USGA

US Senior Women's Open 2018

July 12-15

Chicago Golf Club, Wheaton, Illinois

July 12-15

Chicago Golf Club, Wheaton, Illinois

Round 4

Laura Davies cruises to victory

July 15, 2018

England's Laura Davies cruised to a 10-stroke victory Sunday at the inaugural US Senior Women's Open, firing a bogey-free five-under par 68 to complete the rout at Chicago Golf Club.

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The 54-year-old World Golf Hall of Famer birdied all five par-5 holes to finish 72 holes on 16-under 276, capturing her 85th career triumph worldwide.

"It's great, seeing this trophy paraded down for the very first time and I get my name on it first," Davies said. "This championship will be played for many years and there will only be one first winner. Obviously quite a proud moment for me to win that."

American Juli Inkster was second on 286 after a closing 73 with England's Trish Johnson third, two strokes further adrift after a 73 in the showdown for the world's top 50-and-over women golfers.

Davies led Inkster by six as they reached the par-3 10th, where the American missed a 15-foot birdie putt and the Briton scrambled to salvage par from 70 feet.

"That to me was when I really started to think I might have one hand on the trophy and just had to get the other one in there," Davies said.

Davies, the 1987 US Women's Open champion, has won 20 LPGA titles and taken 45 Ladies European Tour trophies. But she had not won any title since the 2010 Hero Honda Women's Indian Open on the Ladies European Tour.

"I hadn't won for eight years, so the pressure you're playing under when you're trying to just do something for yourself, prove to yourself you can still win, makes this win rank highly up there," Davies said.

"It's hard to compare tournaments, but this is very high on my list of achievements, I can assure you."

