Unfinished business at Womens Open


BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Heather Daly-Donofrio is on a mission this week.

The two-time LPGA winner will tee it up for the first and only time this season at the U.S. Women’s Open.

Though Daly-Donofrio, 39, never announced her retirement, she hasn’t played this season despite having full status. She’s committed to motherhood and her position as an LPGA player liaison, but there is a bit of unfinished business that motivated her to qualify for the U.S. Women’s Open.

“Looking back at my career, I honestly don’t have any regrets,” said Daly-Donofrio, who can be seen wheeling her 2-year-old daughter, Hannah, around the property between practice rounds. “I’m satisfied with what I’ve accomplished. The one thing that burns me is that I never made a cut in the U.S. Women’s Open.”

After coaching the Yale golf team from 1997-2000, Daly-Donofrio joined the LPGA, won the First Union Betsy King  in 2001 and the Mitchell Company Tournament of Champions in ‘04, but the record she’s focused on this week is her 0 for 8 mark trying to make the cut at U.S. Women’s Opens.

“I’ll try to qualify till I’m 100 until I make a cut,” she said.