Announced: Special exemptions into the inaugural U.S. Senior Women’s Open for Jane Blalock and Mary Jane Hiestand by the U.S. Golf Association. Blalock, 72, won 27 times on the LPGA. Hiestand, 58, an amateur, finished runner-up in last fall’s U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur. The U.S. Senior Women’s Open will debut July 12-15 at Chicago Golf Club in Wheaton, Ill. The special exemptions bring to 18 the number of categories for exempt players.