1995 U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship

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1995 U.S. Women's Open
Tournament information
Dates July 13–16, 1995
Location Colorado Springs, Colorado
Course(s) The Broadmoor, East Course
Organized by USGA
Tour(s) LPGA Tour
Statistics
Par 70
Length 6,398 yards (5,850 m)[1][2]
Field 156 players, 76 after cut
Cut 148 (+8)
Prize fund $1.0 million
Winner's share $175,000
Champion
Sweden Annika Sörenstam
278 (−2)
The Broadmoor is located in the US
The Broadmoor
The Broadmoor
Location in the United States
The Broadmoor is located in Colorado
The Broadmoor
The Broadmoor
Location in Colorado

The 1995 U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship was the 50th U.S. Women's Open, held July 13–16 at the East Course of Broadmoor Golf Club in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Annika Sörenstam shot a final round 68 (−2) to win the first of her three U.S. Women's Opens, one stroke ahead of Meg Mallon, the 54-hole leader and 1991 champion.[1][3][4] Sörenstam started the final round at even-par 210, five strokes back in a tie for fourth place; the victory was the first of her ten major titles. The event was televised by ESPN and for the first time by NBC Sports.

Weather delays caused both of the first two rounds to be completed on the following day.[5][6]

The low amateur was Sarah LeBrun Ingram at 294 (+14), who was seven months pregnant.[7] Dawn Coe-Jones, six months pregnant, finished in a tie for seventh.[8]

The 1995 edition was the first million dollar purse at the U.S. Women's Open, double that of 1990. It was only the fourth time the U.S. Women's Open was played in the western U.S. and the first ever in the Mountain Time Zone.

The East Course, at an average elevation of over 6,200 feet (1,890 m) above sea level, hosted the championship again sixteen years later in 2011. Cherry Hills Country Club, south of Denver, hosted in between in 2005.

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 70 69 66 74 279 −1 2
Pat Bradley  United States 1981 67 71 72 70 280 E T3
Betsy King  United States 1989, 1990 72 69 72 67 280 E T3
Patty Sheehan  United States 1992, 1994 70 73 71 69 283 +3 T10
Liselotte Neumann  Sweden 1988 70 71 75 71 287 +7 T21
Laura Davies  England 1987 72 73 69 74 288 +8 T24
Hollis Stacy  United States 1977, 1978, 1984 69 72 75 74 290 +10 T37
Jane Geddes  United States 1986 71 75 68 77 291 +11 T40
Jan Stephenson  Australia 1983 73 75 73 73 294 +14 T51
Amy Alcott  United States 1980 72 74 77 74 297 +17 T63

Source:[9]

Missed the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
JoAnne Carner  United States 1971, 1976 79 70 149 +9
Lauri Merten  United States 1993 77 74 151 +11
Kathy Guadagnino  United States 1985 74 83 157 +17
Sandra Palmer  United States 1975 76 81 157 +17

Source:[6][10]

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

Thursday, July 13, 1995
Friday, July 14, 1995

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Jill Briles-Hinton  United States 66 −4
T2 Tania Abitbol  Spain 67 −3
Jean Bartholomew  United States
Pat Bradley  United States
Annika Sörenstam  Sweden
T6 Dawn Coe-Jones  Canada 68 −2
Tammie Green  United States
Julie Larsen  United States
Val Skinner  United States
Kris Tschetter  United States

Source:[5][6][10]

Second round[edit]

Friday, July 14, 1995
Saturday, July 15, 1995

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Jean Bartholomew  United States 67-71=138 −2
Pat Bradley  United States 67-71=138
Jill Briles-Hinton  United States 66-72=138
Dawn Coe-Jones  Canada 68-70=138
Dale Eggeling  United States 70-68=138
Tammie Green  United States 68-70=138
Leta Lindley  United States 70-68=138
Annika Sörenstam  Sweden 67-71=138
T9 Tania Abitbol  Spain 67-72=139 −1
Rosie Jones  United States 69-70=139
Julie Larsen  United States 68-71=139
Meg Mallon  United States 70-69=139

Source:[6][10]

Third round[edit]

Saturday, July 15, 1995

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Meg Mallon  United States 70-69-66=205 −5
2 Julie Larsen  United States 68-71-68=207 −3
3 Rosie Jones  United States 69-70-70=209 −1
T4 Pat Bradley  United States 67-71-72=210 E
Kelly Robbins  United States 74-68-68=210
Annika Sörenstam  Sweden 67-71-72=210
T7 Tania Abitbol  Spain 67-72-72=211 +1
Dale Eggeling  United States 70-68-73=211
Kris Tschetter  United States 68-74-69=211
T10 Jill Briles-Hinton  United States 66-72-74=212 +2
Dawn Coe-Jones  Canada 68-70-74=212
Leta Lindley  United States 70-68-74=212
Dottie Mochrie  United States 73-70-69=212
Val Skinner  United States 68-72-72=212
Mary Beth Zimmerman  United States 72-72-68=212

Source:[2]

Final round[edit]

Sunday, July 16, 1995

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Annika Sörenstam  Sweden 67-71-72-68=278 −2 175,000
2 Meg Mallon  United States 70-69-66-74=279 −1 103,500
T3 Betsy King  United States 72-69-72-67=280 E 56,238
Pat Bradley  United States 67-71-72-70=280
T5 Leta Lindley  United States 70-68-74-69=281 +1 35,285
Rosie Jones  United States 69-70-70-72=281
T7 Dawn Coe-Jones  Canada 68-70-74-70=282 +2 28,009
Julie Piers  United States 68-71-68-75=282
Tammie Green  United States 68-70-75-69=282
T10 Marianne Morris  United States 73-73-70-67=283 +3 22,190
Patty Sheehan  United States 70-73-71-69=283
Val Skinner  United States 68-72-72-71=283

Source:[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Garrity, John (July 24, 1995). "A Major Breakthrough". Sports Illustrated. p. 86. 
  2. ^ a b Mossman, John (July 16, 1995). "Open closes in on golfers". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. Associated Press. p. 1E. 
  3. ^ "Sorenstam survives the Open". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. Associated Press. July 17, 1995. p. D1. 
  4. ^ "Mallon saw Open hopes close down on fourth hole". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. Associated Press. July 17, 1995. p. D6. 
  5. ^ a b Mossman, John (July 14, 1995). "Low road leads to Open high". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. Associated Press. p. 1B. 
  6. ^ a b c d Mossman, John (July 15, 1995). "Unknown undaunted at the Open". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. Associated Press. p. 1D. 
  7. ^ Mossman, John (July 17, 1995). "With Open win, Sorenstam is a happy Annika". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. Associated Press. p. 1B. 
  8. ^ Putnam, Candace (July 25, 1995). "Sports And Pregnancy". Chicago Tribune. Knight-Ridder/Tribune. Retrieved July 8, 2013. 
  9. ^ a b "Golf: U.S. Women's Open scores". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. Associated Press. July 17, 1995. p. D3. 
  10. ^ a b c "Golf: U.S. Women's Open scores". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. Associated Press. July 15, 1995. p. C5. 

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Coordinates: 38°47′17″N 104°51′04″W / 38.788°N 104.851°W / 38.788; -104.851