|Dates||July 9–12, 2015|
|Course(s)||Lancaster Country Club|
|Length||6,483 yards (5,928 m)|
|Field||156 players, 63 after cut|
|Prize fund||$4.5 million|
- 1 Qualifying and field
- 2 Course layout
- 3 Round summaries
- 4 References
- 5 External links
Qualifying and field
The championship is open to any female professional or amateur golfer with a USGA handicap index not exceeding 2.4. Players qualify by competing in one of twenty 36-hole qualifying tournaments held at sites across the United States and at international sites in China, England, Japan, and South Korea. Additional players were exempt from qualifying because of past performances in professional or amateur tournaments around the world.
Exempt from qualifying
Many players are exempt in multiple categories. Players are listed only once, in the first category in which they became exempt, with additional categories in parentheses ( ) next to their names. Golfers qualifying in Category 13 who qualified in other categories are denoted with the tour by which they qualified.
1. Winners of the U.S. Women's Open for the last ten years (2005–2014)
Na Yeon Choi (10,12,15,16), Paula Creamer (10,15,16), Eun-Hee Ji (10), Cristie Kerr (10,11,12,15,16), Birdie Kim, Inbee Park (5,7,10,11,12,15,16), So Yeon Ryu (9,10,12,15,16), Michelle Wie (9,10,15,16)
- Exempt but did not enter tournament: Annika Sörenstam
- The runner-up, Brooke Henderson, turned professional in December 2014, forfeiting this exemption. She had previously qualified in category 9.
- The 2014 winner, Emily Kristine Pederson, was eligible but did not enter the tournament.
4. Winner of the 2014 Mark H. McCormack Medal (Women's World Amateur Golf Ranking) (must be an amateur)
- Minjee Lee turned professional in December 2014, forfeiting her exemption from qualifying. She later qualified under categories 12 and 16.
- Jiyai Shin (13-JLPGA,15,16) qualified but did not enter the tournament
9. Ten lowest scorers and anyone tying for 10th place from the 2014 U.S. Women's Open
Brooke Henderson, Meena Lee (10), Catriona Matthew (10,15,16), Stephanie Meadow, Pornanong Phatlum (10,15,16), Jenny Shin (10,15,16), Amy Yang (10,11,12,15,16), Sakura Yokomine
10. Top 75 money leaders from the 2014 final official LPGA money list
Marina Alex, Dori Carter, Chella Choi (15,16), Carlota Ciganda (13-LET,15,16), Laura Davies, Laura Diaz, Austin Ernst (12), Jodi Ewart Shadoff, Sandra Gal (15,16), Julieta Granada (15,16), Mina Harigae, Caroline Hedwall, M. J. Hur (12), Karine Icher, Tiffany Joh, Moriya Jutanugarn, Danielle Kang, Haeji Kang, Kim Kaufman, Christina Kim (12), I.K. Kim (15), Katherine Kirk, Lydia Ko (11,12,15,16), Jessica Korda (15,16), Candie Kung, Brittany Lang (16), Ilhee Lee (15,16), Mi Hyang Lee (12,15,16), Mirim Lee (11,12,15,16), Amelia Lewis, Pernilla Lindberg, Caroline Masson, Sydnee Michaels, Belen Mozo, Azahara Muñoz (15,16), Haru Nomura, Anna Nordqvist (12,15,16), Ji Young Oh, Lee-Anne Pace (12,13-LET,15), Hee Young Park (15), Gerina Piller (15,16), Morgan Pressel (11,15,16), Beatriz Recari, Lizette Salas (15,16), Dewi Claire Schreefel, Sarah Jane Smith, Angela Stanford (15,16), Thidapa Suwannapura, Kris Tamulis, Ayako Uehara, Mariajo Uribe, Line Vedel, Karrie Webb (15,16)
- Se Ri Pak withdrew from the tournament on June 21 and was replaced by Georgia Hall, the first alternate from the Buckinghamshire qualifier.
- Jennifer Johnson withdrew on July 6 citing "medical reasons." She was replaced by Mallory Blackwelder, the first alternate from the Scottsdale, Arizona qualifier.
11. Top 10 money leaders from the 2015 official LPGA money list, through the close of entries on May 6
Kim Sei-young (12,15,16)
12. Winners of LPGA co-sponsored events, whose victories are considered official, from the conclusion of the 2014 U.S. Women's Open to the initiation of the 2015 U.S. Women's Open
Q Baek (13-KLPGA,15,16), Minjee Lee (16)
13. Top five money leaders from the 2014 Japan LPGA Tour, Korea LPGA Tour and Ladies European Tour
Japan LPGA Tour: Teresa Lu (15,16), Misuzu Narita
Korea LPGA Tour: Heo Yoon-kyung (15), Lee Jung-min (15,16), Chun In-gee (15,16)
Ladies European Tour: Charley Hull (15,16), Gwladys Nocera
- Sun-Ju Ahn (15,16) (JLPGA), Lee Bo-mee (15,16) (JLPGA) and Nikki Campbell (LET) qualified but did not enter the tournament.
- Heo Yoon-kyung (15) qualified but withdrew from the tournament on July 8 with a knee injury. She was replaced by Ally McDonald, the first alternate from the Atlanta, Georgia qualifier.
- Momoko Ueda qualified but did not enter the tournament.
17. Special exemptions selected by the USGA
- None offered.
Additional players qualify through sectional qualifying tournaments taking place between May 9 and June 15 at 25 sites in the United States, China, South Korea, England, and Japan.