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
1
Laura Davies
-16
71
71
66
68
276
2
Juli Inkster
-6
73
72
68
73
286
3
Trish Johnson
-4
71
71
73
73
288
4
Danielle Ammaccapane
-1
75
71
71
74
291
5
Yuko Saito
2
76
71
73
74
294
T6
Helen Alfredsson
3
72
79
73
71
295
T6
Liselotte Neumann
3
71
76
76
72
295
T8
Tammie Green Parker
5
76
75
79
67
297
T8
Rosie Jones
5
77
73
71
76
297
T10
Martha Leach (a)
6
78
75
72
73
298
T10
Suzy Green-Roebuck
6
75
75
74
74
298
T12
Jamie Fischer
7
74
77
77
71
299
T12
Cathy Johnston-Forbes
7
79
72
76
72
299
T12
Marilyn Lovander
7
73
76
76
74
299
T12
Alicia Dibos
7
73
76
75
75
299
T12
Barb Moxness
7
76
72
74
77
299
T12
Barb Mucha
7
74
73
73
79
299
18
Susie Redman
8
74
75
76
75
300
T19
Laurel Kean
10
80
74
76
72
302
T19
Michele Redman
10
78
73
74
77
302
T21
Suzanne Strudwick
12
74
78
76
76
304
T21
Kristi Albers
12
78
72
77
77
304
T23
Maggie Will
13
80
73
77
75
305
T23
Lorie Kane
13
76
74
81
74
305
T23
Lisa Grimes
13
74
81
76
74
305
T23
Patricia Ehrhart (a)
13
75
74
79
77
305
T23
Elaine Crosby
13
70
78
76
81
305
T28
Hollis Stacy
14
77
76
77
76
306
T28
Jean Bartholomew
14
73
82
76
75
306
T28
Nanci Bowen
14
80
75
78
73
306
T28
Jane Crafter
14
82
74
77
73
306
32
Jenny Lidback
15
77
79
73
78
307
T33
Ellen Port (a)
16
79
74
76
79
308
T33
Christa Johnson
16
76
79
77
76
308
T33
Eriko Gejo
16
79
78
78
73
308
36
Missie Berteotti
17
76
74
77
82
309
T37
Martha Nause
18
74
82
77
77
310
T37
Barb Bunkowsky
18
77
74
75
84
310
T37
Lisa DePaulo
18
80
75
81
74
310
T40
Sue Wooster (a)
19
81
76
78
76
311
T40
Cindy Figg-Currier
19
78
78
79
76
311
T42
Carolyn Hill
20
79
78
74
81
312
T42
Amy Alcott
20
77
80
78
77
312
T44
Becky Iverson
22
77
81
77
79
314
T44
Akemi Nakata Khaiat (a)
22
78
80
78
78
314
T44
Sofia Gronberg Whitmore
22
80
76
80
78
314
T47
Kathy Kurata (a)
23
75
81
79
80
315
T47
Cathy Panton-Lewis
23
78
79
83
75
315
T49
Kay Cockerill
24
74
84
80
78
316
T49
Betsy King
24
78
77
83
78
316
51
Jane Geddes
25
80
78
84
75
317
52
Pat Bradley
27
78
78
81
82
319
T53
Nancy Taylor
30
74
82
80
86
322
T53
Marie-Therese Torti (a)
30
76
82
83
81
322
55
Laurie Brower
31
83
75
86
79
323
MC
Cindy Rarick
13
80
79
159
MC
Suzy Whaley
13
77
82
159
MC
Marilyn Hardy (a)
13
82
77
159
MC
Laura Shanahan Rowe
13
78
81
159
MC
Jan Stephenson
13
77
82
159
MC
Lori Atsedes
13
81
78
159
MC
Dana Dormann
14
78
82
160
MC
Laurie Rinker
14
82
78
160
MC
Alison Nicholas
14
80
80
160
MC
Cheryl Fox
14
86
74
160
MC
Nancy Scranton
14
79
81
160
MC
Kris Tschetter
14
82
78
160
MC
Janet Moore (a)
15
80
81
161
MC
Sherry Andonian-Smith
15
80
81
161
MC
Judith Kyrinis (a)
15
79
82
161
MC
Liz Waynick (a)
15
80
81
161
MC
Maggie Leef (a)
15
78
83
161
MC
Therese Quinn (a)
15
77
84
161
MC
Mary Jane Hiestand (a)
16
80
82
162
MC
Marlene Davis
16
78
84
162
MC
Lara Tennant (a)
16
85
77
162
MC
Dana Bates
16
85
77
162
MC
Hiromi Kobayashi
16
82
80
162
MC
JoAnne Carner
16
79
83
162
MC
Kaori Shimura
16
79
83
162
MC
Leigh Klasse (a)
16
81
81
162
MC
Laura Baugh
17
83
80
163
MC
Kathryn Imrie
17
84
79
163
MC
Annette DeLuca
17
84
79
163
MC
Donna Andrews
17
84
79
163
MC
Janie Sirmons
18
83
81
164
MC
Sue Ginter
18
83
81
164
MC
Debby Murphy
19
81
84
165
MC
Evelyn Orley (a)
19
85
80
165
MC
Helene Chartrand (a)
19
81
84
165
MC
Joy Bonhurst
20
85
81
166
MC
Holly Vaughn
20
85
81
166
MC
Angela Aulenti
21
80
87
167
MC
Laura Carson (a)
21
84
83
167
MC
Brenda Pictor (a)
22
84
84
168
MC
Sally Austin
22
82
86
168
MC
Tina Barker (a)
22
82
86
168
MC
Lauri Merten
22
85
83
168
MC
C.J. Reeves
22
81
87
168
MC
Patricia Beliard
22
82
86
168
MC
Kelley Nittoli (a)
22
85
83
168
MC
M.K. Thanos-Zordani (a)
22
82
86
168
MC
Loretta Young
23
87
