Inkster playing in record 34th U.S. Women's Open

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SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. – Juli Inkster will break a record hitting her first tee in Thursday’s start of the U.S. Women’s Open at Sebonack Golf Club.

She will play in her 34th U.S. Women’s Open, surpassing the mark she shared with Marlene Hagge.

Inkster, 53, is a two-time winner of this championship playing on a special exemption.


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“I just love the U.S. Open,” Inkster said. “Growing up, that was the championship everybody wanted to win.”

Inkster also loves another USGA event. She won the U.S. Women’s Amateur three times. She has won 31 LPGA titles, her last coming at the Safeway Classic in 2006.

Inkster tied for 13th last week at the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship. She was asked if she can win a third U.S. Women’s Open.

“I’m playing good,” she said. “If I can just get out of my way, I’ll be fine. The key to me is just to get off to a good start.”