2013 U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship
|Dates||June 27–30, 2013|
|Location||Southampton, New York|
|Course(s)||Sebonack Golf Club|
|Length||6,821 yards (6,237 m)|
|Field||156 players, 68 after cut|
|Prize fund||$3.25 million|
The 2013 U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship was the 68th U.S. Women's Open, held June 27–30 at Sebonack Golf Club in Southampton, New York. It was first time the championship was played on Long Island and marked a return to the greater New York City area, which last hosted the U.S. Women's Open in 1987. Inbee Park won her second U.S. Women's Open title, four strokes ahead of runner-up I.K. Kim. It was Park's fourth major title and third consecutive in 2013. She is the first to win the opening three majors of a season since Babe Zaharias in 1950. The event was televised by ESPN and NBC Sports.
The U.S. Women's Open is the oldest of the five current major championships and was the third of the 2013 season. Along with The Evian Championship, it had the largest purse in women's golf in 2013, at $3.25 million. It is one of 16 individual or team championships conducted by the United States Golf Association (USGA).
- 1 Qualifying and field
- 2 Course layout
- 3 Round summaries
- 4 References
- 5 External links
Qualifying and field
The championship was open to any female professional or amateur golfer with a USGA handicap index not exceeding 4.4. Players qualified by competing in one of twenty 36-hole qualifying tournaments that were held between May 7 and May 30 at sites across the United States. Additional players were exempt from qualifying because of past performances in professional or amateur tournaments around the world.
Exempt from qualifying
Many players were exempt in multiple categories. Players are listed only once, in the first category in which they became exempt, with additional categories in parentheses ( ) next to their names. Golfers qualifying in Category 12 who qualify by more than one method are also denoted with the tour by which they qualified.
1. Winners of the U.S. Women's Open for the last ten years (2003–2012)
Birdie Kim, Cristie Kerr (4,8,9,11,13,14), Inbee Park (5,7,8,9,10,11,13,14), Eun-Hee Ji (9), Paula Creamer (8,9,13,14), So Yeon Ryu (9,10,11,13,14), Na Yeon Choi (8,9,10,11,13,14)
2. Winner and runner-up from the 2012 U.S. Women's Amateur (must be an amateur)
Lydia Ko (4,11,13,14) (winner). The runner-up, Jaye Marie Green, turned professional in August 2012 and was no longer exempt from qualifying. She attempted, and failed, to qualify at the Heathrow, Florida qualifying tournament on May 28.
4. Winner of the 2012 Mark H. McCormack Medal (Women's World Amateur Golf Ranking) (must be an amateur)
The winner, Lydia Ko, is already qualified in Category 2.
8. Ten lowest scorers and anyone tying for 10th place from the 2012 U.S. Women's Open Championship
Amy Yang (9,13,14), Sandra Gal (9), Ilhee Lee (9,11), Giulia Sergas (9), Mika Miyazato (9,11,13,14), Se Ri Pak (9), Suzann Pettersen (9,10,11,13.14), Nicole Castrale (9)
9. Top 70 money leaders from the 2012 final official LPGA money list
Ai Miyazato (13,14), Azahara Muñoz (13,14), Karrie Webb (11,13,14), Angela Stanford (13,14), Chella Choi, Lexi Thompson (13), Hee Kyung Seo, Brittany Lang, I.K. Kim (10,13,14), Karine Icher (14), Candie Kung, Haeji Kang, Jenny Shin, Julieta Granada (12-LET), Beatriz Recari (10,11,14), Hee Young Park, Vicky Hurst, Katherine Hull-Kirk, Meena Lee, Jessica Korda, Natalie Gulbis, Karin Sjödin (withdrew), Mina Harigae, Morgan Pressel, Hee-Won Han, Katie Futcher, Gerina Piller, Lindsey Wright, Jennifer Johnson (11), Lizette Salas (10,13,14), Danielle Kang, Cindy LaCrosse, Pornanong Phatlum, Jodi Ewart Shadoff, Caroline Hedwall, Momoko Ueda, Mi Jung Hur, Mariajo Uribe, Alison Walshe, Sydnee Michaels, Mo Martin, Michelle Wie, Sophie Gustafson, Dewi Claire Schreefel, Sarah Jane Smith, Belén Mozo, Jimin Kang (withdrew), Pernilla Lindberg
10. Top 10 money leaders from the 2013 official LPGA money list, through the close of entries on May 1.
All players already qualified in other categories.