82
169
MC
Susan West (a)
24
84
86
170
MC
Cindy McConnell (a)
24
82
88
170
MC
Debby King
24
85
85
170
MC
Anne Marie Palli
25
86
85
171
MC
Terrill Samuel (a)
26
84
88
172
MC
Macarena Campomanes (a)
27
85
88
173
MC
Jane Blalock
28
84
90
174
MC
Joanne Foreman
29
86
89
175
MC
Judy Dickinson
29
87
88
175
MC
Alice Miller
32
90
88
178
MC
Sally Little
32
87
91
178
MC
Sandra Palmer
36
92
90
182
MC
Jerilyn Britz
38
94
90
184
MC
Julie Wirth (a)
40
94
92
186
MC
Murle Breer
49
93
102
195
MC
Maureen Sheehan (a)
50
105
91
196
WD
Luanne Cherney
87
87
Pos.
Player
To Par
Total
1
Laura Davies
-16
276
2
Juli Inkster
-6
286
3
Trish Johnson
-4
288
4
Danielle Ammaccapane
-1
291
5
Yuko Saito
2
294
T6
Helen Alfredsson
3
295
T6
Liselotte Neumann
3
295
T8
Tammie Green Parker
5
297
T8
Rosie Jones
5
297
T10
Martha Leach (a)
6
298
T10
Suzy Green-Roebuck
6
298
T12
Jamie Fischer
7
299
T12
Cathy Johnston-Forbes
7
299
T12
Marilyn Lovander
7
299
T12
Alicia Dibos
7
299
T12
Barb Moxness
7
299
T12
Barb Mucha
7
299
18
Susie Redman
8
300
T19
Laurel Kean
10
302
T19
Michele Redman
10
302
T21
Suzanne Strudwick
12
304
T21
Kristi Albers
12
304
T23
Maggie Will
13
305
T23
Lorie Kane
13
305
T23
Lisa Grimes
13
305
T23
Patricia Ehrhart (a)
13
305
T23
Elaine Crosby
13
305
T28
Hollis Stacy
14
306
T28
Jean Bartholomew
14
306
T28
Nanci Bowen
14
306
T28
Jane Crafter
14
306
32
Jenny Lidback
15
307
T33
Ellen Port (a)
16
308
T33
Christa Johnson
16
308
T33
Eriko Gejo
16
308
36
Missie Berteotti
17
309
T37
Martha Nause
18
310
T37
Barb Bunkowsky
18
310
T37
Lisa DePaulo
18
310
T40
Sue Wooster (a)
19
311
T40
Cindy Figg-Currier
19
311
T42
Carolyn Hill
20
312
T42
Amy Alcott
20
312
T44
Becky Iverson
22
314
T44
Akemi Nakata Khaiat (a)
22
314
T44
Sofia Gronberg Whitmore
22
314
T47
Kathy Kurata (a)
23
315
T47
Cathy Panton-Lewis
23
315
T49
Kay Cockerill
24
316
T49
Betsy King
24
316
51
Jane Geddes
25
317
52
Pat Bradley
27
319
T53
Nancy Taylor
30
322
T53
Marie-Therese Torti (a)
30
322
55
Laurie Brower
31
323
MC
Cindy Rarick
13
159
MC
Suzy Whaley
13
159
MC
Marilyn Hardy (a)
13
159
MC
Laura Shanahan Rowe
13
159
MC
Jan Stephenson
13
159
MC
Lori Atsedes
13
159
MC
Dana Dormann
14
160
MC
Laurie Rinker
14
160
MC
Alison Nicholas
14
160
MC
Cheryl Fox
14
160
MC
Nancy Scranton
14
160
MC
Kris Tschetter
14
160
MC
Janet Moore (a)
15
161
MC
Sherry Andonian-Smith
15
161
MC
Judith Kyrinis (a)
15
161
MC
Liz Waynick (a)
15
161
MC
Maggie Leef (a)
15
161
MC
Therese Quinn (a)
15
161
MC
Mary Jane Hiestand (a)
16
162
MC
Marlene Davis
16
162
MC
Lara Tennant (a)
16
162
MC
Dana Bates
16
162
MC
Hiromi Kobayashi
16
162
MC
JoAnne Carner
16
162
MC
Kaori Shimura
16
162
MC
Leigh Klasse (a)
16
162
MC
Laura Baugh
17
163
MC
Kathryn Imrie
17
163
MC
Annette DeLuca
17
163
MC
Donna Andrews
17
163
MC
Janie Sirmons
18
164
MC
Sue Ginter
18
164
MC
Debby Murphy
19
165
MC
Evelyn Orley (a)
19
165
MC
Helene Chartrand (a)
19
165
MC
Joy Bonhurst
20
166
MC
Holly Vaughn
20
166
MC
Angela Aulenti
21
167
MC
Laura Carson (a)
21
167
MC
Brenda Pictor (a)
22
168
MC
Sally Austin
22
168
MC
Tina Barker (a)
22
168
MC
Lauri Merten
22
168
MC
C.J. Reeves
22
168
MC
Patricia Beliard
22
168
MC
Kelley Nittoli (a)
22
168
MC
M.K. Thanos-Zordani (a)
22
168
MC
Loretta Young
23
169
MC
Susan West (a)
24
170
MC
Cindy McConnell (a)
24
170
MC
Debby King
24
170
MC
Anne Marie Palli
25
171
MC
Terrill Samuel (a)
26
172
MC
Macarena Campomanes (a)
27
173
MC
Jane Blalock
28
174
MC
Joanne Foreman
29
175
MC
Judy Dickinson
29
175
MC
Alice Miller
32
178
MC
Sally Little
32
178
MC
Sandra Palmer
36
182
MC
Jerilyn Britz
38
184
MC
Julie Wirth (a)
40
186
MC
Murle Breer
49
195
MC
Maureen Sheehan (a)
50
196
WD
Luanne Cherney
87