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Who has had a hole-in-one at the US Women’s Open?

How many aces have there been in the longest-running women’s major championship?

 

It’s a rare achievement in golf – a major championship hole-in-one – but who has been lucky enough to get one at the US Women’s Open?

In total, there have been 32 hole-in-ones in the history of the longest-running women’s major golf tournament, with only three of those coming in the first 25 years of competition.

Amateur Martha Cowden was the first to achieve a hole-in-one in the tournament’s history. She achieved the feat on the 4th hole at Druids Hills in 1951. Since then, there have been aces at courses around the United States.

Two players have been lucky enough to have a pair of hole-in-ones at the US Women’s Open. Nancy Porter did so at Winged Foot in 1972 and Rolling Green in 1976. Lee Lopez got hers in back-to-back years – firstly at Lancaster in 2015, before doubling up at CordeValle in 2016.

Jennifer Kupcho had hit the most recent hole-in-one, with that coming at the 2021 US Women’s Open at The Olympic Club. However, on the opening day of the 2024 competition, Sophia Popov made an ace at the par 3 8th hole, the 32nd ace in US Women’s Open history.

There have been three hole-in-ones in a single US Women’s Open on three occasions – Cedar Ridge in 1983, Blackwolf Run in 1998 and Champions GC in 2020.

US Women's Open history

Who has had a US Women’s Open hole-in-one?

1951 – Martha Cowden (a) – Druids Hills
1959 – Patty Berg – Churchill Valley
1969 – Gerda Whalen – Scenic Hills
1972 – Nancy Porter (a) – Winged Foot
1976 – Nancy Porter (a) – Rolling Green
1981 – Amy Geithner (a) – La Grange
1981 – Julie Stanger – La Grange
1983 – Pat Bradley – Cedar Ridge
1983 – Susan Fromuth – Cedar Ridge
1983 – Jane Lock – Cedar Ridge
1984 – Joan Ellis (a) – Salem
1986 – Sarah Dekraay (a) – NCR
1988 – Kristi Albers – Baltimore
1991 – Susan Sanders – Colonial
1997 – Susie Redman – Pumpkin Ridge
1998 – Helen Alfredsson – Blackwolf Run
1998 – Clarissa Childs – Blackwolf Run
1998 – Brandie Burton – Blackwolf Run
2003 – Tracy Hanson – Pumpkin Ridge
2008 – Patricia Meunier-Lebouc – Interlachen
2010 – Sun Gyoung Park (a) – Oakmont
2014 – Giulia Sergas – Pinehurst No 2
2015 – Lee Lopez – Lancaster
2016 – Hee Young Park – CordeValle
2016 – Lee Lopez – CordeValle
2017 – Jacqui Concolino – Trump National
2018 – Catriona Matthew – Shoal Creek
2019 – Lydia Ko – Charleston
2020 – Yu Jin Sung – Champions
2020 – Amy Olson – Champions
2020 – Chella Choi – Champions
2021 – Jennifer Kupcho – The Olympic Club
2024 – Sophia Popov – Lancaster

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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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