11. Winners of LPGA co-sponsored events, whose victories are considered official, from the conclusion of the 2012 U.S. Women's Open Championship to the initiation of the 2013 U.S. Women's Open Championship
All players already qualified in other categories.
12. Top five money leaders from the 2012 Japan LPGA Tour, Korea LPGA Tour and Ladies European Tour
- Japan LPGA Tour: Mi-Jeong Jeon (13,14) (declined to participate), Bo-Mee Lee (declined to participate), Chie Arimura, Sun-Ju Ahn (13) (declined to participate), Miki Saiki 
- Korea LPGA Tour: Heo Yoon-kyung, Kim Ha-Neul, Char Young Kim, Yang Je-yoon, Yang Soo-jin
- Ladies European Tour: Carlota Ciganda, Caroline Masson, Carly Booth
14. Top 25 point leaders from the current Rolex Rankings and anyone tying for 25th place as of June 24, 2013
All players already qualified in other categories.
Additional players qualified for the 2013 U.S. Women's Open through one of the sectional qualifying tournaments. At sites with multiple qualifiers, players are listed in order of qualifying scores, from lowest score to highest.
May 7 at The Eldridge Club, Baltimore, Maryland
Christina Kim, Irene Cho, Thidapa Suwannapura, Maude-Aimee Leblanc, Taylore Karle, Nicole Jeray, Felicity Johnson, Paz Echeverria, Tiffany Joh, Janice Moodie, Stephanie Sherlock
May 20 at Waialae Country Club, Honolulu, Hawaii
Mariel Galdiano (a)
- (a) denotes amateur
Alternates added to field
The following players were added to the field on June 10 when spots reserved for players qualifying in various categories, including 5, 10, 12, and 13, were not used.
- Moira Dunn, the first alternate from the Heathrow, Florida qualifier
- Ji Young Oh, the first alternate from the Baltimore qualifier
- Brooke Pancake, the first alternate from the Atlanta qualifier
- Karen Stupples, the second alternate from the Atlanta qualifier
Ryann O'Toole, the first alternate from the Boylston, Massachusetts qualifier, was added to the field on June 24 when Karin Sjödin who qualified in category 9, withdrew from the tournament citing a shoulder injury.
Christel Boeljon, the first alternate from the River Vale, New Jersey qualifier, was added to the field on June 24 when the space reserved for the winner of the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship was not used because the winner, Inbee Park, had already qualified in multiple categories.
Amy Meier, the first alternate from the St. Louis qualifier, Lindy Duncan, the first alternate from the West Palm Beach, Florida qualifier, and Mikayla Harmon, an amateur and the first alternate from the Glendale Arizona qualifier, were added to the field when Mi-Jeong Jang, Bo-Mee Lee, and Sun-Ju Ahn, who all qualified in category 12, declined to participate in the tournament.
Hannah Suh, an amateur and the first alternate from the Daly City, California qualifier, was added to the field on June 25 when Ariya Jutanugarn, who qualified in category 13, withdrew with a shoulder injury.
