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Dates: Monday, June 18th through Saturday, June 23rd
Site: Neshanic Valley Golf Course (Meadow and Lake Nines), Neshanic Station, NJ
Course Architect: Dr. Michael Hurdzan and Dana Fry (2004)
Par: 72
Yardage: 6,195
Hole-By-Hole:
HolePar and YardsHolePar and Yards
1 Par 4 374 yds 10 Par 4 387 yds
2 Par 4 365 yds 11 Par 4 316 yds
3 Par 3 169 yds 12 Par 3 132 yds
4 Par 5 503 yds 13 Par 4 377 yds
5 Par 4 401 yds 14 Par 5 533 yds
6 Par 3 156 yds 15 Par 4 361 yds
7 Par 4 295 yds 16 Par 4 330 yds
8 Par 4 365 yds 17 Par 3 142 yds
9 Par 5 520 yds 18 Par 5 469 yds
36 3,148 yds 36 3,047 yds
Annual: 36th
Television: None
Schedule of Play:
Stroke Play - Monday, June 18th and Tuesday, June 19th, (field reduced to the lowest 64 players, who advance to match play)
Match Play - Wednesday, June 20th - First Round,
Thursday, June 21st - Second and Third Round,
Friday, June 22nd - Quarterfinals/Semifinals,
Saturday, June 23rd - Championship (36 holes)
Defending Champion: Brianna Do (Not defending)
Runner-Up: Marissa Dodd
Lowest Medalist Score (36 holes): 135 (Brittany Lang, 2004; A.Jutanugarn, 2010)
Lowest Medalist Score (18 holes): 65 (Brittany Lang, 2004)
Last Year's Results
Championship - Brianna Do def. Marissa Dodd, 1-up
Semifinals - Brianna Do def. Annie Park, 2 & 1
Marissa Dodd def. Tiffany Lua, 2 & 1
Quarterfinals - Annie Park def. Cheyenne Woods, 3 & 2
Brianna Do def. Stephanie Kono, 2-up
Marissa Dodd def. Sally Watson, 1-up
Tiffany Lua def. Brittany Altomare, 7 & 6
Past U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Winners
YearCourse
2011 Brianna Do def. Marissa Dodd, 1-up
2010 Emily Tubert def. Lisa McCloskey, 3 & 2
2009 Jennifer Song def. Kimberly Kim, 7 & 6
2008 Tiffany Joh def. Jennifer Song, 2 & 1
2007 Mina Harigae def. Stephany Fleet, 4 & 3
2006 Tiffany Joh def. Kimberly Kim, 6 & 5
2005 Eun Jung Lee def. Tiffany Chudy, 1-up (37 holes)
2004 Ya-Ni Tseng def. Michelle Wie, 1-up
2003 Michelle Wie def. Virada Nirapathpongporn, 1-up
2002 Annie Thurman def. Hwanhee Lee, 6 & 5
2001 Candie Kung def. Missy Farr-Kaye, 2-up
2000 Catherine Cartwright def. Russamee Gulyanamitta, 3 & 1
1999 Jody Niemann def. Sue Billek Nyhus, 1-up
1998 Amy Spooner def. Natalie Wong, 2 & 1
1997 Jo Jo Robertson def. Angie Yoon, 3 & 2
1996 Heather Graff def. Lauri Berles, 5 & 4
1995 Jo Jo Robertson def. Elizabeth Drambour, 3 & 1
1994 Jill McGill def. Heidi Voorhees, 6 & 4
1993 Connie Masterson def. Holly Reynolds, 1-up
1992 Amy Fruhwirth def. Sara Evens, 3 & 1
1991 Tracy Hanson def. Carri Wood, 1-up
1990 Cathy Mockett def. Barbara Blanchar, 5 & 4
1989 Pearl Sinn def. Kelli Akers, 2 & 1
1988 Pearl Sinn def. Tami Jo Hemingsen, 2 & 1
1987 Tracy Kerdyk def. Pearl Sinn, 4 & 3
1986 Cindy Schreyer def. Victoria Goetze, 3 & 2
1985 Danielle Ammaccapane def. Kristie Kolacny, 6 & 5
1984 Heather Farr def. Kristie Kolacny, 3 & 2
1983 Kelli Antolock def. Nancy Taylor, 1-up
1982 Nancy Taylor def. Kerri Clark, 2 & 1
1981 Mary Enright def. Lauri Merten, 3 & 1
1980 Lori Castillo def. Pam Iller, 2 & 1
1979 Lori Castillo def. Becky Pearson, 2-up
1978 Kelly Fulks def. Diana Schwab, 5 & 4
1977 Kelly Fulks def. Kathy Williams, 1-up
NOTES:
This prestigious event has been captured by some outstanding players, who have gone on to have professional careers. They include: Danielle Ammaccapane, Heather Farr, Lori Castillo, Tracy Kerdyk, Pearl Sinn, Tracy Hanson, Jill McGill, Jo Jo Robertson, Amy Spooner, Jody Niemann, Catherine Cartwright, Candie Kung, Michelle Wie and current world No. 1 and five-time major champion Yani Tseng.

