2023 U.S. Women's Amateur Championship

The 123rd U.S. Women’s Amateur came to Tinseltown and a talented cast of young women put on one heckuva show. Auburn’s Megan Schofill, a delightful underdog story, prevailed in the end, but there were plenty of other stars of the week, including the graceful host venue, Bel-Air Country Club. Here is the Fire Pit Collective’s full coverage of an eventful week.


In this Fire Drill, Alan Shipnuck checks in from the U.S. Am at Cherry Hills and reflects on the Women’s Am at Bel-Air, while Matt Ginella relives highlights from his recent sojourn to Ireland. They also delve into the reaction to the Billy Walters excerpt.

A Worthy Champion at the Women’s Amateur

A relentless Megan Schofill marched to a victory that was as much about her grit as her game.

Friendly Fire

Latanna Stone and Megan Schofill will renew their amiable rivalry in the championship match at the U.S. Women’s Amateur.

Ties That Bind at the Women’s Amateur

It was a team effort as the players (and their very familiar caddies) moved on to the semifinals.

Profiles in Courage at the Women’s Amateur

On a grueling day defined by drama, Rachel Heck and Latanna Stone were the stars, setting up an elite quaterfinal.

The Stress-Fest Begins at the U.S. Women’s Amateur

The first round of match play was defined by comebacks and sudden death as a national championship heats up.

A Breath of Fresh Air

Stroke play at the U.S. Women’s Amateur provided a welcome respite from the turmoil so prevalent these days in competitive golf.

A Rousing Day One at the U.S. Women’s Amateur

A hometown hero and reborn Bel-Air Country Club were the stars as L.A. hosts another blockbuster golf event.