1999 U.S. Women's Open Winner and Scores

The 1999 U.S. Women's Open was the 54th time this major championship was played. It was 20th time Juli Inkster played it — but the first time Inkster won it.

Winner: Juli Inkster, 272

Where it was played: Old Waverly Golf Club in West Point, Mississippi

Tournament dates: June 3-6, 1999

Leader after first round: Kelli Kuehne, 64

Leader after second round: Juli Inkster and Lorie Kane, 134

Leader after third round: Juli Inkster, 201

What Happened at the 2013 U.S. Women's Open

The U.S. Women's Open 18-hole scoring record was challenged multipe times in the first two rounds, when three different golfers recorded 64s. But in the end, Juli Inkster set the only scoring record that mattered here — the one that won her the tournament.

Inkster, who opened with a 65, was one off the lead following the first round and tied for the lead after two rounds. But her 67 in the third round moved her four strokes in front. She wound up winning by five strokes over runner-up Sherri Turner.

Inkster's 271 total tied the tournament's then-record 72-hole stroke total (a record since broken). And her score in relation to par of 16-under established a new tournament record, beating the previous best of 10-under. In fact, Turner's 11-under also bettered the previous record, but was only good enough for second place here.

In the first round, Kelli Kuehne's 64 was one stroke off the tournament record, but was the first 64 ever recorded in a U.S. Women's Open. In the second round, both Lorie Kane and Becky Iverson added 64s. Kuehne, Kane and Iverson finished third, fourth and 12th, respectively.

Inkster, 38 years old at the time, won the 1999 LPGA Championship several weeks later. Those wins were the fourth and fifth major championship wins, respectively, of her Hall of Fame career.

Future LPGA major champion Grace Park was low amateur, tying for eighth place. Her 283 total established a tournament record for amateurs that was not bettered until 2017.

1999 U.S. Women's Open Final Scores

Juli Inkster65-69-67-71—272
Sherri Turner69-69-68-71—277
Kelli Kuehne64-71-70-74—279
Lorie Kane 70-64-71-75—280
Meg Mallon 70-70-69-72—281
Carin Koch 72-69-68-72—281
Karrie Webb 70-70-68-74—282
Helen Dobson 71-70-73-69—283
Maria Hjorth 73-69-70-71—283
Catriona Matthew 69-68-74-72—283
a-Grace Park70-67-73-73—283
Helen Alfredsson72-68-70-74—284
Becky Iverson72-64-73-75—284
Michele Redman 72-71-75-67—285
Se Ri Pak 68-70-74-73—285
Dottie Pepper 68-69-72-76—285
Liselotte Neumann 73-71-69-73—286
A.J. Eathorne 69-71-71-75—286
Catrin Nilsmark 69-71-70-76—286
Cindy McCurdy 72-72-74-69—287
Leta Lindley 72-72-73-70—287
Sophie Gustafson 72-72-70-73—287
Donna Andrews 69-71-72-75—287
Akiko Fukushima 69-70-71-77—287
Kim Saiki 70-71-73-74—288
Rosie Jones 71-70-72-75—288
Stefania Croce 71-71-71-75—288
Lisa Kiggens 71-67-73-77—288
Sherri Steinhauer 68-69-73-78—288
Mhairi McKay 73-68-76-72—289
Jean Zedlitz 75-67-75-72—289
Mardi Lunn 72-71-74-72—289
Nancy Scranton 69-72-75-73—289
Dawn Coe-Jones 73-71-71-74—289
Anna Acker-Macosko 73-71-71-74—289
Kelly Robbins 70-70-74-75—289
Hiromi Kobayashi 74-70-76-70—290
Dana Dormann 74-70-73-73—290
a-Kellee Booth71-73-70-76—290
Michelle Estill 76-68-74-73—291
Missie Berteotti 73-71-73-74—291
Kris Tschetter 72-72-71-76—291
Moira Dunn 67-71-75-78—291
Wendy Ward 70-71-72-78—291
Pamela Kerrigan 71-73-77-71—292
Suzanne Strudwick 74-70-70-78—292
Betsy King 70-70-79-74—293
Barb Mucha 71-69-77-76—293
Beth Daniel 71-71-75-76—293
Vickie Odegard 71-69-75-78—293
Wendy Doolan 71-71-73-78—293
Alison Munt 69-74-72-78—293
Maggie Will 71-72-75-76—294
Rachel Hetherington 70-70-76-78—294
Lisa Hackney 71-70-76-78—295
Jenny Lidback 73-70-74-78—295
Cindy Figg-Currier 72-68-76-79—295
Alison Nicholas 72-72-71-80—295
Patti Rizzo 73-71-74-78—296
Jennifer Feldott 74-70-83-70—297
Penny Hammel 74-70-77-76—297
Kimberly Millies 72-72-77-77—298
Tammie Green 72-71-80-76—299

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