The 2012 WAPL will be the 54th USGA championship played in the state of New Jersey. It will be the third WAPL championship conducted in New Jersey. In 1985, the championship was staged at Flanders Valley Golf Course in Flanders and in 1995, the event was held at Hominy Hills Golf Course in Colts Neck. This will be the first USGA championship conducted at Neshanic Valley Golf Course. The course has hosted sectional qualifying for the U.S. Women's Open, U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links and U.S. Amateur Public Links.

Last year, Brianna Do became the third UCLA Bruin to win the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championship after defeating Marissa Dodd, 1-up, in the 36-hole match play final. Do joined Mary Enright (1981) and Tiffany Joh (2006, 08) in the group of Bruins who have won. Ironically enough, Do wasn't even good enough to play on the UCLA's golf team in 2011 that went on to win the national title, ranking sixth on the team that sent five into the championship.

In 2010, Emily Tubert defeated Lisa McCloskey, 3 & 2, in the 36-hole final. Tubert played in the 2006 U.S. Girls' Junior, but missed the cut. Ariya Jutanugarn matched the 36-hole stroke play record of 135 in 2010, set by Brittany Lang in 2004. Jutanugarn, however, would lose in the third round of match play.

Jennifer Song cruised to a 7 & 6 win over Kimberly Kim in the 36-hole final back in 2009. Song, who was the runner-up in 2008, collected her first USGA title, while Kim was denied her second USGA crown. Kim won the U.S. Women's Amateur in 2006 when she was 14 years old. The 7 & 6 win was the largest margin of victory in the championship's history.

Joh rallied from a 2-down deficit in 2008 by winning four out of five holes from the 30th hole to come from behind and defeat Song for her second title at this event. Joh became the fifth player to win multiple times after her 2 & 1 victory. Joh, the 2006 winner, did not lead until the 33rd hole. She fell 2-down twice on the opening 18 and was that far back on three occasions during the last 18 holes.

Mina Harigae defeated Stephany Fleet in 2007, 4 & 3, to win at Kearney Hill Golf Links. The 17-year-old Harigae was the fifth high-school-aged winner since 2000, which is impressive considering no one under the age of 18 had ever won prior to 2000.

Joh crushed Kimberly Kim in 2006, 6 & 5, to win the title. Of the 63 matches played in 2006, just three went extra holes, the fewest total since the WAPL went to a 64-player draw in 1999.

When she titled here in 2003, Wie became at 13-years-old, the youngest champion in the history of the United States Golf Association. In an amazing match, Wie outlasted Virada Nirapathpongporn in the 36-hole final, 1-up, at Ocean Hammock Golf Club in Palm Coast, Florida. Wie was a stroke-play equivalent of seven-under-par for the 36 holes while Nirapathpongporn was six-under.

