Two months before the US Women’s Open which will take place from July 6 to 9 for the first time in Pebble Beach (California), only Céline Boutier is currently qualified on the French side. 2,107 players will try their luck in the qualifiers.
As with men, theUSGA (United States Golf Association) offer many professionals and amateurs with an index below 2.4 to validate their tikcet for theUS Women’s Open through qualifications. They will be for the first time more than 2000, 2107 exactly, to try their luck through 26 events on 36 holes in one day. The winners of the 2007 and 2010 editions, Cristie Kerr And Paula Cremierwill try their luck there. One of them will even take place in Belgium on May 26, at Naxhelet Golflocated west of Liège.
THE #USWomensOpen at Pebble Beach calls for record registrations! 👏
For the first time, we accepted over 2,000 applications. #FirstAtPebble pic.twitter.com/xlOmVSgRJg
— US Women’s Open (USGA) (@uswomensopen) May 3, 2023
I’USGA unveiled the list of players already exempted. They are a total of 87 to already have their ticket for pebble beachincluding the nine former winners starting with Michelle Wie West (titled in 2014) which is in its final year of exemption. We also find the last titles in Major but also on the LPGA. Of course, Celine Boutier is one of the qualifiers.
Pauline Roussin-Bouchard falls at the worst time
The top 75 in the world rankings as of May 3 have also received their invitation. Pauline Roussin-Bouchard was part of this group until… May 1st. The young Habs unfortunately fell from 71st to 77th in the world at the latest update of the Rolex Ranking.
61st after his victory at Aramco Team Series Singapore at the end of March, the pupil ofAlain Alberti pays here for its slightly more disappointing results at the start of the season on the LPGA (2 cuts in 5 tournaments, 48th as best result). The native of Montélimar will have to go through one of the qualifications or will have to be in the world top 75 on July 3 to hope to compete in her third US Women’s Open after 2020 (46th) and 2022 (cut).
Annika Sörenstam guest
I’USGA offered a special exemption to Annika Sorenstam for this 78th edition of the event. The Swede, triple winner of this Major (1995, 1996 and 2006), accepted it. ” I am incredibly grateful that theUSGA gave me the opportunity to participate in theUS Women’s Openthanked the inductee World Golf Hall of Fame in 2003. It’s a tournament that has greatly contributed to the development of my career. Play the first to pebble beachwhich will be a watershed moment for women’s golf, with my family by my side, will be a week we will never forget “.
Very exited!! pic.twitter.com/OTFDn7sDnV
—Annika Sorenstam (@ANNIKA59) May 3, 2023
At 52, Annika Sorenstam will try to become the third quadruple title player after Betsy Rawls And mickey wright.
The list of qualifiers:
Marina Alex, Na Rin An, Aditi Ashok, Saki Baba (a), Jessica Baker (a), Celine BoutierAshleigh Buhai, Krissy Carman (a), Chella Choi, Hye-Jin Choi, In Gee Chun, Monet Chun (a), Carlota Ciganda, Allisen Corpuz, Gemma Dryburgh, Ally Ewing, Ayaka Furue, Linn Grant, Hannah Green, Georgia Hall , Mina Harigae, Nasa Hataoka, Brooke Henderson, Charley Hull, Mone Inami, Chisato Iwai, Eun-Hee Ji, Ariya Jutanugarn, Danielle Kang, Minami Katsu, Haruka Kawasaki, Megan Khang, A Lim Kim, Grace Kim, Hyo Joo Kim, Sei Young Kim, Cheyenne Knight, Jin Young Ko, Lydia Ko, Jessica Korda, Nelly Korda, Jennifer Kupcho, Brittany Lang, Bronte Law, Alison Lee, Andrea Lee, Da Yeon Lee, Minjee Lee, Mirim Lee, So Mi Lee, Jeongeun Lee6, Hee Jeong Lim, Xiyu Lin, Gaby Lopez, Nanna Koerstz Madsen, Leona Maguire, Jill McGill, Yuna Nishimura Anna Nordqvist, Ryann O’Toole, Min Ji Park, Sung Hyun Park, Paula Reto, Hae Ran Ryu, Madelene Sagstrom, Mao Saigo, Lizette Salas, Yuka Saso, Jodi Ewart Shadoff, Hinako Shibuno, Jiyai Shin, Annika Sorenstam, Angela Stanford, Maja Stark, Patty Tavatanakit, Atthaya Thitikul, Lexi Thompson, Momoko Ueda, Lilia Vu, Michelle Wie West, Miyu Yamashita, Amy Yang, Angel Yin Ruoning Yin, Yuri Yoshida, Yana Wilson (a) and Rose Zhang (a).
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