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U.S. Senior Women's Open Fact Sheet

May 10, 2019

The elite field includes these golfers with local ties:  Lisa Grimes, Alexandria, Minn., Leigh Klasse, Cumberland, Wis., Marilyn Lovander, Port Charlotte, Fla., Barbara Moxness, Edina, Minn., Martha Nause, Minneapolis, Minn., Michele Redman, Minneapolis, Minn., and Karen Weiss (pictured), Afton, Minn. 


2nd U.S. Senior Women’s Open Championship
Fact Sheet
May 16-19, 2019, Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club, Southern Pines, N.C.
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Course Setup
Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club will be set up at 6,016 yards and will play to a par of 35-36—71.
Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club Hole by Hole
Hole       1           2          3          4          5          6          7          8           9          Total
Par         5           4          3          4          3          4          4          4           4           35
Yards     456      413     128        323      168     374      381      342       368        2,953
Hole      10         11        12        13        14        15        16        17        18           Total
Par         5           4          4          3         4         5          3            4         4             36
Yards    478       339      328     157       362     476      163       373      387         3,063
Note: Yardages subject to change.
About Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club
Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club has earned its place amongst the country’s best golf resorts. In 1954, women’s golf legend and soon-to-be World Golf Hall of Famer Peggy Kirk Bell and her husband, Warren “Bullet” Bell, bought and restored Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club. Today, Pine Needles ownership remains in the Bell family and honors Mrs. Bell’s fun spirit and passion for the game.
The immaculate Donald Ross course, restored by golf course architect Kyle Franz in 2017, has drawn attention from golfers nationwide and continues to host some of the game’s most prestigious tournaments.
Pine Needles is the first golf resort to be awarded four U.S. Women’s Open Championships. Its first U.S. Women’s Open Championship was held in 1996, when Annika Sorenstam took home the trophy. Karrie Webb won the 2001 championship at Pine Needles, and Cristie Kerr claimed the 2007 title at the resort. In addition to hosting the 2019 U.S. Senior Women’s Open Championship, Pine Needles will also be the home of the 2022 U.S. Women’s Open Championship.
Tickets for the 2019 U.S. Senior Women’s Open are available for purchase at usseniorwomensopen.com. All juniors age 18 and under, as well as active and retired military, receive complimentary admission.
Open to any female professional or amateur who is 50 years of age on or before May 16 and whose Handicap Index does not exceed 7.4. Entries closed on April 10.
Championship Field
A starting field of 120 players will compete for the title of 2nd U.S. Senior Women’s Open champion.
Exempt Players
The following 44 players are fully exempt into the 2019 U.S. Senior Women’s Open. A full field list can be found here.
Amy Alcott Cathy Johnston-Forbes
Helen Alfredsson Rosie Jones
Danielle Ammaccapane Lorie Kane
Jean Bartholomew Laurel Kean
Laura Baugh Judith Kyrinis
Nanci Bowen Martha Leach
Barb Bunkowsky Marilyn Lovander
JoAnne Carner Alice Miller
Kay Cockerill Barbara Moxness
Jane Crafter Martha Nause
Laura Davies Liselotte Neumann
Alicia Dibos Michele Redman
Wendy Doolan Laurie Rinker
Jamie Fischer Yuko Saito
Amy Fruhwirth Nancy Scranton
Jane Geddes Hollis Stacy
Tammie Green Parker Jan Stephenson
Suzy Green-Roebuck Lara Tennant
Carolyn Hill Kris Tschetter
Juli Inkster Maggie Will
Becky Iverson Sue Wooster
Patricia Johnson  

Sectional Qualifying
Sectional qualifying, played over 18 holes, was conducted at 17 sites nationwide between April 17 and April 30. Qualifying sites were located in 16 states, including one in North Carolina, which took place at The Country Club of Salisbury.  

Schedule of Play
Eighteen holes of stroke play are scheduled each day from Thursday, May 16, through Sunday, May 19. In the case of a tie after 72 holes, a two-hole aggregate playoff will commence immediately following the conclusion of the fourth round.

Thursday, May 16 (18 holes, stroke play)
Friday, May 17 (18 holes, stroke play)
Saturday, May 18 (18 holes, stroke play)
Sunday, May 19 (18 holes, stroke play) 
Television Coverage
FS1 will televise the final two rounds of the U.S. Senior Women’s Open. All times ET.
Day                        Network                    Time                        Program
May 18                   FS1                           3-5 p.m.                    Third Round
May 19                   FS1                           3-5 p.m.                    Final Round     
The total purse for the 2nd U.S. Senior Women’s Open is $1 million. 
2018 Inaugural Championship
The USGA announced the establishment of the U.S. Senior Women’s Open on Feb. 6, 2015. The addition of the U.S. Senior Women’s Open increased the number of national championships conducted annually by the USGA to 14.
2018 Champion
World Golf Hall of Famer Laura Davies, of England, rolled to a 10-stroke victory over Juli Inkster in the inaugural U.S. Senior Women's Open Championship at historic Chicago Golf Club.
Future U.S. Senior Women’s Open Sites        
July 9-12, 2020: Brooklawn Country Club, Fairfield, Conn.
USGA Championships at Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club
1989 U.S. Girls’ Junior, won by Brandie Burton
1991 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur, won by Phyllis Preuss
1996 U.S. Women’s Open, won by Annika Sörenstam
2001 U.S. Women’s Open, won by Karrie Webb
2007 U.S. Women’s Open, won by Cristie Kerr
2019 U.S. Senior Women’s Open
2022 U.S. Women’s Open
USGA Championships in North Carolina
The 2019 U.S. Senior Women’s Open will be the 30th USGA championship contested in North Carolina and the state’s first USGA championship since the 2014 Women’s Open, which was won by Michelle Wie at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club.
Media Information
The USGA online Media Center – mediacenter.usga.org – will include important and regularly updated championship information. The USGA will offer daily, complimentary high-resolution photographs during the U.S. Senior Women’s Open strictly for editorial use. For more information, email photorequests@usga.org.
Amy Morton
USGA Communications
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