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.