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U.S. Women's Open sets attendance record

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LANCASTER, Pa. – The U.S. Women’s Open set a record for attendance at Lancaster Country Club this week.

The USGA announced Sunday night that 134,016 spectators attended for the week, surpassing the previous mark set at Cherry Hills outside Denver, Colo., in 2005. There were 131,298 spectators at Cherry Hills.

Players relished the atmosphere at Lancaster Country Club. Michelle Wie said it helped get her through the pain of an injured left hip, knee and ankle.

“The crowds have been amazing,” Wie said. “There's so much support. They were so excited to see us. I felt the excitement. That's what pushed me through the round today.”