2002 U.S. Women's Open Winner and Scores

The 2002 U.S. Women's Open was the 57th time the tournament was played. Juli Inkster caught and passed Annika Sorenstam for the win.

Winner: Juli Inkster, 276

Where it was played: Prairie Dunes Country Club in Hutchinson, Kansas

Tournament dates: July 4-7, 2002

Leaders after first round: Juli Inkster, Shani Waugh and Laura Diaz, 67

Leaders after second round: Laura Diaz, Juli Inkster and Annika Sorenstam, 139

Leader after third round: Annika Sorenstam, 208

What Happened in the 2002 U.S. Women's Open

Annika Sorenstam had a 2-stroke lead over Juli Inkster at the start of the final round of the 2002 U.S. Women's Open, but Inkster had a 2-stroke win over Sorenstam at the end of it.

Inkster and Sorenstam were among the co-leaders at the halfway point of the tournament, then Sorenstam took a 2-stroke lead after 54 holes by scoring 69 to Inkster's 71 in the third round. But in the final round, it was 66 for Inkster and 70 for Sorenstam.

Inkster birdied the second and sixth holes of the final round to tie Sorenstam at 2-under. After both birdied the seventh hole, Inkster went into the lead when Sorenstam bogeyed No. 8. Inkster was two in front after the 11th hole and four ahead after the 15th. She finished at 4-under 276, two in front of runner-up Sorenstam.

Inkster was 42 years old, and the victory made her the second-oldest winner in U.S. Women's Open history at the time. It also made her just the second golfer, after Babe Zaharias, to win at least two LPGA majors over the age of 40. (Inkster also won the 2000 LPGA Championship after turning 40.)

It was the seventh and last of Inkster's wins in majors, and the 28th of her 31 career wins on the LPGA Tour. Sorenstam already had two wins in the USWO at this point, and went on to win a third at the 2006 U.S. Women's Open.

This tournament was the site of Nancy Lopez's final appearance in a U.S. Women's Open (she missed the cut). A 48-time LPGA winner and three-time major champion, Lopez was runner-up in the USWO four times, but never won it.

2002 U.S. Women's Open Final Scores

Juli Inkster67-72-71-66—276
Annika Sorenstam70-69-69-70—278
Shani Waugh67-73-71-72—283
Raquel Carriedo75-71-72-66—284
Se Ri Pak74-75-68-68—285
Mhairi McKay70-75-71-70—286
Jennifer Rosales73-72-74-68—287
Beth Daniel71-76-71-69—287
Kelli Kuehne70-76-72-69—287
Laura Diaz67-72-77-71—287
Janice Moodie71-72-71-73—287
Joanne Morley78-68-73-69—288
Kelly Robbins71-74-74-69—288
Rachel Hetherington75-71-72-70—288
Stephanie Louden72-71-73-72—288
Lynn Brooky73-73-69-73—288
Jill McGill71-70-69-78—288
Grace Park71-77-71-70—289
Donna Andrews74-74-70-71—289
Beth Bauer74-72-71-72—289
Lorie Kane69-77-69-74—289
Stacy Prammanasudh75-74-72-69—290
Catriona Matthew69-80-72-69—290
Meg Mallon73-75-73-69—290
Jeong Jang73-73-74-70—290
Danielle Ammaccapane74-71-73-72—290
Rosie Jones71-77-69-73—290
Michelle Ellis71-71-75-73—290
Mi Hyun Kim74-72-70-74—290
Sue Ginter74-72-70-74—290
Michele Redman71-69-73-77—290
Brandie Burton70-74-76-71—291
Charlotta Sorenstam73-70-77-71—291
Hee-Won Han72-77-70-72—291
Cristie Kerr74-71-72-74—291
Laura Davies75-73-68-75—291
Wendy Doolan73-76-75-68—292
Kris Tschetter72-77-72-71—292
Karen Stupples80-68-72-72—292
Jackie Gallagher-Smith70-76-73-73—292
Jenna Daniels72-70-77-73—292
Liselotte Neumann72-74-70-76—292
Carin Hjalmarsson73-72-70-77—292
Mitzi Edge74-75-75-69—293
Jean Bartholomew75-74-74-70—293
Leslie Spalding73-73-77-70—293
Audra Burks70-76-77-70—293
Sarah Lee71-75-75-72—293
Gloria Park73-74-72-74—293
Cindy Schreyer70-74-73-76—293
Ara Koh74-72-76-72—294
a-Aree Song71-76-74-73—294
Sherri Steinhauer70-79-71-74—294
Karen Weiss75-73-72-74—294
a-Angela Jerman72-76-72-74—294
Vicki Goetze-Ackerman78-70-71-75—294
Alicia Dibos71-76-72-75—294
Kim Saiki-Maloney68-76-81-70—295
Amy Fruhwirth76-71-71-77—295
Sherri Turner73-71-73-78—295
Soo Young Moon75-74-77-70—296
Heather Bowie Young75-72-74-75—296
Patricia Meunier-Lebouc76-70-75-76—297
Dorothy Delasin76-73-78-71—298
Pearl Sinn-Bonanni72-77-76-73—298
Dawn Coe-Jones72-72-81-73—298
Allison Finney73-73-81-72—299
Tracy Hanson75-71-82-72—300
Michele Vinieratos72-76-76-77—301

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