|— Golfer —|
|Full name||Marlene Stewart Streit|
March 9, 1934 |
Cereal, Alberta, Canada
|Residence||Wellington, Florida, U.S.|
|Best results in LPGA major championships
|Kraft Nabisco C'ship||DNP|
|U.S. Women's Open||T7: 1961|
|du Maurier Classic||76th: 1985|
|Achievements and awards|
|World Golf Hall of Fame||2004 (member page)|
|Lou Marsh Trophy||1951, 1956|
|Bobbie Rosenfeld Award||1952, 1953, 1956, 1963|
Hall of Fame
|Canadian Golf Hall of Fame||1971|
She was born in Cereal, Alberta. She learned golf from Gordon McInnis Sr. at the Lookout Point Golf Club in Fonthill, Ontario. She is the most successful Canadian amateur female golfer, and the only golfer in history to have won the Australian, British, Canadian and U.S. Women's Amateurs. She graduated from Rollins College in 1956, and won the American individual intercollegiate golf title that same year (then known as the Division of Women's and Girls' Sports (DWGS)); this event evolved into the current NCAA Women's golf championship.
Streit was a member of the Canadian team at the Espirito Santo Trophy in 1966, 1970, 1972, and 1984. She owns a home in Wellington, Florida. She won the Bobbie Rosenfeld Award for best Canadian female athlete for the fifth time in 1963.
Significant career wins
- Ontario Junior Girls (2-time winner)
- Ontario Ladies' Amateur – 1951, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1974, 1976, 1977
- Ontario Senior Ladies' Amateur (6 times)
- Canadian Women's Amateur – 1951, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1958, 1959, 1963, 1968, 1969, 1972, 1973
- CLGA Close Amateurs – 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1963, 1968
- CLGA Senior Women's Amateur – 1985, 1987, 1988, 1993
- U.S. Women's Intercollegiate Championship – 1956
- British Ladies Amateur – 1953
- U.S. Women's Amateur – 1956
- Australian Women's Amateur – 1963
- North and South Women's Amateur – 1956, 1974
- U.S. Senior Women's Amateur – 1985, 1994, 2003
- In 1951 and 1956, she was awarded the Lou Marsh Trophy.
- In 1952, 1953, 1956, and 1963, she won the Bobbie Rosenfeld Award.
- In 1962, she was inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame.
- In 1967, she was made an Officer of the Order of Canada.
- In 1971, she was inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame.
- In 2000, she was inducted into the Ontario Golf Hall of Fame.
- In 2004, she was the first Canadian inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.
- In 2006, she was made a member of the Order of Ontario.
- Espirito Santo Trophy (representing Canada): 1966, 1970, 1972, 1984
- Golf in Canada: A History, by James A. Barclay, Toronto, McClelland & Stewart, 1992.
- Immodest and Sensational: 150 Years of Canadian Women in Sport, M. Ann Hall, p.59, James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Toronto, 2008, ISBN 978-1-55277-021-4
- Histori.ca profile
- World Golf Hall of Fame profile
- Canadian Golf Hall of Fame profile
- Canada's Sports Hall of Fame profile
|Lou Marsh Trophy winner
|Lou Marsh Trophy winner