1962 U.S. Women's Open

The 1962 U.S. Women's Open was the 17th U.S. Women's Open, held June 28–30 at The Dunes Golf and Beach Club in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

1962 U.S. Women's Open
Tournament information
DatesJune 28–30, 1962
LocationMyrtle Beach, South Carolina
Course(s)Dunes Golf and Beach Club
Organized byUSGA
Tour(s)LPGA Tour
FormatStroke play – 72 holes
Length6,400 yards (5,850 m)[1]
Field68, 41 after cut[2]
Cut166 (+22)[2]
Prize fund$8,000 [1]
Winner's share$1,800
United States Murle Lindstrom
301 (+13)
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Myrtle Beach  is located in the United States
Myrtle Beach 
Myrtle Beach 
Myrtle Beach  is located in South Carolina
Myrtle Beach 
Myrtle Beach 

Murle Lindstrom, age 23, won the title for her first LPGA Tour victory, two strokes ahead of runners-up Ruth Jessen and Jo Ann Prentice.[3][4][5] The first of her four wins on tour, it was the only major title for Lindstrom, later known as Murle Breer.

Defending champion Mickey Wright was a co-leader after 36 holes,[2] but fell back on Saturday morning in the third round and finished five strokes back in a tie for fourth.[3] Wright had won three of the previous four years; she won her fourth U.S. Women's Open two years later in 1964. Jessen led after each of the first three rounds, but a final round 80 (+8) dropped her back.[3]

Thirty professionals and eleven amateurs made the 36-hole cut at 166 (+22) or better;[2] the low amateur was JoAnne Gunderson at 313 (+25), tied for fifteenth place.[3]

Final leaderboard Edit

Saturday, June 30, 1962

Place Player Score To par Money ($)
1   Murle Lindstrom 78-74-76-73=301 +13 1,800
T2   Ruth Jessen 72-76-75-80=303 +15 1,000
  Jo Ann Prentice 75-77-73-78=303
T4   Louise Suggs 80-77-74-75=306 +18 575
  Mickey Wright 75-73-81-77=306
T6   Shirley Englehorn 81-72-79-75=307 +19 375
  Mary Lena Faulk 78-74-77-78=307
T8   Marlene Hagge 76-75-81-76=308 +20 313
  Shirley Spork 77-77-79-75=308
T10   Mary Mills 78-79-77-75=309 +21 263
  Kathy Whitworth 80-78-73-78=309


References Edit

  1. ^ a b "Ruth Jessen grabs Women's Open lead". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. Associated Press. June 29, 1962. p. 15.
  2. ^ a b c d "Miss Wright battles back to tie Ruth for Open lead". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. Associated Press. June 30, 1962. p. 8.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Lindstrom snaps records in winning Women's Open". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. Associated Press. July 1, 1962. p. 1, sports.
  4. ^ a b "Unknown takes Open as favorites fade". Sunday Star-News. Wilmington, North Carolina. UPI. July 1, 1962. p. 1-C.
  5. ^ "Open topped by Lindstrom". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Washington. UPI. July 2, 1962. p. 15.

External links Edit

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