The U.S. Golf Association is on new ground in 2020 in many ways. Only four events are left on the championship schedule after the pandemic created major challenges for USGA championship fields, which traditionally are filled through qualifiers across the country.
The U.S. Amateur and U.S. Women’s Amateur are the only amateur championships that will be played this season, with the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open the only other championships to be played period. The fields will look different in all four, considering they will be filled by exemption categories instead of local qualifying.
The USGA has revealed its preliminary field list of 126 players for the Women’s Amateur. Six spots remain for the winner and runner-up of three top women’s amateur events: the North & South Women’s Amateur, the Women’s Western Amateur, and the Ladies National Golf Association Amateur.
Below are the 126 players already in the field, grouped according to exemption category. Many players qualified through multiple categories, and those players are listed only in the first category in which they appeared.
Winners of the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship the last 10 years (2010-2019)
Gabriela Ruffels, Australia
Semifinalists of the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship the last two years (2018-2019)
Megha Ganne, Holmdel, N.J.
Round of 32 from the 2019 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship
Tyler Akabane, Danville, Calif.
Lauren Beaudreau, Lemont, Ill.
Hailey Borja, Lake Forest, Calif.
Caroline Canales, Calabasas, Calif.
Katie Chipman, Canton, Mich.
Allisen Corpuz, Kapolei, Hawaii
Bentley Cotton, Austin, Texas
Haylin Harris, Carmel, Ind.
Lauren Hartlage, Elizabethtown, Ky.
Emily Hawkins, Lexington, N.C.
Angela (Yilin) Liu, Irvin, Calif.
Brooke Matthews, Rogers, Ark.
Michaela Morard, Huntsville, Ala.
Alexa Pano, Lake Worth, Fla.
Pimnipa Panthong, Thailand
Kaitlyn Papp, Austin, Texas
Megan Schofill, Monticello, Fla.
Brooke Seay, San Diego, Calif.
Aneka Seumanutafa, Emmitsburg, Md.
Brynn Walker, Saint Davids, Pa.
Therese Warner, Kennewick, Wash.
Kenzie Wright, McKinney, Texas
Any player who qualified for the 2019 U.S. Women’s Open Championship
Celeste Dao, Canada
Megan Furtney, St. Charles, Ill.
Paris Hilinski, Los Angeles, Calif.
Sabrina Iqbal, San Jose, Calif.
Shannon Johnson, North Easton, Mass.
Auston Kim, St. Augustine, Fla.
Gina Kim, Durham, N.C.
Rose Zhang, Irvine, Calif.
Reagan Zibilski, Springfield, Mo.
From the U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship, winners in 2016-2019; runners-up in 2018-2019 and round of 16 in 2019
Erica Shepherd, Greenwood, Ind.
Lei Ye, People’s Republic of China
Jillian Bourdage, Tamarac, Fla.
Sophia Bae, Norwood, N.J.
Briana Chacon, Whittier, Calif.
Anne Chen, Sugar Land, Texas
Mika Jin, Fremont, Calif.
Jasmine Ly, Madison Height, Mich.
Grace Summerhays, Scottsdale, Ariz.
Nicole Whiston, San Diego, Calif.
Kelly Xu, Claremont, Calif.
From the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship, winners in 2016-2019; runners-up in 2018-2019 and semifinalists in 2019
Julia Potter-Bobb, Indianapolis, Ind.
Kelsey Chugg, Salt Lake City, Utah
Ina Kim-Schaad, New York, N.Y.
Talia Campbell, New York, N.Y.
Lauren Greenlief, Ashburn, Va.
Meghan Stasi, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
From the U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship, winners in 2016-2019 and runners-up in 2018-2019
Ellen Port, St. Louis, Mo.
Winner of the 2020 Women’s Mexican International Amateur Championship
Cory Lopez, Mexico
From the Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking, the top 75-ranked players as of June 24, 2020
Alyaa Abdulghany, Newport Beach, Calif.
Hanna Alberto, Kingwood, Texas
Jaravee Boonchant, Thailand
Virginia Bossi, Italy
Zoe Antoinette Campos, Valencia, Calif.
Hailee Cooper, Montgomery, Texas
Caterina Don, Italy
Pilar Echeverria, Guatemala
Sofia Garcia, Paraguay
Amelia Garvey, New Zealand
Julia Johnson, St. Gabriel, La.
Gurleen Kaur, Houston, Texas
Sara Kouskova, Czech Republic
Aline Krauter, Germany
Siyun Liu, People’s Republic of China
Carolina Lopez-Chacarra, Spain
Emilia Migliaccio, Cary, N.C.
Natasha Andrea Oon, Malaysia
Kiira Riihijarvi, Finland
Amanda Sambach, Charlotte, N.C.
Kaleigh Telfer, South Africa
Anna Zanusso, Italy
From the WAGR, the top 20-ranked players under the age of 19 as of Aug. 9, 2020
Sadie Englemann, Austin, Texas
Paula Kirner, Germany
Giovanna Fernandez, Paraguay
Carla Tejedo, Spain
Remaining spots filled by the WAGR (June 24 ranking in parenthesis)
Malia Nam, Kailua, Hawaii (76)
Karen Fredgaard, Denmark (77)
Renate Grimstad, Norway (79)
Brooke Riley, Manteca, Calif. (89)
Rachel Heck, Memphis, Tenn. (92)
Ellie Slama, Salem, Ore. (93)
Addie Baggarly, Gainesville, Fla. (94)
Marta Perez Sanmartin, Spain (96)
Bohyun Park, Famers Ranch, Texas (97)
Isabella Fierro, Mexico (98)
Virunpat Olankitkunchai, Thailand (109)
Emily Mahar, Australia (111)
Brigitte Thibault, Canada (113)
Kennedy Swann, Austin, Texas (117)
Brianna Navarrosa, San Diego, Calif. (119)
Kelly Sim, Edgewater, N.J. (120)
Lois Kaye Go, Philippines (125)
Kaitlin Milligan, Goldsby, Okla. (127)
Clara Manzalini, Italy (129)
Katherine Smith, Detroit Lakes, Minn. (132)
Maria Bohorquez, Colombia (135)
Miranda Wang, People’s Republic of China (136)
Chanikan Yongyuan, Thailand (145)
Ashley Gilliam, Manchester, Tenn. (147)
Jackie Rogowicz, Yardley, Pa. (152)
Michaela Williams, Brownsboro, Ala. (153)
Julia Becker, Las Vegas, Nev. (155)
Christine Wang, Houston, Texas (159)
Yurika Tanida, Japan (164)
Valery Plata, Colombia (171)
Mychael O’Berry, Hoover, Ala. (172)
Polly Mack, Germany (175)
Teresa Toscano Borrero, Spain (181)
Cecilie Finne-Ispen, Denmark (185)
Rachel Kuehn, Asheville, N.C. (191)
Kirsty Hodgkins, Australia (194)
Kaleiya Romero, San Jose, Calif. (199)
Raquel Olmos Ros, Spain (201)
Phoebe Brinker, Wilmington, Del. (209)
Jensen Castle, Columbia, S.C. (214)
Louise Yu, Duluth, Ga. (215)
Allysha Mae Mateo, Mililani, Hawaii (216)
Ivy Shepherd, Peachtree City, Ga. (219)
Vanessa Knecht, Switzerland (223)
Riley Smyth, Cary, N.C. (240)
Jacqueline Putrino, Lakewood Ranch, Fla. (241)
Ami Gianchandani, Watchung, N.J. (245)
Siarra Stout, Franklin, Tenn. (251)