1992 U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship

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1992 U.S. Women's Open
Tournament information
Dates July 23–27, 1992
Location Oakmont, Pennsylvania
Course(s) Oakmont Country Club
Organized by USGA
Tour(s) LPGA Tour
Statistics
Par 71
Length 6,312 yards (5,772 m)[1]
Field 156 players, 66 after cut
Cut 151 (+9)
Prize fund $700,000
Winner's share $130,000
Champion
United States Patty Sheehan
280 (−4), playoff
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1993 →
Oakmont CC is located in the US
Oakmont CC
Oakmont CC
Location in the United States
Oakmont CC is located in Pennsylvania
Oakmont CC
Oakmont CC
Location in Pennsylvania

The 1992 U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship was the 47th U.S. Women's Open, held July 23–27 at Oakmont Country Club in Oakmont, Pennsylvania, a suburb northeast of Pittsburgh.

The champion was Patty Sheehan, the winner of an 18-hole Monday playoff over runner-up Juli Inkster, 72 to 74.[2][3] Tied for the lead after the third round at 211 (−2) on the par-71 course, both players shot 69 in the fourth round to finish at 280 (−4) for the championship, four strokes ahead of third-place finisher Donna Andrews.[4] Rain delays during the first two rounds extended play to the following day.

The site of many U.S. Opens, PGA Championships, and U.S. Amateurs, this was the first U.S. Women's Open and women's major at Oakmont. The course was set at 6,312 yards (5,772 m), at the time, the second-longest in U.S. Women's Open history.[4] The championship returned to Oakmont in 2010, won by Paula Creamer.

This was the first U.S. Women's Open for Annika Sörenstam, then a 21-year-old amateur; she made the cut on the number at 151 (+9) and finished with 308 (+24), tied for 64th.[5]

This championship coincided with the opening weekend of the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain.

Past champions in the field[edit]

Made the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Meg Mallon  United States 1991 73 72 72 70 287 +3 4
Jane Geddes  United States 1986 73 70 78 70 291 +7 T9
Amy Alcott  United States 1980 76 74 73 70 293 +9 T13
Liselotte Neumann  Sweden 1988 76 72 72 74 295 +10 15
Betsy King  United States 1989, 1990 74 73 73 75 295 +11 T16
Pat Bradley  United States 1981 74 74 78 72 298 +14 T29
Jan Stephenson  Australia 1983 75 71 78 75 299 +15 T36
JoAnne Carner  United States 1971, 1976 74 75 73 78 300 +16 T42

Source:[6]

Missed the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Kathy Guadagnino  United States 1985 78 75 153 +11
Hollis Stacy  United States 1977, 1978, 1984 75 78 153 +11
Janet Anderson  United States 1982 79 75 154 +12
Laura Davies  England 1987 80 75 155 +13

Source:[7]

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

Thursday, July 23, 1992
Friday, July 24, 1992

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Donna Andrews  United States 69 −2
Tracy Kerdyk  United States
Nancy Ramsbottom  United States
Muffin Spencer-Devlin  United States
Patty Sheehan  United States
T6 Dottie Pepper  United States 70 −1
Kris Tschetter  United States
Pamela Wright  Scotland
T9 Amy Alcott  United States 71 E
Helen Alfredsson  Sweden
Dawn Coe  Canada
Dale Eggeling  United States
Christa Johnson  United States

Source:[8][9][10]

Second round[edit]

Friday, July 24, 1992
Saturday, July 25, 1992

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Pamela Wright  Scotland 70-69=139 −3
2 Juli Inkster  United States 72-68=140 −2
3 Patty Sheehan  United States 69-72=141 −1
T4 Donna Andrews  United States 69-73=142 E
Dawn Coe  Canada 71-71=142
T6 Jane Geddes  United States 73-70=143 +1
Gail Graham  Canada 72-71=143
Alice Ritzman  United States 74-69=143
T9 Amy Benz  United States 73-71=144 +2
Dottie Pepper  United States 70-74=144
Nancy Ramsbottom  United States 69-75=144
Kris Tschetter  United States 70-74=144

Source:[9][10]

Third round[edit]

Saturday, July 25, 1992

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Patty Sheehan  United States 69-72-70=211 −2
Juli Inkster  United States 72-68-71=211
T3 Donna Andrews  United States 69-73-72=214 +1
Dawn Coe  Canada 71-71-72=214
Gail Graham  Canada 72-71-71=214
T6 Michelle McGann  United States 72-73-70=215 +2
Pamela Wright  Scotland 70-69-76=215
8 Dottie Pepper  United States 70-74-72=216 +3
T9 Amy Benz  United States 73-71-73=217 +4
Meg Mallon  United States 73-72-72=217

Source:[10]

Final round[edit]

Sunday, July 26, 1992

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
T1 Patty Sheehan  United States 69-72-70-69=280 −4 Playoff
Juli Inkster  United States 72-68-71-69=280
3 Donna Andrews  United States 69-73-72-70=284 E 38,830
4 Meg Mallon  United States 73-72-72-70=287 +3 28,336
5 Dawn Coe  Canada 71-71-72-74=288 +4 22,295
T6 Dottie Pepper  United States 70-74-72-73=289 +5 17,472
Gail Graham  Canada 72-71-71-75=289
Michelle McGann  United States 72-73-70-74=289
T9 Jane Geddes  United States 73-70-78-70=291 +7 13,372
Pamela Wright  Scotland 70-69-76-76=291
Tammie Green  United States 73-75-70-73=291

Source:[5][6]

Playoff[edit]

Monday, July 27, 1992

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Patty Sheehan  United States 35-37=72 +1 130,000
2 Juli Inkster  United States 37-37=74 +3 65,000

Scorecard[edit]

Hole  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9  10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Par 4 4 4 5 4 3 4 3 5 4 4 5 3 4 4 3 4 4
United States Sheehan −1 −1 −1 −1 −1 −1 −1 −1 −1 −1 E E −1 −1 −1 −1 E +1
United States Inkster E E E E E E +1 +1 +1 +2 +2 +2 +2 +3 +3 +4 +3 +3

Source:[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "U.S. Women's Open results". Spokane Chronicle. Washington. Associated Press. July 27, 1992. p. C4. 
  2. ^ USGA, Oakmont, USGA To Team Up Again March 2010. Retrieved July 31, 2011
  3. ^ "Sheehan sets aside '90 disaster to capture U.S. Open playoff". Spokane Chronicle. Washington. Associated Press. July 28, 1992. p. C3. 
  4. ^ a b Garrity, John (August 3, 1992). "Shoot-out at 'Soakmont'". Sports Illustrated. p. 66. 
  5. ^ a b "Golf: U.S. Women's Open". Milwaukee Sentinel. July 27, 1992. p. 8B. 
  6. ^ a b "U.S. Women's Open: final round scores". Milwaukee Sentinel. July 27, 1992. p. 8B. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Women's Open scores". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. Associated Press. July 25, 1992. p. C2. 
  8. ^ "Five share lead at Open". Eugene Register-Guard. July 24, 1992. p. 5C. 
  9. ^ a b "Wright on target at Open". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. Associated Press. July 25, 1992. p. C5. 
  10. ^ a b c Stewart, John. "It's a friendly fight for Open title". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. (Baltimore Sun). p. 1E. 
  11. ^ "Sheehan doesn't fold, wins Open". Milwaukee Sentinel. Associated Press. July 28, 1992. p. 1B. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°31′34″N 79°49′37″W / 40.526°N 79.827°W / 40.526; -79.827