2008 U.S. Women's Open Winner and Scores

The 2008 U.S. Women's Open was the 63rd time this major championship was played. The victor was the youngest winner to this point in the tournament's history.

Winner: Inbee Park, 283

Where it was played: Interlachen Country Club in Edina, Minnesota

Tournament dates: June 26-29, 2008

Leaders after first round: Pat Hurst and Ji Young Oh, 67

Leader after second round: Angela Park, 140

Leader after third round: Stacy Lewis, 210

What Happened in the 2008 U.S. Women's Open

Inbee Park won the 2008 U.S. Women's Open, and set a tournament record for youngest champion in the process. The 19-year-old Park was two strokes behind Stacy Lewis at the start of the final round, but shot 71 in that last round and won by four strokes.

Park was 19 years, 11 months, 17 days old on the day of her win. That made her the first golfer younger than 20 (Se Ri Pak, 1998 champion, was the previous record-holder) to win this major. Remarkably, at the 2021 U.S. Women's Open, Yuka Saso won at the exact same age, tying Park's record.

Lewis held the third-round lead at 210, with Paula Creamer one stroke behind, and Park and Helen Alfredsson tied for third at 212. But Lewis (78) and Creamer (78) both struggled in the final round.

Park, on the other hand, opened her final round by birdying each of the first two holes. She gave those strokes back before the turn, then had three birdies (including on the 18th) against one bogey on the back nine. Alfredsson fell out of contention with a stretch of five bogeys in 10 holes in the middle of her round.

This was Inbee Park's very first win on the LPGA Tour. She didn't win again on the LPGA until 2012, but then won so much she became eligible for the LPGA Hall of Fame in 2016.

Three-time U.S. Women's Open champ Annika Sorenstam tied for 24th in what was her final appearance in this major prior to retirement at the end of the year. (She did later, in her 50s, play the USWO again.)

2008 U.S. Women's Open Final Scores

Inbee Park72-69-71-71—283
Helen Alfredsson70-71-71-75—287
Angela Park73-67-75-73—288
In Kyung Kim71-73-69-75—288
Stacy Lewis73-70-67-78—288
Giulia Sergas73-74-72-70—289
Nicole Castrale74-70-74-71—289
Mi Hyun Kim72-72-70-75—289
Paula Creamer70-72-69-78—289
Teresa Lu71-72-73-74—290
a-Mariajo Uribe69-74-72-75—290
Stacy Prammanasudh75-72-71-73—291
Suzann Pettersen77-71-73-71—292
Jee Young Lee71-75-74-72—292
Cristie Kerr72-70-75-75—292
Momoko Ueda72-71-73-76—292
Morgan Pressel74-74-72-73—293
Catriona Matthew70-77-73-73—293
a-Jessica Korda72-78-75-69—294
Jiyai Shin69-74-79-72—294
Candie Kung72-70-79-73—294
Na Yeon Choi76-71-71-76—294
Jeong Jang73-69-74-78—294
Pat Hurst67-78-77-73—295
Song-Hee Kim68-76-75-76—295
Annika Sorenstam75-70-72-78—295
Laura Diaz77-70-73-76—296
Ai Miyazato71-72-76-77—296
Seon Hwa Lee75-70-73-78—296
Minea Blomqvist72-69-76-79—296
Sun-Ju Ahn76-71-78-72—297
Lorena Ochoa73-74-76-74—297
Karen Stupples74-73-75-75—297
a-Alison Walshe73-74-73-77—297
Brittany Lang71-75-74-77—297
Ji Young Oh67-76-76-78—297
Young Kim74-71-71-81—297
Jennifer Rosales74-72-77-75—298
Karrie Webb75-75-72-76—298
Sherri Steinhauer75-75-71-77—298
a-Amanda Blumenherst72-78-71-77—298
Reilley Rankin72-75-79-73—299
Eun-Hee Ji76-72-77-74—299
Lindsey Wright78-72-74-75—299
Jane Park78-71-75-75—299
a-Paola Moreno73-76-75-75—299
Rachel Hetherington71-75-78-75—299
Na On Min77-73-73-76—299
Katherine Kirk72-72-77-78—299
Yani Tseng71-74-75-79—299
Maria McBride76-74-73-77—300
Sakura Yokomine71-75-77-77—300
Sherri Turner76-70-81-74—301
Leta Lindley77-73-76-75—301
Christina Kim73-76-75-77—301
Louise Friberg69-74-79-79—301
Linda Wessberg70-79-79-74—302
Meg Mallon75-72-82-74—303
Marcy Hart78-72-78-75—303
Brittany Lincicome74-73-78-78—303
Whitney Wade77-73-74-79—303
Karin Sjodin74-76-74-79—303
Angela Stanford76-73-73-81—303
Janice Moodie78-71-80-75—304
Na Ri Kim76-71-79-78—304
a-Sydnee Michaels71-76-76-81—304
Shi Hyun Ahn73-73-77-81—304
Jimin Kang73-72-77-83—305
Kim Hall74-76-76-80—306
Michele Redman74-76-80-77—307
a-Tiffany Lua72-75-80-81—308
Il-mi Chung76-74-75-83—308
Hee-Won Han74-76-74-84—308
Meena Lee75-74-80-82—311

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