United States Women's Amateur Golf Championship

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The U.S. Women's Amateur is the leading golf tournament in the United States for female amateur golfers.wikipedia
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The Womens Amateur Championship

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Along with the British Ladies Amateur, the U.S. Women's Amateur is considered the highest honor in women's amateur golf.
Along with the U.S. Women's Amateur, it is considered the highest honor in women's amateur golf.

United States Women's Open Championship (golf)

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It is the third oldest USGA championship, over a half century older than the U.S. Women's Open, which was first played in 1946. The two finalists win exemptions to the ensuing U.S. Women's Open, and the winner also wins exemptions to the Ricoh Women's British Open and upon turning 50, the U.S. Senior Women's Open (one year exemption for players who eventually turned professional, and five years for players who did not turn professional).
Currently, winners of the U.S. Girls' Junior, U.S. Women's Amateur (and finalist), and U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur (all USGA events) are exempt provided they did not turn professional beforehand.

U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur

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Because the tournament is dominated by teenagers and college-age players who are working toward careers as tournament professionals, the USGA introduced a separate tournament in 1987 for players age 25 and over, called the U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur.
The major amateur tournament in the U.S. for women, the U.S. Women's Amateur, is dominated by women under age 25, many with hopes of becoming tournament professionals.

Patty Berg

Several U.S. Women's Amateur champions who have gone on to become leading professionals including Patty Berg, Babe Zaharias, Louise Suggs and Beth Daniel.
She came to national attention by reaching the final of the 1935 U.S. Women's Amateur, losing to Glenna Collett-Vare in Vare's final Amateur victory.

Beth Daniel

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Several U.S. Women's Amateur champions who have gone on to become leading professionals including Patty Berg, Babe Zaharias, Louise Suggs and Beth Daniel.
Daniel won the U.S. Women's Amateur in 1975 and 1977, the Women's Western Amateur in 1978, and was on the U.S. Curtis Cup teams in 1976 and 1978 (going 4-0 in 1976).

Louise Suggs

Several U.S. Women's Amateur champions who have gone on to become leading professionals including Patty Berg, Babe Zaharias, Louise Suggs and Beth Daniel.
She won the 1947 U.S. Women's Amateur and the next year won the British Ladies Amateur.

Lexi Thompson

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In 2007, Pearl Jin and Alexis Thompson became the first 12-year-olds to qualify and the first to advance to match play.

Brooke Henderson

She won the Canadian Women's Amateur in 2013, and finished runner-up at the 2014 U.S. Women's Amateur.

U.S. Senior Women's Open

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The two finalists win exemptions to the ensuing U.S. Women's Open, and the winner also wins exemptions to the Ricoh Women's British Open and upon turning 50, the U.S. Senior Women's Open (one year exemption for players who eventually turned professional, and five years for players who did not turn professional).

Sophia Schubert

Schubert won the 2017 U.S. Women's Amateur, defeating the number-3 ranked amateur player in the world and former Olympian, Albane Valenzuela, in the final.

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It is played annually and is one of the 13 United States national golf championships organized by the United States Golf Association (USGA).

Morgan Pressel

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Morgan Pressel qualified as a 13-year-old in 2001 and won in 2005 at the age of 17.
In 2005, Pressel won the North and South Women's Amateur at Pinehurst, and the most important amateur event, the U.S. Women's Amateur.

Emma Talley

While playing as an amateur at the University of Alabama, she won the 2013 U.S. Women's Amateur by defeating Yueer Cindy Feng in the 36-hole final match, 2 & 1.

Jessica Korda

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She finished runner-up at the 2010 U.S. Women's Amateur.

Babe Didrikson Zaharias

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Several U.S. Women's Amateur champions who have gone on to become leading professionals including Patty Berg, Babe Zaharias, Louise Suggs and Beth Daniel.
Zaharias won the 1946 U.S. Women's Amateur and the 1947 British Ladies Amateur – the first American to do so – and three Women's Western Opens.

Amanda Blumenherst

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She was a three-time National Player of the Year at Duke University and won the U.S. Women's Amateur title in 2008.

Laura Baugh

The 2006 winner Kimberly Kim was only 14 years old, breaking the record previously held by Laura Baugh.
In 1971, at the age of 16, at the Atlanta Country Club in Atlanta, Georgia, she defeated Beth Barry in the 36-hole final match to win the U.S. Women's Amateur, becoming the youngest champion in the event's 76-year history to that stage.

Azahara Muñoz

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Additionally, she was runner-up to Amanda Blumenherst at the 2008 U.S. Women's Amateur in Eugene, Oregon, and was a member of Europe's Junior Solheim Cup Team in 2002, 2003, and 2005.

Jane Park

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Before turning professional, Park reached the finals of the 2003 U.S. Women's Amateur and 2004 U.S. Girls' Junior, and won the 2004 U.S. Women's Amateur.

Mariajo Uribe

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At age 17, she won the 2007 U.S. Women's Amateur, defeating Amanda Blumenherst 1 up.

Albane Valenzuela

Valenzuela reached the final of the 2017 U.S. Women's Amateur, losing to Sophia Schubert, 6 and 5.