Women's Western Amateur History

Held without interruption since its inception in 1901, the Women's Western Amateur is among the oldest annual championships in women's amateur golf. Each year, it attracts many of the top amateur and collegiate golfers in the world.

The field is limited to 120 players. The list of past champions spans more than a century, from legendary stars Patty Berg (1938) and Louise Suggs (1946, 1947) to modern standouts like Brittany Lang (2003), Stacy Lewis (2006) and Ariya Jutanugarn (2012).

The competition begins with 18 holes of stroke play. After a second 18 holes of stroke play, the field is cut to the low 32 players for match play. The match play qualifiers are seeded in a single-elimination bracket to determine the Women’s Western Amateur champion.

The competitors in the Women's Western Amateur represent the best of the best in amateur golf. Their collective accomplishments include:

    • 322 LPGA victories
    • 10 major championships
    • 28 appearances in the Solheim Cup

 

Past Champions

Year      Champion Runner-Up Host Course
2020 Brigitte Thibault Jackie Lucena Prestwick Country Club
2019 Sarah Shipley Antonia Matte Royal Melbourne Country Club
2018 Emilee Hoffman Tristyn Nowlin Mistwood Golf Club
2017 Maddie Szeryk Dylan Kim River Forest Country Club
2016 Jillian Hollis Mikhaela Fortuna Dayton Country Club
2015 Chakansim Khamborn Lydia Gumm Nashville Golf & Athletic Club
2014 Mika Liu Cammie Gray Lancaster Country Club
2013 Ashlan Ramsey Jenna Hague Dayton Country Club
2012 Ariya Jutanugarn  Moirya Jutanugarn Monroe Golf & Country Club
2011 Victoria Tanco Emma Lavy Sawgrass Country Club
2010 Jaclyn Jansen Dottie Ardina Rochester Golf & Country Club
2009 Taylore Karle Dottie Ardina Shawnee Country Club
2008 Jennie Arseneault Mary Narzisi Canongate at SummerGrove Golf Club
2007 Mallory Blackwelder Stefanie Page Stone Creek Golf Club
2006 Stacy Lewis  Jennifer Hong Fincastle Country Club
2005 Jennifer Hong Onnarin Sattayabanphot Purdue Brick Boilermaker's Kampen Course
2004 Sophia Sheridan Christa Spedding Maple Bluff Country Club
2003 Brittany Lang Meaghan Francella Stone Creek Golf Club
2002 Janice M. Olivencia Kristin DuFour Fincastle Country Club
2001 Meredith Duncan Candie Kung Exmoor Country Club
2000 Meredith Duncan Jennifer Patterson Flossmoor Country Club
1999 Kellee Booth Hilary Homeyer The Hawthorns Golf & Country Club
1998 Grace Park Kellee Booth Heritage Club
1997 Stephanie Keever Hilary Homeyer Glenmore Country Club
1996 Mary Burkhardt Shields Diane Irvin Fox Run Golf Club
1995 Cristie Kerr Carol Semple Thompson The Links at Northfork
1994 Stephanie Neill Kelly McCall Barrington Hall Golf Club
1993 Stephanie Sparks Emilee Klein Wynlakes Golf & Country Club
1992 Moira Dunn Susan Veasey South Bend Country Club
1991 Sarah LeBrun Ingram Vicki Goetze Firethorn Golf Club
1990 Pat Cornett Iker Katie Peterson Champions Golf Club
1989 Katie Peterson  Michelle Wooding Landfall Club
1988 Anne Quast Sander Tanna Lee Evanston Golf Club
1987 Kathleen McCarthy Sarah DeKraay Nashville Golf & Athletic Club
1986 Leslie Shannon Lois Ledbetter Flossmoor Country Club
1985 Kathleen McCarthy Carol Semple Thompson Travis Pointe Country Club
1984 Joanne Pacillo Deborah McHaffle New Haven Country Club
1983 Tammy Welborn Leslie Shannon Industry Hills Golf Club
1982 Lisa Stanley Jenny Lidback Waterwood National 
1981 Amy Benz Jill Nesbitt Moss Creek-Devils Elbow South
1980 Kathy Baker Susan Ertl Shaker Heights Country Club
1979 Mary Hafeman Lenore Muraoka Maple Bluff Country Club
1978 Beth Daniel Noreen Uithlein Fox Chapel Golf Club
1977 Lauren Howe Carolyn Hill Flossmoor Country Club
1976 Nancy Lopez Cindy Hill Country Club of Colorado
1975 Debbie Massey Peggy Conley Tanglewood Golf Club
1974 Lancy Smith Beth Barry Country Club of Indianapolis
1973 Katie Falk Brenda Goldsmith Maple Bluff Country Club
1972 Debbie Massey Nancy Lopez Blue Hills Country Club
1971 Beth Barry Nancy Hager Flossmoor Country Club
1970 Jane Bastanchury Shirley M. Dommers Rockford Country Club
