1967 U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship

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1967 U.S. Women's Open
Tournament information
Dates June 29 – July 2, 1967
Location Hot Springs, Virginia
Course(s) The Homestead,
Cascades Course[1]
Organized by USGA
Tour(s) LPGA Tour
Format Stroke play – 72 holes
Statistics
Par 71
Length 6,191 yards (5,661 m)[1]
Field 94 players, 42 after cut[2][3]
Cut 159 (+17)[3]
Prize fund $25,000
Winner's share ($5,000)
Champion
France Catherine Lacoste (a)
294 (+10)
The Homestead is located in United States
The Homestead
The Homestead
Location in the United States

The 1967 U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship was the 22nd U.S. Women's Open, held June 29 to July 2 at the Cascades Course of The Homestead, in Hot Springs, Virginia.

This winner was Catherine Lacoste, age 22, the first international and youngest champion at the time and the only amateur to ever win the title.[4][5][6][7] She held a five-stroke lead after 36 and 54 holes,[2][3] and despite a final round 79, held on for a two-stroke victory margin over runners-up Susie Maxwell and Beth Stone. It was also the first win by an amateur on the LPGA Tour.[2]

Defending champion Sandra Spuzich finished fifteen strokes back, tied for 27th place.[8]

Past champions in the field[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Murle Lindstrom  United States 1962 75 74 73 75 297 +13 T4
Louise Suggs  United States 1949, 1952 76 74 74 73 297 +13 T4
Betsy Rawls  United States 1951, 1953,
1957, 1960
73 82 75 75 305 +21 T15
Carol Mann  United States 1965 77 72 82 75 306 +22 T21
Mary Mills  United States 1963 84 75 73 77 309 +25 T27
Sandra Spuzich  United States 1966 77 79 77 76 309 +25 T27
Kathy Cornelius  United States 1956 76 78 80 81 315 +31 T37
Patty Berg  United States 1946 77 82 77 80 316 +32 39
Mickey Wright  United States 1958, 1959,
1961 1964
75 80 72 WD

Source:[8]

Final leaderboard[edit]

Sunday, July 2, 1967

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Catherine Lacoste (a)  France 71-70-74-79=294 +10 0
T2 Susie Maxwell  United States 71-75-76-74=296 +12 3,600
Beth Stone  United States 75-76-71-74=296
T4 Sandra Haynie  United States 70-79-77-71=297 +13 1,033
Murle Lindstrom  United States 75-74-73-75=297
Louise Suggs  United States 76-74-74-73=297
7 Margee Masters  United States 73-73-74-80=300 +16 750
T8 Clifford Ann Creed  United States 75-75-76-75=301 +17 630
Marilynn Smith  United States 75-77-72-77=301
Sharon Miller  United States 76-80-74-71=301

Source:[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "French gal beats nerves; retains five-stroke lead". Spokesman-Review. Associated Press. July 2, 1967. p. 1-sports. 
  2. ^ a b c "French lass grabs large lead in Open". Spokesman-Review. Associated Press. July 1, 1967. p. 10. 
  3. ^ a b c "Cathy Lacoste leads by tourney by 5 strokes". Milwaukee Journal. July 1, 1967. p. 16. 
  4. ^ "French golf amateur wins Women's Open". Milwaukee Journal. July 3, 1967. p. 8-part 2. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Women's Open won by La Coste". Pittsburg Post-Gazette. Associated Press. July 3, 1967. p. 14. 
  6. ^ Mulvoy, Mark (July 10, 1967). "'But Papa, I played like a clod'". Sports Illustrated: 24. 
  7. ^ Glenn, Rhonda (June 26, 2013). "Catherine Lacoste: A Transatlantic Triumph for Legendary Amateur". USGA. Retrieved June 28, 2013. 
  8. ^ a b c "Mlle. Lacoste wins Open". Spokesman-Review. Associated Press. July 3, 1967. p. 9. 

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Coordinates: 37°59′53″N 79°49′48″W / 37.998°N 79.83°W / 37.998; -79.83