Every Hole-in-One In U.S. Women's Open History

Lydia Ko has made a hole in the one at the US Womens Open

Nearly 30 holes-in-one have been made in the history of the U.S. Women's Open, the biggest tournament in women's golf and one that dates to 1946. Below is the full list, but first we'll answer the questions of who made the first one and whether anyone has made two aces in the USWO.

The Very First U.S. Women's Open Ace

Who made the first hole-in-one in U.S. Women's Open history? That was an amateur golfer named Martha Cowden, who holed-out on the No. 4 hole at Druid Hills Golf Club in Atlanta in 1951. That was so long ago in the tournament's history that it wasn't even a USGA event yet. The LPGA ran the U.S. Women's Open at that time.

The Only Golfer With 2 U.S. Women's Open Aces

One golfer in tournament history has made more than one ace. One golfer's name appears on the list below twice. And that is another amateur, Nancy Porter. Porter first scored a hole-in-one during the 1972 event at Winged Foot, then made a second ace during the 1976 U.S. Women's Open. Porter's mother, Dorothy Porter, was the 1946 U.S. Women's Amateur champion and the 1974 USGA Senior Women's champ.

The List of U.S. Women's Open Holes-in-One

Here are all the aces in tournament history:

  1. a-Martha Cowden, 4th hole, Druid Hills G.C., Atlanta, Ga., 1951
  2. Patty Berg, 7th hole, Churchill Valley C.C., Pittsburgh, Pa., 1959
  3. Gerda Whalen, 7th hole, Scenic Hills C.C., Pensacola, Fla., 1969
  4. a-Nancy Porter, 6th hole, Winged Foot G.C. (East Course), Mamaroneck, N.Y., 1972
  5. a-Nancy Porter, 16th hole, Rolling Green G.C., Springfield, Pa., 1976
  6. a-Amy Geithner, 14th hole, La Grange (Ill.) C.C., 1981
  7. Julie Stanger, 17th hole, La Grange (Ill.) C.C., 1981
  8. Pat Bradley, 6th hole, Cedar Ridge C.C., Tulsa, Okla., 1983
  9. Susan Fromuth, 15th hole, Cedar Ridge C.C., Tulsa, Okla., 1983
  10. Jane Lock, 15th hole, Cedar Ridge C.C., Tulsa, Okla., 1983
  11. a-Joan Ellis, 15th hole, Salem C.C., Peabody, Mass., 1984
  12. a-Sarah Dekraay, 8th hole, NCR C.C., Kettering, Ohio, 1986
  13. Kristi Albers, 4th hole, Baltimore (Md.) C.C. (Five Farms, East Course), 1988
  14. Susan Sanders, 4th hole, Colonial C.C., Fort Worth, Texas, 1991
  15. Susie Redman, 15th hole, Pumpkin Ridge G.C. (Witch Hollow Course), North Plains, Ore., 1997
  16. Helen Alfredsson, 8th hole, Blackwolf Run G.C., Kohler, Wis., 1998
  17. Clarissa Childs, 8th hole, Blackwolf Run G.C., Kohler, Wis., 1998
  18. Brandie Burton, 13th hole, Blackwolf Run G.C., Kohler, Wis., 1998
  19. Tracy Hanson, 12th hole, Pumpkin Ridge G.C. (Witch Hollow Course), North Plains, Ore., 2003
  20. Patricia Meunier-Lebouc, 12th hole, Interlachen C.C., Edina, Minn., 2008
  21. a-Sun Gyoung Park, 6th hole, Oakmont (Pa.) C.C., 2010
  22. Giulia Sergas, 15th hole, Pinehurst R. & C.C. (No. 2), Village of Pinehurst, N.C., 2014
  23. Lee Lopez, 6th hole, Lancaster (Pa.) C.C., 2015
  24. Hee Young Park, 168-yard 16th hole, CordeValle, San Martin, Calif., 2016
  25. Jacqui Concolino, 171-yard 4th hole, Trump National G.C. (Old Course), Bedminster, N.J., 2017
  26. Catriona Matthew, 154-yard 5th hole, second round, Shoal Creek, Shoal Creek, Ala., 2018
  27. Lydia Ko, 169-yard 11th hole, fourth round, Country Club of Charleston, S.C., 2019

Photo credit: "Lydia Ko"by Keith Allison is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

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