2011 U.S. Women's Open Winner and Scores

The 2011 U.S. Women's Open was the 66th time this tournament was played. It came down to a 3-hole playoff between two Korean golfers who were very fresh-faced on the LPGA Tour. The winner was so fresh she wasn't even yet an LPGA member.

Winner: So Yeon Ryu, 281

Where it was played: The Broadmoor (East Course) in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Tournament dates: July 7-11, 2011

Leader after first round: Stacy Lewis, 68

Leader after second round: Mika Miyazato, 137

Leaders after third round: Cristi Kerr, So Yeon Ryu, Angela Stanford, 212

What Happened at the 2011 U.S. Women's Open

It was 21-year-old So Yeon Ryu who claimed the championship over 25-year-old Hee Kyung Seo. Seo had one LPGA Tour victory to this point and was in her rookie LPGA season (she went on to win Rookie of the Year). Ryu had won six times on the Korean LPGA before this tournament, and winning here was her ticket to joining the LPGA (which she did in 2012).

The 2011 U.S. Women's Open was interrupted numerous times by weather delays and forced to a Monday finish. Seo, however, got her 72 holes done on Sunday, shooting 68-68 over the final two rounds and posting 3-under 281.

Ryu returned Monday morning to complete her final round. She forced the playoff with a terrific approach to six feet on the 72nd hole, and a birdie putt that fell into the center of the cup.

This was the first time the USGA used a 3-hole, aggregate-score playoff at the U.S. Women's Open, switching to that method from the previous 18-hole format. Ryu won the tournament on the second extra hole, scoring a birdie to Seo's bogey. Ryu shot 3-4-3 (10) in the playoff to Seo's 3-6-4 (13).

Cristie Kerr, the third-place finisher, was the only other golfer who finished the tournament under par. The tournament was played at Broadmoor East, which was set up at 7,047 yards in length. It was the first golf course in U.S. Women's Open history to player longer than 7,000 yards.

2011 U.S. Women's Open Final Scores

So Yeon Ryu74-69-69-69—281 (3-4-3—10)
Hee Kyung Seo72-73-68-68—281 (3-6-4—13)
Cristie Kerr71-72-69-71—283
Angela Stanford72-70-70-72—284
Mika Miyazato70-67-76-72—285
Karrie Webb70-73-72-71—286
Inbee Park71-73-70-72—286
Ai Miyazato70-68-76-72—286
Ryann O'Toole69-72-75-71—287
I.K. Kim70-69-76-73—288
Amy Yang75-69-73-71—288
Jiyai Shin73-72-73-70—288
Candie Kung76-69-71-73—289
Chella Choi71-76-70-72—289
Karen Stupples72-77-73-68—290
Suzann Pettersen71-75-72-72—290
Paula Creamer72-70-73-75—290
Yani Tseng73-73-71-73—290
Numa Gulyanamitta73-76-68-73—290
Lizette Salas69-73-73-75—290
Leta Lindley73-71-72-75—291
Catriona Matthew76-70-74-71—291
Morgan Pressel75-72-71-73—291
Meena Lee75-71-72-73—291
Mi Jeong Jeon72-73-76-71—292
Sun Young Yoo74-68-77-73—292
Brittany Lincicome75-74-74-70—293
Sakura Yokomine72-74-77-70—293
Eun-Hee Ji73-69-74-77—293
Beatriz Recari76-72-72-73—293
Alison Walshe74-73-73-73—293
Natalie Gulbis73-75-74-72—294
a-Moriya Jutanugarn76-69-76-73—294
Maria McBride70-78-73-74—295
Wendy Ward73-69-74-79—295
Sandra Gal77-72-72-74—295
Stacy Lewis68-73-79-75—295
Song-Hee Kim73-73-74-75—295
Mina Harigae75-74-72-74—295
Shinobu Moromizato76-72-74-73—295
Jessica Korda73-75-72-75—295
Meaghan Francella76-73-72-75—296
Karin Sjodin74-73-75-74—296
Shanshan Feng76-72-77-71—296
Se Ri Pak74-70-77-76—297
Hee Young Park73-71-80-73—297
Vicky Hurst76-72-76-73—297
Jennifer Johnson75-74-74-74—297
Azahara Munoz74-71-79-73—297
Lindsey Wright76-71-75-76—298
Brittany Lang72-74-81-71—298
Jin Young Pak77-72-76-73—298
Sue Kim73-74-77-74—298
Soo-Jin Yang75-74-75-74—298
Michelle Wie78-71-78-72—299
Mariajo Uribe75-69-79-76—299
Lee-Anne Pace75-72-77-75—299
Danah Bordner73-74-79-73—299
Yoo Kyeong Kim74-74-77-75—300
Jean Chua77-69-77-77—300
a-Lindy Duncan70-78-76-76—300
a-Victoria Tanco78-69-77-76—300
a-Amy Anderson69-77-81-74—301
Becky Morgan75-72-78-77—302
Shin-Ae Ahn74-75-78-75—302
Haru Nomura77-70-79-76—302
Anya Alvarez73-76-82-71—302
a-Danielle Kang72-77-75-79—303
Paola Moreno73-76-77-78—304
Sherri Steinhauer72-76-78-79—305
Gwladys Nocera78-71-76-82—307

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