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Dates: Monday, August 5th through Sunday, August 11th
Site: Country Club of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina
Course Architect: Seth Rraynor (1929)
Par: 71
Yardage: 6,488
Hole-By-Hole:
HolePar and YardsHolePar and Yards
1 Par 4 409 yds 10 Par 4 400 yds
2 Par 4 380 yds 11 Par 3 171 yds
3 Par 3 158 yds 12 Par 4 350 yds
4 Par 4 405 yds 13 Par 4 370 yds
5 Par 5 486 yds 14 Par 4 344 yds
6 Par 3 200 yds 15 Par 5 518 yds
7 Par 4 368 yds 16 Par 4 412 yds
8 Par 4 397 yds 17 Par 3 164 yds
9 Par 5 530 yds 18 Par 4 426 yds
36 3,333 yds 36 3,155 yds
Annual: 113th
Television: Golf Channel - Wednesday -- 3-5 p.m. (ET)
Thursday through Sunday -- 4-6 p.m. (ET)
Schedule of Play: Stroke Play - Monday, August 5th and Tuesday, August 6th,
(field reduced to the lowest 64 players, who advance to match play).
Match Play - Wednesday, August 7th - First Round,
Thursday, August 8th - Second/Third Rounds,
Friday, August 9th - Quarterfinals,
Saturday, August 10th - Semifinals,
Sunday, Aug 11th - Championship (36 holes)
Defending Champion:Lydia Ko
Runner-Up: Jaye Marie Green
Lowest Medalist Score (36 holes): 135 (Courtney Swaim, 2002)
Lowest Medalist Score (18 holes): 65 (Rachel Rohanna, 2010 - Charlotte CC)
Last Year's Results
Championship
Lydia Ko def. Jaye Marie Green, 3 & 1
Semifinals
Lydia Ko def. Ariya Jutanugarn, 3 & 1
Jaye Marie Green def. Nicole Zhang, 2-up
Quarterfinals
Lydia Ko def. Paula Reto, 3 & 1
Jaye Marie Green def. Marijosse Navarro, 2 & 1
Ariya Jutanugarn def. Erynne Lee, 5 & 4
Nicole Zhang def. Su-Hyun Oh, 2 & 1
Past U.S. Women's Amateur Results
YearWinner
2012 Lydia Ko def. Jaye Marie Green, 3 & 1
2011 Danielle Kang def. Moriya Jutanugarn, 6 & 5
2010 Danielle Kang def. Jessica Korda, 2 & 1
2009 Jennifer Song def. Jennifer Johnson, 3 & 1
2008 Amanda Blumenherst def. Azahara Munoz, 2 & 1
2007 Maria Uribe def. Amanda Blumenherst, 1-up
2006 Kimberly Kim def. Katharina Schallenberg, 1-up
2005 Morgan Pressel def. Maru Martinez, 9 & 8
2004 Jane Park def. Amanda McCurdy, 2-up
2003 Virada Nirapathpongporn def. Jane Park, 2 & 1
2002 Becky Lucidi def. Brandi Jackson, 3 & 2
2001 Meredith Duncan def. Nicole Perrot, 1-up (37 holes)
2000 Marcy Newton def. Laura Myerscough, 8 & 7
1999 Dorothy Delasin def. Jimin Kang, 4 & 3
1998 Grace Park def. Jenny Chuasiriporn, 7 & 6
1997 Silvia Cavalleri def. Robin Burke, 5 & 4
1996 Kelli Kuehne def. Marisa Baena, 2 & 1
1995 Kelli Kuehne def. Anne-Marie Knight, 4 & 3
1994 Wendy Ward def. Jill McGill, 2-up
1993 Jill McGill def. Sarah LeBrun Ingram, 1-up
1992 Vicki Goetze def. Annika Sorenstam, 1-up
1991 Amy Fruhwirth def. Heidi Voorhees, 5 & 4
1990 Pat Hurst def. Stephanie Davis, 1-up (37 holes)
1989 Vicki Goetze def. Brandie Burton, 4 & 3
1988 Pearl Sinn def. Karen Noble, 6 & 5
1987 Kay Cockerill def. Tracy Kerdyk, 3 & 2
1986 Kay Cockerill def. Kathleen McCarthy, 9 & 7
1985 Michiko Hattori def. Cheryl Stacy, 5 & 4
1984 Deb Richard def. Kimberly Williams, 1-up (37 holes)
1983 Joanne Pacillo def. Sally Quinlan, 2 & 1
1982 Juli Inkster def. Cathy Hanlon, 4 & 3
1981 Juli Inkster def. Lindy Goggin, 1-up
1980 Juli Inkster def. Patti Rizzo, 2-up
1979 Carolyn Hill def. Patty Sheehan, 7 & 6
1978 Cathy Sherk def. Judith Oliver, 4 & 3
1977 Beth Daniel def. Cathy Sherk, 3 & 1
1976 Donna Horton def. Marianne Bretton, 2 & 1
1975 Beth Daniel def. Donna Horton, 3 & 2
1974 Cynthia Hill def. Carol Semple, 5 & 4
1973 Carol Semple def. Anne Quast Sander, 1-up
1972 Mary Budke def. Cynthia Hill, 5 & 4
