Previewing the 25th Kentucky Women's Open

DANVILLE, KY (July 11, 2021) – The Kentucky Women’s Open turns a quarter-century old this week as Danville Country Club readies to host the state’s most prestigious championship for female golfers.

36 holes of stroke play will determine the latest winner of this competition which has a field containing a variety of backgrounds. There are amateurs and professionals local to Kentucky as well as some who come to the Commonwealth from afar to compete for this prestigious trophy. They also range in age from 49 to 15, simply meaning that an eclectic mix of players will be on-hand to vie for first place. Some of the notable names who make up this field include the following, with their first-round tee time and starting tee in parenthesis.

  • Macey Brown (9:20 a,m. EDT off #10) – Last year’s champion of the KHSAA Girls State Championship in Bowling Green. The rising senior at Apollo High School has already committed to playing college golf for Indianapolis University starting in 2022-23.
  • Macie Brown (9:30 a.m. EDT off #1) – Not to be confused with Macey Brown, Macie Brown has a pair of top-ten finishes in the Kentucky PGA Junior Tour’s majors so far this year after snagging one of those majors in 2020. She finished T14 in this tournament last year at Heritage Hill Golf Club.
  • Christine Lindsey, PGA (9:00 a.m. off #1) – The 2002 champion of this event where she prevailed at Keene Trace – Champions Trace. She is one of two past champions in the field this week.
  • Tristyn Nowlin (8:40 a.m. off #1) – The Richmond native recently turned professional following her graduation from the University of Illinois and has had quite the start to her pro career. Two weeks ago, she won the Michigan Women’s Open and backed it up with a win at the Illinois Women’s Open. She goes for three State Opens in three weeks in her home state this week.
  • Ke’Asha Phillips (8:50 a.m. off #10) – The Xavier Musketeer won the inaugural Kentucky Women’s Amateur Stroke Play Championship last year in dramatic style. A win this week would mean two of the state’s biggest trophies would be in her possession at the same time.
  • Claira Beth Ramsey (8:00 a.m. off #10) – The Kentucky PGA Junior Tour’s top female player so far this year, as she won the Tour’s most recent major, the Kentucky Girls Junior Amateur at Bardstown Country Club. Prior to that victory, she finished runner-up in the Kentucky Girls Junior PGA Championship.
  • Delaney Shah (9:30 a.m. off #1) – Shah was a joint runner-up alongside her Louisville teammate Lauren Hartlage when Nishtha Madan prevailed at Heritage Hill Golf Club a year ago. One spot higher this time and she will depart Danville with the trophy in her hands.
  • Taryn Walker (8:20 a.m. off #10) – A past competitor of Golf Channel’s Big Break who is celebrating her tenth anniversary of winning this championship. She won in 2011 at The Standard Club.

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Golf House Kentucky will have full coverage of the 25th Kentucky Women’s Open on its Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages throughout the competition. Additionally, the final hole of Tuesday’s final group will be live-streamed on Facebook as will any playoff holes necessary to determine the champion.


Dates of Competition

July 12-13, 2021

Championship Venue

Danville Country Club

Course Architect

Louis Chiapetta

Course Opening


Course Length

6,041 yards

Number of Competitors

62 players

United States Represented

Kentucky (47), Ohio (5), Illinois (3), Alabama (2), Georgia, Indiana, Maryland, Tennessee, Texas

Kentucky Cities Represented

Louisville (9), Lexington (5), Owensboro (3), Prospect (3), Richmond (3), Bagdad (2), Elizabethtown (2), Hebron (2), Mount Washington (2), Shelbyville (2), Ashland, Bardstown, Campbellsville, Glenview, Hanson, Madisonville, Marion, Maysville, Mount Vernon, Murray, Paducah, Radcliff, Union, Winchester

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