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US Women's Open qualify

How to qualify for the US Women’s Open at Lancaster

Ever wondered how players qualify for the US Women’s Open? We have put together a guide detailing every way a golfer can find their way into the field

 

The US Women’s Open will feature 156 players from around the world, but how do these golfers qualify to play at Lancaster Country Club?

The US Women’s Open is the second women’s major tournament of 2024. Nelly Korda won the Chevron Championship (shock) and she will be among the favourites to take the title in Pennsylvania.

There are several ways in which players can qualify for the US Women’s Open. In total, there are more than 20 different criteria that golfers can reach to gain a spot in the field.

From winning on the senior tour to coming through one of several qualifying events, this tournament offers many routes to allow a wide variety of competitors a path to glory.

Here is how to qualify for the 2024 US Women’s Open…

US Women's Open

US Women’s Open qualifying: Everything you need to know is here…

Win the US Women’s Open in the last ten years
Any player to have won the US Women’s Open since 2014 receives an exemption into the 2024 edition of the tournament

Win the Chevron Championship
Winners of the Chevron Championship from the previous five years will receive an invite to play at the US Women’s Open.

Win the Women’s PGA Championship
Winners of the Women’s PGA Championship from the previous five years will receive an invite to play at the US Women’s Open.

Win the AIG Women’s Open
Winners of the AIG Women’s Open from the previous five years will receive an invite to play at the US Women’s Open.

Win the Amundi Evian Championship
Winners of the Amundi Evian Championship from the previous three years will receive an invite to play at the US Women’s Open.

Finish in the top ten of the previous year’s US Women’s Open
Those that finished in the top ten and ties at Pebble Beach in 2023 will receive an invite to play at the US Women’s Open.

Win an LPGA Tour event
Players who have won an individual event on the LPGA Tour since the last US Women’s Open, through to the Mizuho Americas Open, will receive an invitation to the US Women’s Open.

Win the US Senior Women’s Open
Last year’s winner of the US Senior Women’s Open will earn a spot to play at this year’s US Women’s Open.

Make the final of the US Women’s Amateur
Both the winner and runner-up of the 2023 US Women’s Amateur Championship will receive an invite to play at the US Women’s Open.

Win the US Girls’ Junior Championship
Last year’s winner of the US Girls’ Junior Championship will earn a spot to play at this year’s US Women’s Open.

Win the US Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship
Last year’s winner of the US Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship will earn a spot to play at this year’s US Women’s Open.

Win the Augusta National Women’s Amateur
The winner of the most recent edition of the Augusta National Women’s Amateur will earn their place at this year’s US Women’s Open.

Win the Women’s Amateur Championship
The winner of the previous year’s Women’s Amateur Championship will receive an invite to play in the US Women’s Open.

Win the Mark H. McCormack Medal
The winner of the Mark H. McCormack Medal – given annually to the player at the summit of the World Amateur Golf Rankings – will receive an invitation to play in the US Women’s Open.

Win the NCAA Division I Individual Championship
The winner of the highest individual accolade in collegiate golf will earn their place in the US Women’s Open.

Finish in the top 30 on the Race to CME Globe
Those golfers that finish the previous season in the top 30 on the LPGA Tour’s season long Race to CME Globe will receive an invite to the US Women’s Open.

Be in the top 10 this year
Those that are inside the top 10 on this year’s Race to CME Globe will also receive an invite to play in the US Women’s Open.

Be ranked in the top 75 – Part 1
Those players (not already exempt) that are ranked inside the top 75 on the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings on April 3, 2024 will receive an invite to the US Women’s Open.

Be ranked in the top 75 – Part 2
Those players (not already exempt) that are ranked inside the top 75 on the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings on May 27, 2024 will receive an invite to the US Women’s Open.

Play your way in
62 players made the field for the 2024 US Women’s Open through 36-hole qualifying events, of which more than 20 took place around the world.

Know the right people…
There are a number of sponsors and tournament exemptions, as well as special exemptions, with players not already in the field receiving invites for the US Women’s Open.

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Matt Coles

Matt Coles

Mention a European country, and Matt will tell you which resorts make the National Club Golfer Top 100s: European Resorts list. He might even throw in who designed the golf course and how many rooms the hotel has got at each one…

Matt got into the game of golf from a young age, following his old man to the local golf club. He fell for the sport, and now can’t seem to go a day without thinking about how to improve his game (Thanks Dad!). Matt has been a member of Howley Hall GC in Leeds since 2020, and is just about managing to maintain a single-figure handicap. He likes to remind people that he once broke 75, but won’t tell people that it was on a shortened course during the winter.

He moved to Leeds after graduating from the University of Central Lancashire with a First Class Honours degree in Sports Journalism. Matt joined NCG after almost five years travelling the world with the Professional Squash Association, working on events in all four corners of the globe.

Matt currently plays a Cobra King LTDx driver and RadSpeed 3-wood. TaylorMade monopolise the rest of his bag, with a SIM UDI, M5 irons and both Milled Grind and HI-TOE wedges, along with a Monza Redline putter. He uses a Vice Pro Plus golf ball, because he’s a bit different…

Away from golf, Matt is a Manchester United fan, and a keen runner, having ran the Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon (his first and possibly last), in May 2023.

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