1971 Laura Baugh def. Beth Barry, 1-up
1970 Martha Wilkinson def. Cynthia Hill, 3 & 2
1969 Catherine Lacoste def. Shelley Hamlin, 3 & 2
1968 JoAnne Gunderson Carner def. Anne Quast Sander, 5 & 4
1967 Mary Lou Dill def. Jean Ashley, 5 & 4
1966 JoAnne Gunderson def. Marlene Stewart Streit, 1-up (41 holes)
1965 Jean Ashley def. Anne Quast Sander, 5 & 4
1964 Barbara McIntire def. JoAnne Gunderson, 3 & 2
1963 Anne Quast Sander def. Peggy Conley, 2 & 1
1962 JoAnne Gunderson def. Ann Baker, 9 & 8
1961 Anne Quast Sander def. Phyllis Preuss, 14 & 13
1960 JoAnne Gunderson def. Jean Ashley, 6 & 5
1959 Barbara McIntire def. Joanne Goodwin, 4 & 3
1958 Anne Quast def. Barbara Romack, 3 & 2
1957 JoAnne Gunderson def. Ann Casey Johnstone, 8 & 6
1956 Marlene Stewart def. JoAnne Gunderson, 2 & 1
1955 Patricia A. Lesser def. Jane Nelson, 7 & 6
1954 Barbara Romack def. Mickey Wright, 4 & 2
1953 Mary Lena Faulk def. Polly Riley, 3 & 2
1952 Jacqueline Pung def. Shirley McFedters, 2 & 1
1951 Dorothy Kirby def. Claire Doran, 2 & 1
1950 Beverly Hanson def. Maie Murray, 6 & 4
1949 Dorothy Porter def. Dorothy Kielty, 3 & 2
1948 Grace S. Lenczyk def. Helen Sigel, 4 & 3
1947 Louise Suggs def. Dorothy Kirby, 2-up
1946 Babe Didrikson Zaharias def. Clara Sherman, 11 & 9
1945 Not Held
1944 Not Held
1943 Not Held
1942 Not Held
1941 Elizabeth Hicks def. Helen Sigel, 5 & 3
1940 Betty Jameson def. Jane S. Cothran, 6 & 5
1939 Betty Jameson def. Dorothy Kirby, 3 & 2
1938 Patty Berg def. Estelle Lawson Page, 6 & 5
1937 Estelle Lawson Page def. Patty Berg, 7 & 6
1936 Pamela Barton def. Maureen Orcutt, 4 & 3
1935 Glenna Collett Vare def. Patty Berg, 3 & 2
1934 Virginia Van Wie def. Dorothy Traung, 2 & 1
1933 Virginia Van Wie def. Helen Hicks, 4 & 3
1932 Virginia Van Wie def. Glenna Collett Vare, 10 & 8
1931 Helen Hicks def. Glenna Collett Vare, 2 & 1
1930 Glenna Collett def. Virginia Van Wie, 6 & 5
1929 Glenna Collett def. Leona Pressley, 4 & 3
1928 Glenna Collett def. Virginia Van Wie, 13 & 12
1927 Miriam Burns Horn def. Maureen Orcutt, 5 & 4
1926 Helen Stetson def. Elizabeth Goss, 3 & 1
1925 Glenna Scott def. Alexa Stirling, 9 & 8
1924 Dorothy Campbell Hurd def. Mary K. Browne, 7 & 6
1923 Edith Cummings def. Alexa Stirling, 3 & 2
1922 Glenna Collett def. Margaret Gavin, 5 & 4
1921 Marion Hollins def. Alexa Stirling, 5 & 4
1920 Alexa Stirling def. Dorothy Campbell Hurd, 5 & 4
1919 Alexa Stirling def. Margaret Gavin, 6 & 5
1918 Not Held
1917 Not Held
1916 Alexa Stirling def. Mildred Caverly, 2 & 1
1915 Florence Vanderbeck def. Margaret Gavin, 3 & 2
1914 Katherine Harley def. Elaine V. Rosenthal, 1-up
1913 Gladys Ravenscroft def. Marion Hollins, 2-up
1912 Margaret Curtis def. Nonna Barlow, 3 & 2
1911 Margaret Curtis def. Lillian B. Hyde, 5 & 3
1910 Dorothy I. Campbell def. Mrs. G.M. Martin, 2 & 1
1909 Dorothy I. Campbell def. Nonna Barlow, 3 & 2
1908 Katherine C. Harley def. Mrs. T.H. Polhemus, 6 & 5
1907 Margaret Curtis def. Harriot S. Curtis, 7 & 6
1906 Harriot S. Curtis def. Mary B. Adams, 2 & 1
1905 Pauline Mackay def. Margaret Curtis, 1-up
1904 Georgianna M. Bishop def. Mrs. E.F. Sanford, 5 & 3
1903 Bessie Anthony def. J. Anna Carpenter, 7 & 6
1902 Genevieve Hecker def. Louisa A. Wells, 4 & 3
1901 Genevieve Hecker def. Lucy Herron, 5 & 3
1900 Frances C. Griscom def. Margaret Curtis, 6 & 5
1899 Ruth Underhill def. Margaret Fox, 2 & 1
1898 Beatrix Hoyt def. Maude Wetmore, 5 & 3
1897 Beatrix Hoyt def. Nellie Sargent, 5 & 4
1896 Beatrix Hoyt def. Mrs. Arthur Turnure, 2 & 1
1895 Lucy Barnes (132) - Nellie Sargent
NOTES:

