The 1959 U.S. Women's Open was the 14th U.S. Women's Open, held June 25–27 at Churchill Valley Country Club in Blackridge, Pennsylvania, a suburb east of Pittsburgh. It was the seventh edition conducted by the United States Golf Association (USGA).
|Dates||June 25–27, 1959|
|Course(s)||Churchill Valley Country Club|
|Format||Stroke play – 72 holes|
|Length||6,200 yards (5,670 m)|
|Field||61, 40 after cut|
Defending champion Mickey Wright won the second of her four U.S. Women's Open titles, two strokes ahead of runner-up Louise Suggs, a two-time champion. Suggs led after 36 holes, but a third round 75 pushed her four strokes back. Wright, age 24, putted well in the final round and was two-under after fifteen holes, but bogeyed the final three. She was the first of seven to successfully defend the championship, last accomplished by Karrie Webb in 2001. It was the third of 13 major championships for Wright.
Final leaderboard edit
Saturday, June 27, 1959
|Place||Player||Score||To par||Money ($)|
|9||Anne Sander (a)||75-76-75-73=299||+19||0|
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- "Churchill Valley Country Club sinks into financial hole". Pittsburgh Business Times. January 25, 2013. Retrieved July 9, 2014.
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- "Mickey Wright repeats as National Open champion". Palm Beach Post-Times. Associated Press. June 28, 1959. p. 49.
- USGA final leaderboard
- U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship
- U.S. Women's Open – past champions – 1959