Marlene Streit

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Marlene Streit
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Marlene Stewart Streit
Born (1934-03-09) March 9, 1934 (age 80)
Cereal, Alberta, Canada
Nationality  Canada
Residence Wellington, Florida, U.S.
Career
College Rollins College
Status Amateur
Best results in LPGA major championships
Kraft Nabisco C'ship DNP
LPGA Championship 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
Canada's Sports
Hall of Fame
1962
Canadian Golf Hall of Fame 1971

Marlene Stewart Streit, OC OOnt (born March 9, 1934) is a Canadian amateur golfer, and a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame.

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.[1]

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.[2]

Marlene Stewart Streit was inducted into the Ontario Sports Hall of Fame in 1995[3].

Significant career wins[edit]

  • 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

Honours[edit]

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

References[edit]

  1. ^ Golf in Canada: A History, by James A. Barclay, Toronto, McClelland & Stewart, 1992.
  2. ^ 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
  3. ^ "Marlene Stewart Streit". http://oshof.ca/. Retrieved 23 September 2014. 

External links[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Bob McFarlane
Lou Marsh Trophy winner
1951
Succeeded by
George Genereux
Preceded by
Beth Whittall
Lou Marsh Trophy winner
1956
Succeeded by
Maurice Richard