Murle MacKenzie Lindstrom Breer[1] (born January 20, 1939) is an American professional golfer best known for winning the 1962 U.S. Women's Open. She competed as Murle MacKenzie until her first marriage in 1961,[2] then as Murle Lindstrom until her second marriage in 1969.[3]

Murle Breer
Personal information
Full nameMurle MacKenzie Lindstrom Breer
Born (1939-01-20) January 20, 1939 (age 85)
St. Petersburg, Florida, U.S.
Height5 ft 5.5 in (1.66 m)
Sporting nationality United States
ResidenceSavannah, Georgia, U.S.
SpouseRobert Breer
Fred Lindstrom
ChildrenTracy, Vicki
CollegeSt. Petersburg Junior College
Turned professional1958
Former tour(s)LPGA Tour (1958-84)
Professional wins5
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour4
Best results in LPGA major championships
(wins: 1)
Western OpenT8: 1959
Titleholders C'ship11th: 1962
Chevron ChampionshipDNP
Women's PGA C'ship4th: 1970
U.S. Women's OpenWon: 1962
du Maurier ClassicT47: 1981

Breer was born in St. Petersburg, Florida. She joined the LPGA Tour in 1958. Her first Tour victory came in a major championship in 1962, when she defeated Jo Ann Prentice and Ruth Jessen by one stroke in the U.S. Women's Open which was held at the Dunes Golf Club in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Breer enjoyed three more Tour victories in the 1960s and one mixed team win in the 1970s. She retired as a touring professional in 1984.

For more than two decades, Breer has run a golf school at High Hampton Inn Country Club in western North Carolina. She and husband, Robert, an aeronautical engineer, have two daughters, Tracy and Vicki.[4]

Professional wins edit

LPGA Tour wins (4) edit

LPGA Tour major championships (1)
Other LPGA Tour (3)
No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 Jun 30, 1962 U.S. Women's Open +13 (78-74-76-73=301) 2 strokes   Ruth Jessen
  Jo Ann Prentice
2 Nov 4, 1962 San Antonio Civitan −3 (74-70-69=213) 3 strokes   Betsy Rawls
3 Oct 22, 1967 Carlsbad Jaycee Open E (77-72-67=216) 1 stroke   Sandra Haynie
4 Jun 2, 1969 O'Sullivan Ladies Open −5 (66-71-71=208) 3 strokes   Shirley Englehorn

Other wins edit

Major championships edit

Wins (1) edit

Year Championship Winning score Margin Runners-up
1962 U.S. Women's Open +13 (78-74-76-73=301) 2 strokes   Ruth Jessen,   Jo Ann Prentice

References edit

  1. ^ Carrig, Toby (October 3, 2004). "Unlikely winner has enjoyed many walks in sunshine during her life". Southeast Missourian. pp. 1B, 7B. Retrieved March 26, 2013.
  2. ^ "St. Petersburg Gal Hits Golf Jackpot". The Miami News. Associated Press. July 23, 1962. p. 2C. Retrieved March 26, 2013. They were married just a year ago.
  3. ^ "Murle Trails By 3 In Battle Of LPGA". St. Petersburg Times. Associated Press. July 25, 1969. p. 5-C. Retrieved March 26, 2013. Newlywed Murle Lindstrom Breer...
  4. ^ "Bio on LPGA's official site" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on January 13, 2010. Retrieved October 22, 2007.

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