Alcott  United States 75-68=143 +1
Alice Ritzman  United States 72-71=143
5 Debbie Massey  United States 72-72=144 +2
T6 Danielle Ammaccapane  United States 72-73=145 +3
Jody Anschutz  United States 73-72=145
JoAnne Carner  United States 73-72=145
Jane Geddes  United States 71-74=145
Meg Mallon  United States 70-75=145

Source:[1][7]

Third round[edit]

Saturday, July 13, 1991

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Pat Bradley  United States 69-73-72=214 +1
Joan Pitcock  United States 70-72-72=214
T3 Amy Alcott  United States 75-68-72=215 +2
Brandie Burton  United States 75-71-69=215
T5 Christa Johnson  United States 76-72-68=216 +3
Meg Mallon  United States 70-75-71=216
Kris Tschetter  United States 77-72-67=216
T8 Kristi Albers  United States 76-70-71=217 +4
Jody Anschutz  United States 73-72-72=217
Laurel Kean  United States 70-76-71=217
Dottie Pepper  United States 73-76-68=217

Source:[9]

Final round[edit]

Sunday, July 14, 1991

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Meg Mallon  United States 70-75-71-67=283 –1 110,000
2 Pat Bradley  United States 69-73-72-71=285 +1 55,000
3 Amy Alcott  United States 75-68-72-71=286 +2 32,882
4 Laurel Kean  United States 70-76-71-70=287 +3 23,996
T5 Christa Johnson  United States 76-72-68-72=288 +4 17,601
Dottie Pepper  United States 73-76-68-71=288
7 Joan Pitcock  United States 70-72-72-75=289 +5 14,623
T8 Brandie Burton  United States 75-71-69-75=290 +6 12,252
Jody Anschutz  United States 73-72-72-73=290
Kristi Albers  United States 76-70-71-73=290

Source:[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Bradley shows no signs she might stumble". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. Associated Press. July 13, 1991. p. 1D. 
  2. ^ a b c "Mallon becomes a popular winner...again". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. Associated Press. July 15, 1991. p. 1B. 
  3. ^ Garrity, John (July 22, 1991). "A Sizzler". Sports Illustrated. p. 18. 
  4. ^ Shatel, Tom (July 15, 1991). "Mallon drums up 2nd major". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. (Dallas Morning News). p. C1. 
  5. ^ Zullo, Allan, "Astonishing but True Golf Facts", Andrew McMeels Publishing, Forest Fairview, North Carolina, 2001.
  6. ^ Garbacz, Lori (June 7, 1999). "My Shot". Sports Illustrated. p. G16. 
  7. ^ a b "U.S. Women's Open scores". Milwaukee Sentinel. July 13, 1991. p. 2B. 
  8. ^ "King stumbles at start of Open". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. Associated Press. July 12, 1991. p. 3B. 
  9. ^ "Vets pushed to the wire". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. Associated Press. July 14, 1991. p. 3E. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 32°43′01″N 97°22′23″W / 32.717°N 97.373°W / 32.717; -97.373