1974 U.S. Women's Open

The 1974 U.S. Women's Open was the 29th U.S. Women's Open, held July 18–21 at La Grange Country Club in La Grange, Illinois, a suburb west of Chicago.

1974 U.S. Women's Open
Tournament information
DatesJuly 18–21, 1974
LocationLa Grange, Illinois
Course(s)La Grange Country Club
Organized byUSGA
Tour(s)LPGA Tour
Statistics
Par72
Cut155 (+11)
Prize fund$40,000
Winner's share$6,073
Champion
United States Sandra Haynie
295 (+7)
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La Grange  Country Club is located in Illinois
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After a double bogey, Sandra Haynie sank birdie putts from 70 and 15 feet (21 and 5 m) on the final two holes to win by a stroke over runners-up Carol Mann and Beth Stone.[1][2][3][4] Haynie had won the previous major, the LPGA Championship, a month earlier.[5]

Past champions in the fieldEdit

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Carol Mann   United States 1965 72 72 77 75 296 +8 T2
JoAnne Carner   United States 1971 77 72 71 77 297 +9 T4
Donna Caponi Young   United States 1969, 1970 71 76 79 73 299 +11 T7
Susie Berning   United States 1968, 1972, 1973 73 77 75 76 301 +13 11
Sandra Spuzich   United States 1966 74 74 72 82 302 +14 T12
Murle Breer   United States 1962 77 77 76 73 303 +15 T14
Mary Mills   United States 1963 78 76 75 75 304 +16 T18
Kathy Cornelius   United States 1956 76 75 79 77 307 +19 T28
Louise Suggs   United States 1949, 1952 80 74 79 76 309 +21 T35

Source:[3][6]

Final leaderboardEdit

Sunday, July 21, 1974

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Sandra Haynie   United States 73-73-74-75=295 +7 6,073
T2 Beth Stone   United States 75-74-76-71=296 +8 2,573
Carol Mann   United States 72-72-77-75=296
T4 JoAnne Carner   United States 77-72-71-77=297 +9 1,623
Kathy Whitworth   United States 75-77-74-71=297
6 Sandra Post   Canada 81-72-71-74=298 +10 1,473
T7 Debbie Massey (a)   United States 71-73-80-75=299 +11 0
Donna Caponi Young   United States 71-76-79-73=299 1,373
T9 Jane Booth (a)   United States 76-74-76-74=300 +12 0
Ruth Jessen   United States 77-71-71-81=300 1,273

Source:[3][6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ McDermott, Barry (July 29, 1974). "And then things were putt in order". Sports Illustrated. p. 18.
  2. ^ Sainsbury, Ed (July 22, 1974). "Hot putter saves Sandra Haynie". Beaver County Times. (Pennsylvania). UPI. p. C-2.
  3. ^ a b c "Birdies of 70, 15 win for Haynie". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. July 22, 1974. p. 2D.
  4. ^ "Haynie putts to Open win". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. (Florida). Associated Press. July 22, 1974. p. 1-C.
  5. ^ "Haynie wins LPGA with birdie streak". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. (Florida). Associated Press. June 24, 1974. p. 1-C.
  6. ^ a b "Women's Open scores". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Florida. UPI. July 22, 1974. p. 4-C.

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