Thursday, May 30, 2024

U.S. Women's Open, Day One

I always enjoy the U.S. Women's Open, which is being played this year at the Lancaster Country Club in Lancaster, Pa.  Pennsylvania is a great place to host U.S.G.A. events, because it is full of beautiful classic American golf courses, and the Lancaster C.C. is certainly one of those.

Anyway, the big story going into this event was Nelly Korda, who has already won six times this year on the L.P.G.A. tour, including the Chevron Championship (the first women's major of the year).  But she made a 10 on the par-3 12th, which was her third hole of the day, and she has effectively been eliminated from contention.  She is currently 10 over par after shooting a 45 on the back nine to open her round:  three bogeys and a septuple-bogey.  So there will not be a women's grand slam this year.


  1. Here are the last 10 U.S. Women's Open winners:

    2023: Allisen Corpuz
    2022: Minjee Lee (AUS)
    2021: Yuka Saso (PHI)
    2020: Kim A-lim (KOR)
    2019: Lee Jeong-eun (KOR)
    2018: Ariya Jutanugam (THA)
    2017: Park Sung-hyun (KOR)
    2016: Brittany Lang
    2015: Chun In-gee (KOR)
    2014: Michelle Wie

  2. Here's the scorecard:

    1: 404 yds (par 4)
    2: 380 yds (par 4)
    3: 397 yds (par 4)
    4: 354 yds (par 4)
    5: 395 yds (par 4)
    6: 160 yds (par 3)
    7: 513 yds (par 5)
    8: 205 yds (par 3)
    9: 410 yds (par 4)
    OUT: 3,218 yds (par 35)

    10: 424 yds (par 4)
    11: 417 yds (par 4)
    12: 161 yds (par 3)
    13: 511 yds (par 5)
    14: 405 yds (par 4)
    15: 420 yds (par 4)
    16: 346 yds (par 4)
    17: 179 yds (par 3)
    18: 434 yds (par 4)
    IN: 3,297 yds (par 35)

    TOTAL: 6,515 yds (par 70)

  3. Lexi Thompson who is 29 years old, has announced that this will be her last year on the L.P.G.A. Tour. She has 11 tour victories, including one major (the 2014 Kraft Nabisco). But she has not won on tour since 2019.

  4. Nelly Korda shoots 45 on her first nine, and 35 on her second nine, and she finishes with a score of 80 -- 10 over par.

  5. This is a very difficult course -- or at least it's playing very difficult today. Only 10 golfers are under par right now, and only three golfers so far have broken par for an entire round. So far, the low score of the day is 69 -- one under par.

  6. So far, four golfers have shot rounds higher than 80.

  7. Apparently, Yuka Saso, who won the U.S. Women's Open in 2021, used to represent the Philippines but now represents Japan. I've never heard of that happening in golf before.

  8. Check out this leaderboard:

    T1. A. Lee: -1 (18 holes)
    T1. W. Meechai (THA): -1 (18)
    T1. Miss A. Cernousek (a) (FRA): -1 (18)
    T1. Y. Saso (JPN): -1 (12)
    T1. P. Babnik (SRB): -1 (10)

  9. Miss Asterisk Talley, a 15-year-old amateur from Chowchilla, California, made a triple bogey 8 on the 7th hole but still finished her day with an even-par round of 70.

    1. In looking up Miss Asterisk Talley, I learned that Emma Talley was actually born in Paducah (before growing up in Princeton).

  10. So far, eleven golfers are more than 10 strokes over par.