1979 U.S. Women's Open

The 1979 U.S. Women's Open was the 34th U.S. Women's Open, held July 12–15 at Brooklawn Country Club in Fairfield, Connecticut.

1979 U.S. Women's Open
Tournament information
DatesJuly 12–15, 1979
LocationFairfield, Connecticut
Course(s)Brooklawn Country Club
Organized byUSGA
Tour(s)LPGA Tour
Statistics
Par71
Length6,010 yards (5,496 m)[1]
Field153 players, 56 after cut[1]
Cut152 (+10)
Prize fund$125,000
Winner's share$19,000
Champion
United States Jerilyn Britz
284 (E)
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Fairfield is located in the United States
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Brooklawn CC is located in Connecticut
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Brooklawn CC

Jerilyn Britz won her first LPGA Tour event (and only major), two shots ahead of runners-up Debbie Massey and Sandra Palmer.[2][3][4][5]

Co-leading after the first round and leading after the second, Britz shot a four-over-par 75 in the third round on Saturday.[6] She entered the final round three strokes behind Massey and shot a two-under 69 for an even-par 284 total.

Past champions in the fieldEdit

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Sandra Palmer   United States 1975 73 69 74 70 286 +2 T2
Susie Berning   United States 1968, 1972, 1973 79 66 71 73 289 +5 T5
Donna Caponi Young   United States 1969, 1970 72 74 74 70 290 +6 T8
Hollis Stacy   United States 1977, 1978 71 75 74 73 293 +9 T15
Sandra Spuzich   United States 1966 71 73 74 75 293 +9 T15

Source:[4]

Final leaderboardEdit

Sunday, July 15, 1979

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Jerilyn Britz   United States 70-70-75-69=284 E 19,000
T2 Debbie Massey   United States 70-72-70-74=286 +2 9,200
Sandra Palmer   United States 73-69-74-70=286
4 Sally Little   South Africa 71-71-74-71=287 +3 6,500
T5 Jo Ann Washam   United States 76-74-72-67=289 +5 4,566
Mary Dwyer   United States 73-71-74-71=289
Susie Berning   United States 79-66-71-73=289
T8 Donna Caponi   United States 72-74-74-70=290 +6 3,400
Joyce Kazmierski   United States 76-72-72-70=290
Laura Baugh   United States 73-72-77-68=290

Source:[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Britz's 70 opens 2-shot Open gap". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. July 14, 1979. p. 2B.
  2. ^ Pileggi, Sarah (July 23, 1979). "Cool hand Jerilyn takes a hot Open". Sports Illustrated. p. 32.
  3. ^ Bushnell, Scott M. (July 16, 1979). "Britz' first win is a big one". The Day. (New London, Connecticut). Associated Press. p. 38.
  4. ^ a b c "Britz didn't choke in the U.S. Open". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. July 16, 1979. p. 2C.
  5. ^ "Britz holds on to win U.S. Women's Open". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. July 16, 1979. p. 19.
  6. ^ "Britz not worried about losing lead". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. July 15, 1979. p. 5B.

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