The oldest and most prestigious championship in women's golf, the U.S. Women's Amateur marked the beginning of women's competitive golf in the United States.This event is one of the USGA's first three championships along with the U.S. Open and the U.S. Amateur. Dating back to 1895, the U.S. Women's Amateur boastssome very notable winners, such as: Glenna Collett Vare, Babe Didrikson Zaharias, Louise Suggs, JoAnne Gunderson Carner, Beth Daniel, Juli Inkster, PatHurst, Kelli Kuehne, Grace Park, Morgan Pressel and Amanda Blumenherst. The USGA received a record 1,170 entries for the 2013 event, eclipsing the previousmark of 1,123 entries received for the 2012 championship.

The 2013 U.S. Women's Amateur will be the first USGA championship conducted at the Country Club of Charleston. CCC member Beth Daniel won the U.S. Women'sAmateur in 1975 and 1977. In addition, this will be the 15th USGA championship conducted in South Carolina. The first was the 1962 U.S. Women's Open,conducted at Dunes Golf & Beach Club in Myrtle Beach and won by Murle Lindstrom. The most recent was the 2009 U.S. Mid-Amateur at The Kiawah IslandClub, won by Nathan Smith.

The champion receives a gold medal and custody of the Robert Cox Cup for the ensuing year. The runner-up receives a silver medal; the other semifinalistsreceive bronze medals. The champion receives an exemption from sectional qualifying for U.S. Women's Amateur Championships for the next ten years; anexemption from sectional qualifying for 10 years to the U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur Championship, if otherwise eligible; an exemption from sectionalqualifying for the next 10 U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championship, if otherwise eligible; an exemption from sectional qualifying for the next twoU.S. Women's Open Championships, if still an amateur; an exemption from sectional qualifying for future USGA Senior Women's Amateur Championships, ifotherwise eligible.

