2019 U.S. Senior Women's Open: Who's ExemptUpdated Feb. 20

The following players are exempt from sectional qualifying for the 2019 U.S. Senior Women's Open, to be played at Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club, in Southern Pines, N.C., May 16-19. All exempt players must still file a championship entry by the Wednesday, April 10 deadline.

See the bottom of the page for a description of each exemption category.

First Name Last Name Exemption Categories
Kristi Albers 8
Amy Alcott 4,7,8
Helen Alfredsson 2,7,8,13,14,15,16
Danielle Ammaccapane 2,8,16
Janet Anderson 4
Donna Andrews 7,8
Tina Barrett 8
Jean Bartholomew 9,16
Laura Baugh 5
Susie Berning 4,7
Nanci Bowen 7
Pat Bradley 4,7,8
Jerilyn Britz 4
Mary Budke 6
Barb Bunkowsky 16
Betty Burfeindt 7
Donna Caponi 4,7
JoAnne Gunderson Carner 4,5,8
Kay Cockerill 5
Kathy Cornelius 4
Jane Crafter 16
Jean Ashley Crawford 5,6
Beth Daniel 5,7,8
Laura Davies 1,2,4,7,8,12,13,14,15,16
Alicia Dibos 2,16
Judy Dickinson 8
Mary Lou Dill 5
Wendy Doolan 8,9,16
Dale Eggeling 8
Gloria Ehret 7
Shirley Englehorn 7
Cindy Figg-Currier 16
Jamie Fischer 2
Joanne Foreman 5
Amy Fruhwirth 5
Jane Geddes 4,7,8
Tammie Green-Parker 2,7,8
Suzy Green-Roebuck 2
Lisa Grimes 9,16
Kathy Baker Guadagnino 4
Marlene Hagge 7
Patricia Lesser Harbottle 6
Michiko Hattori 5
Sandra Haynie 4,7
Chako Higuchi 7
Cynthia Hill 5
Carolyn Hill 5
Donna Horton 5
Juli Inkster 2,4,5,7,8,13,16,17
Becky Iverson 16
Christa Johnson 7,8,16
Trish Johnson 2,12,14,15,16,17
Cathy Johnston-Forbes 2,7,10,16
Rosie Jones 2,8.14,16
Lorie Kane 8,16
Laurel Kean 2
Judy Kimball 7
Betsy King 4,7,8
Martha Kirouac 6
Hiromi Kobayashi 8
Judith Kyrinis 18
Catherine Lacoste 4,6
Martha Leach 2,3
Jenni Lidback 7
Murle Lindstrom 4
Sally Little 7
Nancy Lopez 7,8
Marilyn Lovander 2,16
Meg Mallon 4,7,8
Barbara McIntire 6
Lauri Merten 4
Alice Miller 7
Mary Mills 4,7
Barbara Moxness 2,10,16
Barb Mucha 2,8,16
Martha Nause 7,16
Liselotte Neumann 2,4,8,14,16,17
Alison Nicholas 4
Ayako Okamoto 8
Pat O'Sullivan Lucey 7
Sandra Palmer 4,7
Dottie Pepper 7,8
Sandra Post 7
Betsy Rawls 4,7
Michele Redman 2,8,14,15,16
Susie Redman 2,16
Deb Richard 5,8
Laurie Rinker 9,10,16
Kelly Robbins 7
Jodi Anschutz Rosenthal 7
Kim Saiki-Maloney 8
Yuko Saito 2
Anne Quast Sander 6
Nancy Scranton 7
Patty Sheehan 4,7,8
Cathy Sherk 5
Val Skinner 8
Marilynn Smith 7
Hollis Stacy 4,7,8
Sherri Steinhauer 7,8
Jan Stephenson 4,7,8
Marlene Stewart Streit 6
Lara Tennant 18
Carol Semple Thompson 6
Kris Tschetter 8
Sherri Turner 7
Laura Webb 21
Kathy Whitworth 7
Maggie Will 16
Sue Wooster 18,21
Mickey Wright 4,7
Joyce Ziske 7

Exemption Categories:

1- Winner of the 2018 U.S. Senior Women’s Open Championship

2- From the 2018 U.S. Senior Women’s Open Championship, the 20 lowest scorers and anyone tying for 20th place

3- From the 2018 U.S. Senior Women’s Open Championship, the amateur returning the lowest 72-hole score

4- Winners of the U.S. Women’s Open Championship who reached their 50th birthday on or before May 16, 2019. (10 year exemption)

5- Any professional or applicant for reinstatement who has won the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship (three year exemption)

6- Winners of the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship who reached their 50th birthday on or before May 16, 2019 (must be an amateur) (five year exemption)

7- Winners of the following events when deemed a major* by the LPGA Tour and who reached their 50th birthday on or before May 16, 2019. ANA Inspiration (1983-present), Evian Championship (2013-present), AIG Women’s British Open (2019-), Ricoh Women’s British Open (2001-2018), du Maurier Classic (1979-2000), KPMG Women’s PGA Championship (1955-present), Titleholders Championship (1946- 1966 & 1972) or Western Open (1930-1967) (10 year exemption). *Including former names of said events, such as the LPGA Championship Kraft Nabisco/Dinah Shore

8- From the final 2018 LPGA Tour all-time money list, the top 150 or money leaders and ties. Age eligible players within the top 150

9- Winners of the LPGA Teaching & Club Professional Championship (Championship Division) the last five years (2014-2018) and the five lowest scorers and ties from the most recent Championship (2018)

10- From the 2018 LPGA Teaching & Club Professional Championship (Senior Division), the three lowest scorers and ties

11- Winners of LPGA Tour co-sponsored events, whose victories are considered official, in the last five calendar years (2014-2018) and during the current calendar year to the initiation of the 2019 U.S. Senior Women’s Open Championship

12- From the 2018 final official Ladies European Tour and Japan LPGA Career Money lists, the top five money leaders

13- Playing members of the five most current United States and European Solheim Cup Teams

14- From the 2018 Senior LPGA Championship, the 10 lowest scorers and anyone tying for 10th place

15- Winners and runners-up of the Senior LPGA Championship the last two years (2017-2018)

16- From the final 2017 and 2018 official Legends Tour Performance Points list, the top 30 point leaders and ties

17- Winners of the Legends Tour co-sponsored events, excluding team events, whose victories are considered official, in the last two calendar years (2017 & 2018) and during the current calendar year to the initiation of the current year’s U.S. Senior Women’s Open Championship. Events must be a minimum of 36 holes

18- Winners of the U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship the last two years (2017 & 2018) and the 2018 runner-up (must be an amateur)

19- Winners of the 2017 and 2018 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship (must be an amateur)

20- Playing members of the two most current United States and Great Britain & Ireland Curtis Cup Teams and the two most current United States Women’s World Amateur Teams (must be an amateur)

21- Winners of the 2018 R&A Women’s Senior Amateur and Canadian Women’s Senior Amateur Championships (must be an amateur)

22- Special exemptions as selected by the USGA. Must have filed an entry by April 10, 2019. Deadline for submission of request: April 10, 2019. Players must select a qualifying site at the time of entry