How They Got To 2013 U.S. Women's Open

June 25, 2013

How the 2013 U.S. Women’s Open field qualified for the championship at Sebonack Golf Club in Southampton, N.Y.

U.S. Open Champions of Last 10 Years

Na Yeon Choi Cristie Kerr So Yeon Ryu
Paula Creamer Birdie Kim

Eun-Hi Jee Inbee Park  

Winner and Runner-up of the 2011 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship (must be an amateur)

Lydia Ko (a)    

 Winner of the 2012 Mark H. McCormack Medal for top-ranked player in Women’s Amateur Golf Ranking (must be an amateur)

Lydia Ko (a)    

Winners of the LPGA Championship the last five years

Shanshan Feng Anna Nordqvist Yani Tseng
Cristie Kerr Inbee Park  

Winners of the  Ricoh Women’s British Open the last five years

Catriona Matthew Jiyai Shin Yani Tseng

Winners of the Kraft Nabisco Championship the last five years

Stacy Lewis Inbee Park Sun Young Yoo
Brittany Lincicome Yani Tseng  

From the 2012 U.S. Women’s Open, the 10 lowest scorers and ties

Nicole Castrale Sandra Gal Se Ri Pak
Na Yeon Choi Cristie Kerr Inbee Park
Paula Creamer Ilhee Lee Suzann Pettersen
Shanshan Feng Mika Miyazato Giulia Sergas

From the 2012 LPGA Tour official money list, the top 70 money leaders.

Nicole Castrale Jessica Korda Gerina Piller
Chella Choi Candie Kung Morgan Pressel
Na Yeon Choi Cindy Lacrosse Beatriz Recari
Paula Creamer Brittany Lang So Yeon Ryu
Shanshan Feng Ilhee Lee Lizette Salas
Katie Futcher Meena Lee Dewi Claire Schreefel
Sandra Gal Stacy Lewis Hee Kyung Seo
Julieta Granada Brittany Lincicome Giulia Sergas
Natalie Gulbis Pernilla Lindberg Jodi Ewart Shadoff
Sophie Gustafson Mo Martin Jenny Shin
Hee-Won Han Caroline Masson Jiyai Shin
Mina Harigae Catriona Matthew Sarah-Jane Smith
Caroline Hedwall Sydnee Michaels Angela Stanford
Katherine Hull-Kirk Ai Miyazato Lexi Thompson
Mi-Jung Hur Mika Miyazato Yani Tseng
Vicky Hurst Belen Mozo Momoko Ueda
Karine Icher Azahara Munoz Marijose Uribe
Eun-Hee Ji Anna Nordqvist Alison Walshe
Jennifer Johnson Se Ri Pak Karrie Webb
Danielle Kang Hee Young Park Michelle Wie
Haeji Kang Inbee Park Lindsay Wright
Cristie Kerr Suzann Pettersen Amy Yang
I.K. Kim Pornanong Phatlum Sun Young Yoo

From the 2013 LPGA Tour official money list, the top 10 leaders through close of entries on May 1.

Inbee Park So Yeon Ryu Na Yeon Choi
Stacy Lewis Lizette Salas Jiyai Shin
Suzann Pettersen Cristie Kerr  
Beatriz Recari I.K. Kim  

Winners of LPGA co-sponsored events, whose victories are considered official, from the conclusion of the 2012 U.S. Women’s Open to the initiation of the 2013 U.S. Women’s Open

Na Yeon Choi Stacy Lewis So Yeon Ryu
Jennifer Johnson Mika Miyazato Jiyai Shin
Cristie Kerr Inbee Park Karrie Webb
Lydia Ko Suzann Pettersen  
Ilhee Lee Beatriz Recardi  

Top 5 money leaders from the 2012 Japan LPGA Tour, Korea LPGA Tour and Ladies European Tour

Chie Arimura Yoonkyung Heo Miki Saiki
Carly Booth Charyoung Kim Je-Yoon Yang
Carlota Ciganda Ha Neul Kim Soo Jin Yang
Shanshan Feng Caroline Masson  

From the current Rolex Rankings, the top 25 point leaders and anyone tying for 25th place as of May 1.

