Dates: Monday, June 17th through Saturday, June 22rd Site: Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club, Norman, Oklahoma Course Architect: Perry Maxwell (1951), Robert Cupp (1996) Par: 72 Yardage: 6,351
Par and Yards
Par and Yards
Par 4 360 yds
Par 4 305 yds
Par 3 161 yds
Par 4 363 yds
Par 4 325 yds
Par 3 144 yds
Par 4 464 yds
Par 5 472 yds
Par 5 523 yds
Par 4 380 yds
Par 3 153 yds
Par 3 196 yds
Par 4 387 yds
Par 4 359 yds
Par 5 535 yds
Par 4 401 yds
Par 4 385 yds
Par 5 538 yds
336 3,193 yds
36 3,158 yds
Annual: 37th Television: None Schedule of Play: Stroke Play - Monday, June 17th and Tuesday, June 18th, (field reduced to the lowest 64 players, who advance to match play) Match Play - Wednesday, June 19th - First Round, Thursday, June 20th - Second and Third Round, Friday, June 21st - Quarterfinals/Semifinals, Saturday, June 22nd - Championship (36 holes) Defending Champion: Kyung Kim Runner-Up: Ashlan Rammsey Lowest Medalist Score (36 holes): 135 (Brittany Lang, 2004; A.Jutanugarn, 2010) Lowest Medalist Score (18 holes): 65 (Brittany Lang, 2004)
Last Year's Results
Championship - Kyung Kim def. Ashlan Ramsey, 4 & 2 Semifinals - Kyung Kim def. Alice Jeong, 3 & 2 Ashlan Ramsey def. Kim Kaufman, 1-up Quarterfinals - Alice Jeong def. Annie Park, 4 & 2 Kyung Kim def. Lakareber Abe, 1-up Kim Kaufman def. Chirapat Jao-Javanil, 2 & 1 Ashlan Ramsey def. Grace Na, 3 & 1
NOTES: This prestigious event has been captured by some outstanding players, who have gone on to have professional careers. They include: Danielle Ammaccapane, Heather Farr, Lori Castillo, Tracy Kerdyk, Pearl Sinn, Tracy Hanson, Jill McGill, Jo Jo Robertson, Amy Spooner, Jody Niemann, Catherine Cartwright, Candie Kung, Michelle Wie and 5 time major champion Yani Tseng.
The 2013 WAPL will be the 20th USGA championship played in the state of Oklahoma. It will be the second WAPL championship conducted in Oklahoma. In 1988, the championship was staged at Page Belcher G.C. in Tulsa, where Pearl Sinn successfully defended her title. This will be the second USGA championship conducted at the Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club, following the 2009 US. Amateur Public Links Championship, which was won by Brad Benjamin.
Last year, Kyung Kim of Chandler, Arizona carded 10 birdies in 34 holes as she beat Ashlan Ramsey of Milledgeville, Georgia, 4 & 2 in the final. The players combined for 18 birdies in the match.
In 2011, Brianna Do became the third UCLA Bruin to win this championship after defeating Marissa Dodd, 1-up, in the 36-hole match play final. Do joined Mary Enright (1981) and Tiffany Joh (2006, 08) in the group of Bruins who have won. Ironically enough, Do wasn't even good enough to play on the UCLA's golf team in 2011 that went on to win the national title, ranking sixth on the team that sent five into the championship.
Emily Tubert defeated Lisa McCloskey, 3 & 2 in 2010, in the 36-hole final. Ariya Jutanugarn matched the 36-hole stroke play record of 135 in 2010, set by Brittany Lang in 2004. Jutanugarn, however, would lose in the third round of match play.
Jennifer Song cruised to a 7 & 6 win over Kimberly Kim in the 36-hole final back in 2009. Song, who was the runner-up in 2008, collected her first USGA title, while Kim was denied her second USGA crown. Kim won the U.S. Women's Amateur in 2006 when she was 14 years old. The 7 & 6 win was the largest margin of victory in the championship's history.
Joh rallied from a 2-down deficit in 2008 by winning four out of five holes from the 30th hole to come from behind and defeat Song for her second title at this event. Joh became the fifth player to win multiple times after her 2 & 1 victory.
Mina Harigae defeated Stephany Fleet in 2007, 4 & 3, to win at Kearney Hill Golf Links. The 17-year-old Harigae was the fifth high-school-aged winner since 2000, which is impressive considering no one under the age of 18 had ever won prior to 2000.
Joh crushed Kimberly Kim in 2006, 6 & 5, to win the title. Of the 63 matches played in 2006, just three went extra holes, the fewest total since the WAPL went to a 64-player draw in 1999.
When she titled here in 2003, Wie became at 13-years-old, the youngest champion in the history of the United States Golf Association. In an amazing match, Wie outlasted Virada Nirapathpongporn in the 36-hole final, 1-up, at Ocean Hammock Golf Club in Palm Coast, Florida. Wie was a stroke-play equivalent of 7-under-par for the 36 holes while Nirapathpongporn was 6-under.
In 2005, Eun Jung Lee edged Tiffany Chudy, 1-up, on the 37th hole, to become the ninth Korean-born player to win a USGA championship. In the longest match in WAPL history, Lee parred the 37th hole from 30-feet for the win.
The winner of this championship receives: A gold medal and custody of the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championship Trophy for one year; 10-year exemption from qualifying for the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links; 2-year exemption from qualifying for the U.S. Women's Amateur Championship, U.S. Girls' Juniors, if eligible, U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur Championship, if eligible, and U.S. Senior Women's Amateur, if eligible.
The championship is open to women amateur golfers who, since Jan. 1, 2013, have been bona fide public course players and have not held privileges at any course that does not extend playing privileges to the general public, or privileges of any private club maintaining its own course and have a USGA Handicap not exceeding 18.4. A bona fide public course player may hold incidental privileges of a course not open to the public when such privileges are provided by (1) an educational institution at which she is a student, or (2) a federal armed service of which she is a member or retired member, or (3) an industry by which she is employed or from which she is employed or retired.
The tournament has been decided on the 18th hole on 10 occasions and once in extra holes. Kelly Fuiks (1977), Kelli Antolock (1983), Tracy Hanson (1991), Connie Masterson (1993), Jody Niemann (1999), Wie (2003), Tseng (2004) and Do (2011) all won their final matches by a 1-up margin. In 1979, Lori Castillo won her final match, 2-up, and in 2001 Candie Kung won her final match, 2-up. The 2006 final was decided on the 37th hole, as Eun Jung Lee defeated Tiffany Chudy.
The 38th U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championship next year will be staged at The Home Course in DuPont, Washington.