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US Women Open British And Irish Contenders in Southern Pines

The US Women’s Open is the second of five women’s majors in the packed 2022 calendar; World No. 1 Jin Young Ko headlines the event and Yuka Sasso returns as defending champion – watch this week live on Sky Sports.

The 77th US Women’s Open starts Thursday at Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club, and you can watch all the action live on Sky Sports.

North Carolina has 11 former winners competing, including defending champions Yuka Sasso and Nelly Korda, making their first appearance since February.

World number one Jin Young is bidding for a third major win of her career, while three-time US Open champion Annika Sorenstam is returning for the first time since 2008.

And there are also several British and Irish candidates hoping to cause a stir.

The 28-year-old made her US Open bow after winning a qualifier in Georgia in early May, where she finished at six-under-par.

She maintained that good form by reaching the last eight of the women’s match play in Las Vegas.

Dryberg has enjoyed three professional victories, two of which came in the 2020 Rose Ladies Series, while she has competed on the LPGA Tour since 2018.

Lewis Duncan

Another Scott made her US Open debut, and Duncan earned her spot with a win at last summer’s Women’s Amateur Championship.

The 24-year-old impressed with a 10th-place finish at the 2021 Open Championship and represented Great Britain and Ireland in the Curtiss Cup.

Annabel Fuller

Fellow amateur Fuller shot a three-under-par 137 at the University of Florida, where she is currently studying, which earned her a spot in the Southern Pines.

Fuller, who will make her third Curtiss Cup appearance in Pennsylvania on June 10, was one of just three amateurs to make the cut at last year’s Open in Carnoustie. He also represented Europe in the Junior Solheim Cup.

Leona Maguire

The Irish woman failed to make the cut in her last three US Open appearances but will be encouraged by her performance at the Chevron Championship, where she finished 39th at two-under-par.

Maguire claimed her first LPGA Tour win at the Drive On Championship last February and has her eyes set on a successful Major.

Stephanie meadow

Meadow enjoyed a professional debut to remember at the 2014 US Open when she finished third behind Michelle Y. West and Stacey Lewis.

The two-time Olympian is playing at the US Open for the seventh time and the only time she has made the cut was in 2014. The last of his two professional victories came at the 2019 Handa Invitational in his native Northern Ireland.

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