Mary Lena Faulk

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Mary Lena Faulk
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Mary Lena Faulk
Born (1926-04-15)April 15, 1926
Chipley, Florida
Died August 3, 1995(1995-08-03) (aged 69)
Delray Beach, Florida
Nationality  United States
Career
Turned professional 1955
Retired 1965
Former tour(s) LPGA Tour
Professional wins 13
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour 10
Other 3
Best results in LPGA Major Championships
(Wins: 1)
Western Open Won: 1961
Titleholders C'ship 2nd: 1955
LPGA Championship T2: 1963
U.S. Women's Open T2: 1955

Mary Lena Faulk (April 15, 1926 – August 3, 1995) was an American professional golfer.

Faulk was born in Chipley, Florida. At the age of 14 she moved to Thomasville, Georgia where she won three consecutive Georgia Women's Amateur Matchplay Championships from 1946 to 1948.

In 1953, Faulk won the U.S. Women's Amateur. In 1954 she lost in the semi-finals to Mickey Wright. That year she was a member of the U.S. team that defeated Great Britain to win the Curtis Cup and in Georgia, she won the state's 1954 Medal Play Championship.

Faulk turned professional in 1955 and in her rookie year on the LPGA Tour finished second at the U.S. Women's Open. She retired from the pro tour in 1965 having won 10 tournaments including the Women's Western Open which was then one of the women's major golf championships. She taught golf for many years at clubs in Georgia and Colorado Springs, Colorado.

In 1993, Faulk was inducted into the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame. She was living in Delray Beach, Florida when she died in 1995.

Professional wins (13)[edit]

LPGA Tour wins (10)[edit]

Other wins (3)[edit]

Major championships[edit]

Wins (1)[edit]

Year Championship Winning score Margin Runner-up
1961 Women's Western Open −10 (75-75-67-73=290) 6 strokes United States Betsy Rawls

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

  • Curtis Cup (representing the United States): 1954 (winners)

See also[edit]