1969 Jane Bastanchury Mrs. Michael J. Skala Oak Park Country Club
1968 Catherine Lacoste Martha Wilkinson Broadmoor Golf Club
1967 Mrs. Mark Porter Maureen Crum Bellefonte Country Club
1966 Peggy Conley Mrs. Barbara Fay Boddie Barrington Hills Country Club
1965 Barbara Fay White Mrs. Lew Gilliam Wayzata Country Club
1964 Barbara Fay White Patti Shook Oak Park Country Club
1963 Barbara McIntire Jean Ashley Broadmoor Golf Club
1962 Carol Sorenson Barbara Fay White South Bend Country Club
1961 Mrs. Anne Quast Decker Barbara McIntire Annandale Golf Club
1960 Mrs. Ann Casey Johnston Sandra Spuzich Mission Hills Country Club 
1959 JoAnne Gunderson Marjorie Lindsay Exmoor Country Club
1958 Barbara McIntire Anne Quast Oak Park Country Club
1957 Meriam Bailey Mrs. Ann Casey Johnston Omaha Country Club
1956 Anne Quast   Pat Lesser Guyan Golf & Country Club
1955 Pat Lesser Carol Diringer Olympia Fields Country Club
1954 Claire Doran Beverly Gammon Broadmoor Country Club
1953 Claire Doran Jane Nelson The Camargo Club
1952 Polly Riley Mary Ann Downey Los Angeles Country Club
1951 Marjorie Lindsay Mary Ann Downey Plum Hollow Golf Club
1950 Polly Riley Mae Murray Exmoor Country Club
1949 Helen Sigel Peg Kirk Westmoreland Country Club
1948 Dot Kielty Polly Riley Olympic Club
1947 Louise Suggs Carol Diringer Evanston Golf Club
1946 Louise Suggs Mary McMillen The Country Club
1945 Phyllis Otto Mrs. George Zaharias Knollwood Club
1944 Dorothy Germain Phyllis Otto Onwentsia Club
1943 Dorothy Germain Mary Agnes Wolf Evanston Golf Club
1942 Betty Jameson  Mrs. Russell (Lucille) Mann Sunset Ridge Country Club 
1941 Mrs. Russell (Lucille) Mann Mary Agnes Wolf Exmoor Country Club
1940 Betty Jameson  Marion Miley Seattle Golf Club
1939 Edith Estabrooks Ellama Williams Oakland Hills Country Club
1938 Patty Berg Edith Estabrooks Olympia Fields Country Club
1937 Marion Miley Betty Jameson Town & Country Club
1936 Dorothy Traung Beatrice Barrett South Bend Country Club
1935 Marion Miley Mrs. Philip T. Atwood Westwood Country Club
1934 Leona Pressler Cheney Dorothy Traung Los Angeles Country Club
1933 Lucille Robinson  Virginia Van Wie Oak Park Country Club
1932 Mrs. O. S. Hill Lucille Robinson Country Club of Peoria
1931 Mrs. O. S. Hill Mrs. Leona Pressler Exmoor Country Club
1930 Mrs. G. W. Tyson Dorothy Page Hillcrest Country Club
1929 Mrs. O. S. Hill Mrs. Gregg Liur Mayfield Country Club
1928 Mrs. Harry Pressler  Virginia Wilson Indian Hill Club 
1927 Leona Pressler   Berniece Wall Lake Geneva Country Club
1926 Dorothy Page Mrs. O. S. Hill Olympia Fields Country Club
1925 Elaine Rosenthal Reinhardt Mrs. Harley Higble White Bear Yacht Club
1924 Edith Cummings Miriam Burns  Onwentsia Club
1923 Miriam Burns Louise Fordyce Exmoor Country Club
1922 Mrs. David Gaut Mrs. Curtis Sohl Glen Echo Country Club
1921 Mrs. Melvin Jones Mrs. J. W. Douglass Westmoreland Country Club
1920 Mrs. F. C. Letts, Jr. Edith Cummings Oak Park Country Club
1919 Mrs. Perry W. Fiske Mrs. F. C. Letts, Jr. Detroit Golf Club
1918 Elaine V. Rosenthal Frances Hadfield Indian Hill Club 
1917 Mrs. F. C. Letts, Jr. Elaine V. Rosenthal Flossmoor Country Club
1916 Mrs. F. C. Letts, Jr. Laurie Kaiser Kent Country Club
1915 Elaine V. Rosenthal Mrs. H. D. Hammond Midlothian Country Club 
1914 Mrs. H. D. Hammond Mrs. F. S. Colburn Hinsdale Golf Club
1913 Myra B. Helmer Ruth Chisholm Memphis Country Club
1912 Caroline Painter  Ruth Chisholm Hinsdale Golf Club
1911 Caroline Painter  Alva Sanders Midlothian Country Club 
1910 Mrs. Thurston Harris Mrs. Harvey L. Pound Skokie Country Club 
1909 Vida Llewenllyn Caroline Painter Flossmoor Country Club
1908 Mrs. W. France Anderson Grace Semple St. Louis Country Club
1907 Lillian French Sallie Ainslie Midlothian Country Club 
1906 Mrs. C. L. Dering Frances Everett Exmoor Country Club
1905 Mrs. C. L. Dering Mrs. W. France Anderson Flossmoor Country Club
1904 Frances Everett J. Anna Carpenter Glen View Club
1903 Bessie Anthony Mabel Higgins Exmoor Country Club
1902 Bessie Anthony Mrs. W. A. Alexander Onwentsia Club
1901 Bessie Anthony Mrs. H. Chatfield Taylor Onwentsia Club