USC Golf Great Jill McGill Wins U.S. Senior Women's Open
USC Trojan great Jill McGill, a two-time All-American who won more than $2 million during an LPGA career that ended almost a decade ago, used a par final round to win the 2022 U.S. Senior Women's Open on Sunday (Aug. 28) at the NCR Country Club in Kettering, Ohio.
McGill, in her first appearance at the five-year-old event, won at 3-under 289 (74-71-71-73) on the par 73 course. She started the final round back one stroke, built a 4-shot lead on the back 9 and was able to withstand two late bogeys for the title.
McGill never won as a professional, but she is now part of a unique group of American amateur success.
The win complemented her 1993 U.S. Amateur and 1994 U.S. Public Links titles, giving her three different USGA crowns for her career. She is just the sixth person to achieve the feat, joining the likes of Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods and Arnold Palmer.
Among the golfing greats the 50-year-old McGill held off for the win were Annika Sorenstam, Laura Davies and Julie Inkster.
McGill was paired with Sorenstam in the final round and finished four shots ahead of the all-time great. Leta Lindley was second at 2-under.
With the win, McGill earns a spot in the 2023 U.S. Women's Open, to be played at Pebble Beach.
"It's been a really, really long time," McGill told media after the win today. "I'd always been a little bit disappointed that I couldn't figure out how to get it done. I was a different person out there this week, truly, in terms of just acceptance of hey, you're making the best decision you can. You're trying to execute the best you can. That's all you can do."