1957 U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship

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1957 U.S. Women's Open
Tournament information
Dates June 27–29, 1957
Location Mamaroneck, New York
Course(s) Winged Foot Golf Club,
East Course
Organized by USGA
Tour(s) LPGA Tour
Format Stroke play – 72 holes
Statistics
Par 73
Length 6,246 yards (5,711 m)[1]
Field 98: 33 pros, 65 amateurs
Cut 168 (+22)[2]
Prize fund $7,200
Winner's share $1,800
Champion
United States Betsy Rawls
299 (+7)
Winged Foot Golf Club is located in United States
Winged Foot Golf Club
Winged Foot Golf Club
Location in the United States

The 1957 U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship was the twelfth U.S. Women's Open, held June 27–29 at the East Course of Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, New York. It was the fifth conducted by the United States Golf Association (USGA).

Betsy Rawls won when the apparent champion, Jackie Pung[3] at 6-over par 298, was disqualified for signing an incorrect scorecard. Her score was kept by playing partner Betty Jameson, the 1947 champion, who had marked a par score of five for Pung on the fourth hole, instead of a bogey six. Pung made the exact same error on Jameson's card, who was also disqualified.[4][5][6] It was the fourth of eight major championships for Rawls and the third of four U.S. Women's Opens.

The championship returned to the East Course in 1972; the adjacent West Course has hosted many major championships.

Past champions in the field[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Betsy Rawls  United States 1951, 1953 74 74 75 76 299 +7 1
Patty Berg  United States 1946 80 77 73 75 305 +13 2
Louise Suggs  United States 1949, 1952 76 81 75 76 308 +16 T3
Fay Crocker  Uruguay 1955 78 81 75 78 312 +20 T9
Kathy Cornelius  United States 1956 81 79 83 85 328 +36 30
Betty Jameson  United States 1947 75 75 79 85 314 +22 DQ

Source:[5][7]

Final leaderboard[edit]

Saturday, June 29, 1957

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Betsy Rawls  United States 74-74-75-76=299 +7 1,800
2 Patty Berg  United States 80-77-73-75=305 +13 1,200
T3 Betty Hicks  United States 75-77-76-80=308 +16 810
Louise Suggs  United States 76-81-75-76=308
5 Betty Dillahunt  United States 74-78-76-82=310 +18 600
T6 Alice Bauer  United States 72-73-87-79=311 +19 380
Marlene Hagge  United States 72-81-81-77=311
JoAnn Prentice  United States 75-78-84-74=311
T9 Fay Crocker  Uruguay 78-81-75-78=312 +20 240
Beverly Hanson  United States 78-76-79-79=312

Source:[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Finsterwald leads Western Open; Bauer sisters pace gals". Toledo Blade. Associated Press. June 28, 1957. p. 29. 
  2. ^ "Alice Bauer takes over Open lead". St. Petersburg Times. Associated Press. June 29, 1957. p. 8. 
  3. ^ "Jackie happy, then so sad". Spokesman-Review. Associated Press. July 1, 1957. p. 10. 
  4. ^ Wind, Herbert Warren (July 8, 1957). "The Tragic Fourth". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved June 26, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Rawls wins Open; Pung Disqualified". Milwaukee Sentinel. INS. July 1, 1957. p. 4 (part 2). Retrieved July 5, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Scorecard mistake costs Pung crown". Eugene Register-Guard. Associated Press. June 20, 1957. p. 3B. 
  7. ^ a b "Women's Open results". St. Petersburg Times. June 30, 1957. p. 2C. 

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