Last year, New Zealand's Lydia Ko never trailed in her match with Jaye Marie Green, as she defeated the Boca Raton, Fla. native, 3 & 1. All square after 16holes in the morning round, Ko birdied the 17th hole to take a one-up lead at the break. She then reeled off three consecutive birdies on the 24th throughthe 26th holes to take control off the match. Although Green closed to within two down after 34 holes, Ko closed out the match with a par on the 35th hole.For the week, Ko played the 18th hole just once in her six matches, defeating Celine Boutier, 1-up in the third round.

Amazingly, one month later, Ko, the top-ranked amateur in the Women's World Golf Ranking, won the LPGA Tour's CN Canadian Women's Open, becoming the firstamateur to win on tour since JoAnne Carner in 1969.

News and Notes from 2012: The 2012 championship was the 850th USGA individual championship. The youngest player in the championship was 10-year-old LatannaStone, of Valrico, Fla. She became the third-youngest qualifier in USGA history, following Allisen Corpuz at the 2008 Women's Amateur Public Links andMichelle Wie at the 2000 Women�s Amateur Public Links. The oldest player in the championship was 56-year-old Brenda Pictor, of Marietta, Ga. 18 countries wererepresented last year: Australia, Canada, Colombia, England, France, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Paraguay, the People�sRepublic of China, the Philippines, Scotland, South Africa, Thailand and the United States. There were four sets of sisters in the field: Carly and EmilyChilds, of Alameda, Calif.; Ariya and Moriya Jutanugarn; McKenzie and Steffi Neisen, of New Prague, Minn.; and Mariana and Sierra Sims, of Austin, Texas.There was also one set of cousins: Cherokee Kim, of Dupont, Wash., and Erynne Lee, of Silverdale, Wash.

Back in 2011, Danielle Kang cruised to a 6 & 5 win over Moriya Jutanugarn in the 36-hole final at Rhode Island Country Club. Kang became the first playersince Kelli Kuehne (1995-96) to repeat as champion. The last time Rhode Island Country Club hosted the championship in 1987, Kay Cockerill successfullydefended her title. In fact, two of the previous three repeat winners did so at Rhode Island Country Club. For the match, Kang had 11 birdies and only onebogey. Jutanugarn's sister, Ariya, captured the 2011 U.S. Girls' Junior title. Kang will not be on hand to defend her title this year, as she has since turnedprofessional. Kang finished tied for 14th at the U.S. Women's Open Championship in July.

In 2010, Kang sank a four-foot birdie putt on the 35th hole to defeat Jessica Korda, 2 & 1, at Charlotte Country Club in North Carolina. Kang and Kordaplayed the 35 holes in five-under-par.

Jennifer Song outlasted Jennifer Johnson, 3 & 1 in 2009, to capture the title. In doing so, Song etched her name in the record books, as she becamejust the second female in history to win two USGA championships in the same year. Just two months prior, Song won the U.S. Women's Amateur Public LinksChampionship.

Amanda Blumenherst grabbed her first lead on the 31st hole in 2008 and held off Azahara Munoz for a 2 & 1 win in the final. Blumenherst, the 2007runner-up, got up and down for par on the 35th hole to seal the match after Munoz missed an eight-foot birdie putt. Blumenherst became the first collegianto win this trophy since Virada Nirapathpongporn in 2003.

In 2007, Maria Jose Uribe defeated Blumenherst in the 36-hole match play final to become the first Colombian ever to win a USGA title. Uribe was the secondgolfer from South America to win a USGA event in 2007, along with Argentina's Angel Cabrera, who captured the U.S. Open.

Kimberly Kim mounted an impressive comeback in 2006, as she became the youngest champion in the history of the championship, defeating KatharinaSchallenberg, 1-up. Kim was four down after six holes and five down after 15 holes before storming back. Kim was 14 years, 11 months and 21 days old.

In 2005, Pressel won the first hole with a par and never trailed, as she cruised to a 9 & 8 win over Maru Martinez. Pressel was seven-under-par for the28 holes.

The 2014 championship will move to Long Island, New York, as Nassau Country Club in Glen Cove will play host to the 114th staging of this storiedchampionship.


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