2006 U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship

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2006 U.S. Women's Open
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Tournament information
Dates June 30 – July 3, 2006
Location Newport, Rhode Island
Course(s) Newport Country Club
Organized by USGA
Tour(s) LPGA Tour
Statistics
Par 71
Length 6,616 yards (6,050 m)
Field 155 players, 68 after cut
Cut 150 (+8)
Prize fund $3.1 million
Winner's share $560,000
Champion
Sweden Annika Sörenstam
284 (E), playoff
Newport  is located in the US
Newport 
Newport 
Location in the United States
Newport is located in Rhode Island
Newport
Newport
Location in Rhode Island

The 2006 U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship was the 61st U.S. Women's Open, held June 30 to July 3 at Newport Country Club in Newport, Rhode Island.

Delayed by fog for a day,[1] the first round started on Friday and the final two rounds were played on Sunday. The champion was Annika Sörenstam, the winner of an 18-hole playoff on Monday over Pat Hurst, by a score of 70 to 74. The two had finished at even par (284) after 72 holes on Sunday, two strokes ahead of Se Ri Pak, Stacy Prammanasudh, and Michelle Wie. It was Sörenstam's third victory in the championship, the first in a decade after winning consecutive titles in 1995 and 1996, and was her tenth and final major championship victory. With the win, Sörenstam went over $20 million in career earnings.[2][3]

American collegians Amanda Blumenherst and Jane Park were the low amateurs and finished tied for tenth.

This was the final full-round playoff in the U.S. Women's Open; the format was changed to a three-hole aggregate for 2007, first used in 2011. The event was televised ESPN and NBC Sports, with ESPN covering the Monday playoff.

Past champions in the field[edit]

Made the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Annika Sörenstam  Sweden 1995, 1996 69 71 73 71 284 E 1
Se Ri Pak  South Korea 1998 69 74 74 69 286 +2 T3
Juli Inkster  United States 1999, 2002 73 70 71 73 287 +3 6
Karrie Webb  Australia 2000, 2001 73 76 74 76 299 +15 T37

Missed the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Liselotte Neumann  Sweden 1988 76 77 153 +11
Birdie Kim  South Korea 2005 79 75 154 +12
Meg Mallon  United States 1991, 2004 75 79 154 +12
Laura Davies  England 1987 78 77 155 +13
Hilary Lunke  United States 2003 72 83 155 +13
  • 68 players made the cut at 150 (+8) or better[4]

Course layout[edit]

Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Yards 532 298 405 137 180 426 359 440 436 3,213 480 363 340 211 449 386 549 185 440 3,403 6,616
Par 5 4 4 3 3 4 4 4 4 35 5 4 4 3 4 4 5 3 4 36 71

Source:[5]

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

Friday, June 30, 2006

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Pat Hurst  United States 69 −2
Jane Park (a)  United States
Se Ri Pak  South Korea
Annika Sörenstam  Sweden
T5 Amanda Blumenherst (a)  United States 70 −1
Becky Morgan  Wales
Park Hee-jung  South Korea
Michelle Wie  United States
Yim Sung-ah  South Korea
T10 Shi Hyun Ahn  South Korea 71 E
Brandie Burton  United States
Silvia Cavalleri  Italy
Paula Creamer  United States
Jee Young Lee  South Korea
Lorena Ochoa  Mexico
Kim Saiki  United States

Source:[6]

Second round[edit]

Saturday, July 1, 2006

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Pat Hurst  United States 69-71=140 −2
Annika Sörenstam  Sweden 69-71=140
T3 Shi Hyun Ahn  South Korea 71-71=142 E
Jane Park (a)  United States 69-73=142
Michelle Wie  United States 70-72=142
T6 Paula Creamer  United States 71-72=143 +1
Juli Inkster  United States 73-70=143
Jeong Jang  South Korea 72-71=143
Se Ri Pak  South Korea 69-74=143
Stacy Prammanasudh  United States 72-71=143

Source:[7]

Third round[edit]

Sunday, July 2, 2006 (morning)

