Laura Davies Nearing Consecutive Appearances Record


Laura Davies has accepted an offer from the USGA to extend her streak to 24 consecutive appearances in the U.S. Women's Open.
The championship is scheduled July 9-12 at Saucon Valley Country Club's Old Course in Bethlehem, Pa. Davies won the 1987 U.S. Women's Open, defeating JoAnne Carner and Ayako Okamoto in an 18-hole playoff at Plainfield (N.J.) Country Club. It's one of her four major championship triumphs. She also won two McDonald's LPGA titles (1994, '96) and a du Maurier Classic ('96).
In case you're wondering, the record for most consecutive U.S. Women's Open appearances is 31. Hollis Stacy set the mark between 1970 and 2000.