Young leads Women's Golf at U.S. Open
July 11, 2010
OAKMONT, Pa. -- Texas Ex Heather Bowie Young led the Longhorns at the 2010 U.S. Women's Open contested over the weekend at Oakmont Country Club. Young (78-71-76-75) carded a 72-hole score of 16-over 300 to tie for 41st place and earn a paycheck of $14,235.
Young, the 1997 NCAA individual champion, Big-12 champion, Big-12 Player of the Year and Honda Award recipient, improved to $87,295 in season earnings and 53rd on the 2010 LPGA Official Money List. Through the Open, Young has made eight consecutive cuts in LPGA events after only missing in her season-opener at the Kia Classic Presented by J Golf in March.
Fellow Texas Ex Sherri Steinhauer (77-75-75-76) tied for 52nd at 19-over 303. This year's Open marked Steinhauer's 23rd appearance in the USGA-sanctioned event. She returned to the competitive circuit earlier this season after undergoing surgery on both of her hips in 2009.
Sophomore Nicole Vandermade (84-82) and incoming freshman Rebecca Lee-Bentham (76-86) missed the cut in their debuts at the Women's Open. Sixty-eight players (62 pros and six amateurs) competed during the weekend after meeting the 10-over 152 mark.
Paula Creamer (72-70-70-69) captured the 65th U.S. Women's Open with a 3-under 281 for her first major championship victory and ninth LPGA win.