1948 U.S. Women's Open

The 1948 U.S. Women's Open was the third U.S. Women's Open, held August 12–15 at Atlantic City Country Club in Northfield, New Jersey.

1948 U.S. Women's Open
Tournament information
DatesAugust 12–15, 1948
LocationNorthfield, New Jersey
Course(s)Atlantic City Country Club
Organized byWPGA
Tour(s)WPGA
FormatStroke play – 72 holes
Statistics
Par75
Length6,326 yards (5,784 m)[1]
Field51 players[1]
Prize fund$7,500 [1]
Winner's share$1,200
Champion
United States Babe Zaharias
300 (E)
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Babe Zaharias won the first of her three U.S. Women's Open titles, eight strokes ahead of runner-up Betty Hicks.[2] It was the fifth of ten major championships for Zaharias.

The U.S. Women's Open returned to the course in 1965 and 1975.

Past champions in the fieldEdit

Player Country Year won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Betty Jameson   United States 1947 79 77 78 78 312 +12 3
Patty Berg   United States 1946 80 78 81 74 313 +13 T4

Final leaderboardEdit

Sunday, August 15, 1948

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Babe Zaharias   United States 75-72-75-78=300 E 1,200
2 Betty Hicks   United States 84-75-72-77=308 +8 1,000
3 Betty Jameson   United States 79-77-78-78=312 +12 825
T4 Patty Berg   United States 80-78-81-74=313 +13 750
Grace Lenczyk (a)   United States 79-78-73-83=313 0
T6 Peggy Kirk (a)   United States 74-80-81-80=315 +15 0
Mary Agnes Wall (a)   United States 79-78-78-80=315
T8 Beverly Hanson (a)   United States 78-81-82-77=318 +18 0
Mary Mozell   United States 79-77-83-79=318 700
T10 Katherine Hemphill   United States 80-73-83-85=321 +21 550
Sally Sessions   United States 76-81-79-85=321

Source:[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Babe Zaharias has stamina going for her in U.S. Open". Pittsburgh Press. United Press. August 12, 1948. p. 31.
  2. ^ "Babe wins Women's Open". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Associated Press. August 16, 1948. p. 18.
  3. ^ "Babe Zaharias cops National". St. Joseph Gazette. Associated Press. August 16, 1948. p. 7.

External linksEdit

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