The Pendleton Panther

USGA Record Entries for US Women’s Open

Posted on: May 10, 2010

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The USGA has received a record number of entries this year with 1,296.  They came from 47 states (all except Alaska, Maine and Wyoming) and45 countries.  The Open will take place on July 8-11 at the Oakmont Country Club.  The youngest entrant is ten year old Karen Kim of Corona, California, while the oldest is Narelle Kirkland who is 64 years old.  Past champions Laura Davies (1987) and Liselotte Neumann (1988) will be entering in the sectional qualifying, being stages May 17th-June 3rd at 20 different sites.  It is the second consecutive year a record number of entries were accepted for the Women’s Open. The previous record of 1,278 entries was set in 2009. It is the seventh consecutive year the number of entries for the championship has surpassed 1,000.  The first to file an entry was Catriona Matthew of Scotland, who was one of 31 people to enter on March 3, the first day online applications were available. The last to file was Sherry Andonian Smith of Castle Rock, Colo., who submitted her entry online at 4:57:12 p.m. on May 5, less than three minutes before the official deadline. More than 92 percent of the total entries were received online, including 70 on the last day applications were accepted.

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