Past champions in the field
Made the cut
|Player||Country||Year(s) won||R1||R2||R3||R4||Total||To par||Finish|
|Inbee Park||South Korea||2008||67||68||71||74||280||−8||1|
|So Yeon Ryu||South Korea||2011||73||69||73||72||287||−1||3|
|Paula Creamer||United States||2010||72||73||72||72||289||+1||T4|
|Karrie Webb||Australia||2000, 2001||73||73||73||74||293||+5||T13|
|Na Yeon Choi||South Korea||2012||71||77||72||75||295||+7||T17|
|Cristie Kerr||United States||2007||72||72||74||78||296||+8||T20|
|Eun-Hee Ji||South Korea||2009||73||77||83||75||308||+20||T61|
Missed the cut
|Player||Country||Year(s) won||R1||R2||Total||To par|
|Juli Inkster||United States||1999, 2002||72||79||151||+7|
|Birdie Kim||South Korea||2005||78||77||155||+11|
|Se Ri Pak||South Korea||1998||78||81||159||+15|
The front nine was slightly altered for the championship, starting at the members' second hole and concluding at the first. The back nine was unchanged.
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Kim Ha-Neul shot a bogey-free 6-under-par 66 to lead by one stroke over Inbee Park. Park won the first two majors of the 2013 season, only Babe Zaharias in 1950 has won the first three majors in a season. Defending champion Na Yeon Choi shot 71 to tie for 17th.
|1||Kim Ha-Neul||South Korea||66||−6|
|2||Inbee Park||South Korea||67||−5|
|I.K. Kim||South Korea|
|Lizette Salas||United States|
|T9||Jodi Ewart Shadoff||England||70||−2|
|Natalie Gulbis||United States|
|Jessica Korda||United States|
|Yang Je-yoon||South Korea|
Friday, June 28, 2013
Saturday, June 29, 2013
The second round was interrupted by fog on Friday afternoon with only 114 players completing their second rounds. Inbee Park, in the last group to finish Friday, was the clubhouse leader at 9-under-par.
|1||Inbee Park||South Korea||67-68=135||−9|
|2||I.K. Kim||South Korea||68-69=137||−7|
|3||Jodi Ewart Shadoff||England||70-69=139||−5|
|4||Lizette Salas||United States||68-72=140||−4|
|T5||Jessica Korda||United States||70-71=141||−3|
|Angela Stanford||United States||73-68=141|
|So Yeon Ryu||South Korea||73-69=142|
|Kim Ha-Neul||South Korea||66-77=143|
Saturday, June 29, 2013
|1||Inbee Park||South Korea||67-68-71=206||−10|
|2||I.K. Kim||South Korea||68-69-73=210||−6|
|3||Jodi Ewart Shadoff||England||70-69-74=213||−3|
|T4||So Yeon Ryu||South Korea||73-69-73=215||−1|
|Angela Stanford||United States||73-68-74=215|
|T6||Paula Creamer||United States||72-73-72=217||+1|
|Jessica Korda||United States||70-71-76=217|
|T8||Cristie Kerr||United States||72-72-74=218||+2|
|Brittany Lang||United States||76-69-73=218|
|Brittany Lincicome||United States||72-72-74=218|
Sunday, June 30, 2013
|Place||Player||Country||Score||To par||Money ($)|
|1||Inbee Park||South Korea||67-68-71-74=280||−8||585,000|
|2||I.K. Kim||South Korea||68-69-73-74=284||−4||350,000|
|3||So Yeon Ryu||South Korea||73-69-73-72=287||−1||217,958|
|T4||Paula Creamer||United States||72-73-72-72=289||+1||127,972|
|Jodi Ewart Shadoff||England||70-69-74-76=289|
|Angela Stanford||United States||73-68-74-74=289|
|T7||Jessica Korda||United States||70-71-76-73=290||+2||94,357|
|Brittany Lang||United States||76-69-73-72=290|
|Brittany Lincicome||United States||72-72-74-73=291|
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- Official website
- 2013 U.S. Women's Open at USGA official site
- 2013 U.S. Women's Open at LPGA official site
- Sebonack Golf Club
2013 LPGA Championship
|Major Championships||Succeeded by|
2013 Women's British Open