In 2005, Eun Jung Lee edged Tiffany Chudy, 1-up on the 37th hole, to become the ninth Korean-born player to win a USGA championship. In the longest match in WAPL history, Lee parred the 37th hole from 30-feet for the win. Two down with just three holes remaining, Lee birdied the 16th and then parred the 18th (36th hole) to square the match. Chudy had a chance to win the match in regulation, however, her 4-foot par putt slid by. Chudy had yet another opportunity on the first extra hole, this time to prolong the match, however her 8-foot par save missed.

The winner of this championship receives: A gold medal and custody of the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championship Trophy for one year; 10-year exemption from qualifying for the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links; two-year exemption from qualifying for the U.S. Women's Amateur Championship, U.S. Girls' Juniors, if eligible, U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur Championship, if eligible, and U.S. Senior Women's Amateur, if eligible.

The championship is open to women amateur golfers who, since Jan. 1, 2012, have been bona fide public course players and have not held privileges at any course that does not extend playing privileges to the general public, or privileges of any private club maintaining its own course and have a USGA Handicap not exceeding 18.4. A bona fide public course player may hold incidental privileges of a course not open to the public when such privileges are provided by (1) an educational institution at which she is a student, or (2) a federal armed service of which she is a member or retired member, or (3) an industry by which she is employed or from which she is employed or retired. Entries closed on May 9, 2012.

The tournament has been decided on the 18th hole on 10 occasions and once in extra holes. Kelly Fuiks (1977), Kelli Antolock (1983), Tracy Hanson (1991), Connie Masterson (1993), Jody Niemann (1999), Wie (2003), Tseng (2004) and Do (2011) all won their final matches by a 1-up margin. In 1979, Lori Castillo won her final match, 2-up, and in 2001 Candie Kung won her final match, 2-up. The 2006 final was decided on the 37th hole, as Eun Jung Lee defeated Tiffany Chudy.

The 2012 WAPL will be the 54th USGA championship played in the state of New Jersey. The first was the 1896 U.S. Women's Amateur, at Morris County Golf Club in Convent Station. This will be the third WAPL championship conducted in New Jersey. In 1985, the championship was conducted at Flanders Valley Golf Course in Flanders. In 1995, the WAPL was conducted at Hominy Hills Golf Course in Colts Neck.

Although this is the first USGA championship at Neshanic Valley, the course has hosted sectional qualifying for the U.S. Women's Open, U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links and U.S. Amateur Public Links.

The 37th U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championship will be staged at Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club in Norman, Oklahoma.

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Final 2012 United States Golf Association Results
(Complete through Thursday, October 11th, 2012)

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Winner (Score)Runners-Up
Curtis CupGB&I (10 1/2 - 9 1/2)United States
U.S. OpenWebb Simpson ( +1, 281)Graeme McDowell
  Michael Thompson
U.S. Women's Amateur PLKyung Kim ( 4 & 2 )Ashlan Ramsey
U.S. Women's OpenNa Yeon Choi ( -7, 281)Amy Yang
U.S. Amateur Public LinksT.J. Vogel (12 & 10)Kevin Aylwin
U.S. Senior OpenRoger Chapman (-10, 270)Fred Funk
  Bernhard Langer
  Tom Lehman
  Corey Pavin
U.S. Junior AmateurAndy Hyeon Bo Shim (4&3)Jim Liu
U.S. Girls' JuniorMinjee Lee ( 1-up )Alison Lee
U.S. Women's AmateurLydia Ko ( 3 & 1 )Jaye Marie Green
U.S. AmateurSteven Fox ( 1-up )Michael Weaver
USGA Senior Women's AmateurEllen Port ( 4 & 3 )Jane Fitzgerald
U.S. Mid-AmateurNathan Smith ( 1-up )Garrett Rank
USGA Men's State TeamNew York ( +2, 428)Iowa
Women's World Amateur TeamKorea (-13, 563)Germany
USGA Senior AmateurPaul Simson ( 4 & 3 )Curtis Skinner
World Amateur TeamUnited States (-24, 404)Mexico
U.S. Women's Mid-AmateurMeghan Stasi ( 6 & 5 )Liz Waynick

As of October 11, 2012, at 01:06 PM ET

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