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Brittany Lincicome  United States 72-72-69=213 E
Annika Sörenstam  Sweden 69-71-73=213
Michelle Wie  United States 70-72-71=213
T4 Juli Inkster  United States 73-70-71=214 +1
Stacy Prammanasudh  United States 72-71-71=214
T6 Sophie Gustafson  Sweden 72-72-71=215 +2
Pat Hurst  United States 69-71-75=215
T8 Shi Hyun Ahn  South Korea 71-71-74=216 +3
Jee Young Lee  South Korea 71-75-70=216
T10 Se Ri Pak  South Korea 69-74-74=217 +4
Jane Park (a)  United States 69-73-75=217

Final round[edit]

Sunday, July 2, 2006 (afternoon)

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
T1 Annika Sörenstam  Sweden 69-71-73-71=284 E Playoff
Pat Hurst  United States 69-71-75-69=284
T3 Se Ri Pak  South Korea 69-74-74-69=286 +2 156,038
Stacy Prammanasudh  United States 72-71-71-72=286
Michelle Wie  United States 70-72-71-73=286
6 Juli Inkster  United States 73-70-71-73=287 +3 103,575
7 Brittany Lincicome  United States 72-72-69-78=291 +7 93,026
T8 Rachel Hetherington  Australia 74-72-73-73=292 +8 82,460
Shi Hyun Ahn  South Korea 71-71-74-76=292
T10 Amanda Blumenherst (a)  United States 70-77-73-73=293 +9 0
Jane Park (a)  United States 69-73-75-76=293
Young Kim  South Korea 75-69-75-74=293 66,174
Patricia Meunier-Lebouc  France 72-73-73-75=293
Jee Young Lee  South Korea 71-75-70-77=293
Sophie Gustafson  Sweden 72-72-71-78=293

Scorecard[edit]

Hole   1     2     3     4     5     6     7     8     9    10   11   12   13   14   15   16   17   18 
Par 5 4 4 3 3 4 4 4 4 5 4 4 3 4 4 5 3 4
Sweden Sörenstam −1 −2 −2 −2 −2 −2 E +1 +2 +1 +1 +1 +1 E −1 −1 E E
United States Hurst +1 E E +1 E E E −1 E E +1 +1 +1 E E E E E
South Korea Pak +4 +3 +3 +4 +4 +3 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +3 +2 +2 +2
United States Prammanasudh +1 +1 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +3 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2
United States Wie E E E E E +1 +1 +1 +2 +2 +2 +3 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2
United States Inkster E E E E E E E E +1 +1 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +3 +3 +3
United States Lincicome E E +1 +1 +1 +1 +3 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +4 +6 +7 +7 +7
Sweden Gustafson +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +5 +6 +6 +6 +6 +7 +8 +9 +10 +9 +9 +9

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par
Source:[8]

Playoff[edit]

Monday, July 3, 2006

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Annika Sörenstam  Sweden 34-36=70 −1 560,000
2 Pat Hurst  United States 39-35=74 +3 335,000

Scorecard[edit]

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

Source:[9][10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fog plagues U.S. Women's Open". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. Associated Press. June 30, 2006. p. C2. 
  2. ^ "U.S. Women's Open - History – 2006". Retrieved August 1, 2011. 
  3. ^ "LPGA – 2006 U.S. Women's Open – final round wrap-up". Retrieved August 1, 2011. 
  4. ^ "2006 U.S. Women's Open: final leaderboard". Yahoo Sports. July 4, 2006. Retrieved June 13, 2012. 
  5. ^ "LPGA – 2006 U.S. Women's Open – pre-tournament fact sheet". Retrieved August 1, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Sorenstam among pace-setters". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. Associated erss. July 1, 2006. p. B5. 
  7. ^ "Sorenstam shares lead heading into big day". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. Associated Press. July 2, 2006. p. D7. 
  8. ^ "2006 U.S. Women's Open Championship: Real-time scoring". USGA. 2006. Retrieved July 6, 2015. 
  9. ^ "2006 U.S. Women's Open playoff – Hole by hole – 2006". ESPN. Retrieved August 1, 2011. 
  10. ^ "2006 U.S. Women's Open - playoff scorecard". USGA. Retrieved August 1, 2011. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 41°27′43″N 71°20′49″W / 41.462°N 71.347°W / 41.462; -71.347