Inbee Park Cristie Kerr Angela Stanford
Stacy Lewis Paula Creamer Lizette Salas
Suzann Pettersen Karrie Webb  
Na Yeon Choi Mika Miyazato Lydia Ko (a)
Yani Tseng I.K. Kim Sun Ju Ahn
So Yeon Ryu Catriona Matthew Lexi Thompson
Jiyai Shin Azahara Munoz Karine Icher
Shanshan Feng Amy Yang  
Ai Miyazato    

From the current Rolex Rankings, the top 25 point leaders and anyone tying for 25th place as of June 24.

Inbee Park Ai Miyazato Lizette Salas
Stacy Lewis Cristie Kerr Angela Stanford
Suzanne Pettersen Catriona Matthew Azahara Munoz
Na Yeon Choi Mika Miyazato  
So Yeon Ryu Paula Creamer Anna Nordqvist
Shanshan Feng I.K. Kim Beatriz Recari
Yani Tseng Lydia Ko Karine Icher
Karrie Webb    
Jiyai Shin Amy Yang  

Special exemptions selected by the USGA.

Juli Inkster    

Sectional Qualifying at Bent Tree C.C. in Dallas

Jamie Hullett Catherine Matranga Kyung Kim (a)

Sectional Qualifying at Edgewood C.C. in River Vale, N.J.

Brooke Mackenzie Henderson (a) Annie Park (a) Kendra Little
Christel Boeljon    

Sectional Qualifying at Carolina Trace C.C. (Lake Course) in Sanford, N.C.

Patcharajutar Kongkraphan Tiffany Tavee Christine Song

Sectional Qualifying at Algonquin Golf Club in St. Louis

Izzy Beisiegel Megan Grehan Amy Meier

Sectional Qualifying at The Broadmoor G.C. (West Course) in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Sally Watson Nicole Zhang  

Sectional Qualifying at Bear Lakes C.C. (Links Course) in West Palm Beach, Fla.

Nelly Korda (a) Shannon Aubert (a) Emily Tubert (a)
Jackie Barenborg Stoelting Lindy Duncan  

Sectional Qualifying at Industry Hills G.C. (Ike Course) in City of Industry, Calif.

Mariah Stackhouse (a) Alice Kim Aimee Cho

Sectional Qualifying at Heathrow Country Club in Heathrow, Fla.

Lorie Kane Yuerr Feng (a) Carolina Westrup
Caroline Westrup Doris Chen (a) Moira Dunn

Sectional Qualifying at Minneapolis Golf Club in St. Louis Park, Minn.

Ayako Uehara Kirby Dreher  

Sectional Qualifying at The Woodlands (Texas) Country Club (Player Course)

Katy Harris Jessica Shepley Christi Cano

Sectional Qualifying at Lake Merced Golf Club in Daly City, Calif.

Casie Cathrea (a) Emily Childs Elizabeth Schultz (a)
Hannah Suh (a)    

Sectional Qualifying at Arrowhead Country Club in Glendale, Ariz.

Alexandra Kaui (a) Elena Robles Mikayla Harmon (a)

Sectional Qualifying at Waialae Country Club in Honolulu, Hawaii

Mariel Galdiano (a)    

Sectional Qualifying at Waverley Country Club in Portland, Ore.

Kelli Bowers (a) Karinn Dickinson  

Sectional Qualifyingn at Oak Valley Golf Club in Beaumont, Calif.

Tiffany Lua Gabriella Then (a) Stacy Keating

Sectional Qualifying at Cantigny Golf in Wheaton, Ill.

Carolina Powers Chelsea Harris  

Sectional Qualifying at Druid Hills Golf Club in Atlanta, Ga.

Jane Park Macarena Silva Laura Diaz
Austin Ernst Amelia Lewis Kristy McPherson
Jennifer Rosales Kris Tamulis Brooke Pancake
Karen Stupples    

Sectional Qualifying at Mount Pleasant Country Club in Boylston, Mass.

Becky Morgan Ryann O’Toole

Sectional Qualifying at Butler (Pa.) Country Club

Erica Herr (a) Rachel Rohanna  

Sectional Qualifying at The Elkridge Club in Baltimore, Md.

Christina Kim Irene Cho Thidapa Suwannapura
Maude-Aimee Leblanc Taylore Karle Nicole Jeray
Felicity Johnson Paz Echeverria Tiffany Joh
Janice Moodie Stephanie Sherlock Jiyoung Oh
Danah Bordner    


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