- (a) denotes amateur
- Mariel Galdiano (a)
May 18 at Serrano Country Club, El Dorado Hills, California
May 18 at Bradenton Country Club, Bradenton, Florida
May 18 at Westmoreland Country Club, Wilmette, Illinois
May 18 at Windsong Farm Golf Club, Independence, Minnesota
- Sarah Burnham (a)
May 18 at Butler Country Club, Butler, Pennsylvania
May 18 at Woo Jeong Hills Country Club, Chungnam, South Korea
May 19 at Superstition Mountain Golf & Country Club, Gold Canyon, Arizona
May 19 at Goose Creek Golf Club, Mira Loma, California
May 22 at Fountains Country Club (North Course), Lake Worth, Florida
May 26 at Industry Hills Golf Club, City of Industry, California
May 27 at Riverdale Golf Course, Brighton, Colorado
May 27 at Governors Club, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
May 29 at Sugar Mill Country Club (White/Red Course), New Smyrna Beach, Florida
June 1 at Galloway National Golf Club, Galloway, New Jersey
June 2 at Ferncroft Country Club, Middleton, Massachusetts
June 2 at St. Clair Country Club, Belleville, Illinois
June 15 at Arima Royal Golf Club, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan
Alternates added to field
The following players were added to the field before the start of the tournament when spots reserved for exemptions in various categories were not used and to replace players who withdrew from the tournament.
Nationalities in the field
|North America (63)||South America (3)||Europe (26)||Oceania (7)||Asia (55)||Africa (2)|
|Canada (2)||Ecuador (1)||England (6)||Australia (6)||China (6)||South Africa (2)|
|Mexico (4)||Paraguay (1)||Northern Ireland (1)||New Zealand (1)||Japan (12)|
|United States (57)||Colombia (1)||Scotland (3)||South Korea (26)|
|Denmark (1)||Taiwan (6)|
|France (3)||Thailand (5)|
Past champions in the field
Made the cut
|Player||Country||Year(s) won||R1||R2||R3||R4||Total||To par||Finish|
|Inbee Park||South Korea||2008, 2013||68||70||70||67||275||−5||T3|
|So Yeon Ryu||South Korea||2011||72||68||70||67||277||−3||T5|
|Michelle Wie||United States||2014||72||68||68||70||278||−2||11|
|Karrie Webb||Australia||2000, 2001||66||72||73||69||280||E||T14|
|Na Yeon Choi||South Korea||2012||67||74||70||72||283||+3||T26|
|Paula Creamer||United States||2010||69||73||73||71||286||+6||T42|
Missed the cut
|Player||Country||Year won||R1||R2||Total||To par|
|Eun-Hee Ji||South Korea||2009||75||71||146||+6|
|Cristie Kerr||United States||2007||75||73||148||+8|
|Birdie Kim||South Korea||2005||74||80||154||+14|
Thursday and Friday, July 9–10, 2015
The first round was incomplete Thursday due to weather; play was completed on Friday morning before the beginning of the second round.
|T1||Marina Alex||United States||66||−4|
|Jane Park||United States|
|T4||Na Yeon Choi||South Korea||67||−3|
|Amy Yang||South Korea|
|T6||Chun In-gee||South Korea||68||−2|
|Austin Ernst||United States|
|Muni He (a)||China|
|Mi Hyang Lee||South Korea|
|Sydnee Michaels||United States|
|Elizabeth Nagel||United States|
|Inbee Park||South Korea|
|Morgan Pressel||United States|
Friday, July 10, 2015
|1||Amy Yang||South Korea||67-66=133||−7|
|T2||Stacy Lewis||United States||69-67=136||−4|
|4||Marina Alex||United States||66-71=137||−3|
|T5||Chun In-gee||South Korea||68-70=138||−2|
|Inbee Park||South Korea||68-70=138|
|Jane Park||United States||66-72=138|
|Morgan Pressel||United States||68-70=138|
Saturday, July 11, 2015
|1||Amy Yang||South Korea||67-66-69=202||−8|
|2||Stacy Lewis||United States||69-67-69=205||−5|
|3||Chun In-gee||South Korea||68-70-68=206||−4|
|T5||Chella Choi||South Korea||71-73-64=208||−2|
|Mi Hyang Lee||South Korea||68-72-68=208|
|Inbee Park||South Korea||68-70-70=208|
|Michelle Wie||United States||72-68-68=208|
|Jane Park||United States||66-72-71=209|
|Morgan Pressel||United States||68-70-71=209|
Sunday, July 12, 2015
|Place||Player||Country||Score||To par||Money ($)|
|1||Chun In-gee||South Korea||68-70-68-66=272||−8||810,000|
|2||Amy Yang||South Korea||67-66-69-71=273||−7||486,000|
|T3||Stacy Lewis||United States||69-67-69-70=275||−5||267,072|
|Inbee Park||South Korea||68-70-70-67=275|
|Jane Park||United States||66-72-71-68=277|
|Morgan Pressel||United States||68-70-71-68=277|
|So Yeon Ryu||South Korea||72-68-70-67=277|
Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par
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- Golf Channel Hall of Famer Pak WDs from U.S. Women's Open June 22, 2015.
- Golf Channel, Oyama, Green, Wagner added to U.S. Women’s Open July 6, 2015.
- Lancaster Country Club provides tough but fair test for U.S. Women’s Open July 8, 2015.
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- "Galdiano qualifies for U.S. Women's Open". The Maui News. May 10, 2015. Retrieved May 19, 2015.
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- "Two-Time USGA Champion Song Leads Trio of Qualifiers in Virginia". USGA. May 19, 2015.
2015 KPMG Women's PGA Championship
|Major Championships||Succeeded by|
2015 Women's British Open