Triangle Round Robin

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The Triangle Round Robin was a golf tournament on the LPGA Tour from 1953 to 1962.[1][2] It was played at several different courses on the East Coast of the United States.

For its first nine years it was played using a "round robin" format, similar to the format used in the PGA Tour's Goodall Palm Beach Round Robin. The field was 16 players and they played in four foursomes over five rounds for a total of 90 holes. A player earned or lost points on each hole, in a match play style, based on her score versus her three opponents for that round. A player scored "+1" for each hole won and "-1" for each hole lost to each opponent. The groups were shuffled after every round so that every player played one round against every other player. The player with the most points after five rounds won. In 1962, the tournament shifted to a tradition 72-hole stroke play event.[3]

The tournament sponsor was the Triangle Conduit and Cable company and its owner John E. McAuliffe.[4]

Winners[edit]

Year Winner Score Venue Location Ref
J.E. McAuliffe Memorial
1962 Betsy Rawls 295 (+3) Plainfield Country Club Plainfield, New Jersey [1]
Triangle Round Robin
1961 Mary Lena Faulk +35 Wykagyl Country Club New Rochelle, New York [5]
1960 Louise Suggs +59 Knollwood Country Club Elmsford, New York [6]
1959 Betsy Rawls +62 Canoe Brook Country Club Summit, New Jersey [7]
1958 Louise Suggs +51 Tedesco Country Club Marblehead, Massachusetts [8]
1957 Fay Crocker +51 Cavalier Yacht & Country Club Virginia Beach, Virginia [9]
1956 Marlene Hagge +50 Cavalier Yacht & Country Club Virginia Beach, Virginia [10]
1955 Louise Suggs +44 Grossinger Country Club Liberty, New York [11]
1954 Patty Berg +73 Cascades Hot Springs, Virginia [12]
1953 Jackie Pung +38 Shackamoxon Country Club Scotch Plains, New Jersey [13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b LPGA Tournament Chronology 1950-1959
  2. ^ LPGA Tournament Chronology 1960-1969
  3. ^ "Format Changes In Triangle Golf". The New York Times. March 25, 1962. Retrieved September 15, 2010. 
  4. ^ "John M'Aullife, A Manufacturer; Founder of Triangle Conduit and Cable Co. Dies at 69 - Backed Golf Tourneys". The New York Times. March 21, 1961. Retrieved September 15, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Mary Lena Faulk Noses Champion". Ogden Standard Examiner (Ogden, Utah). UPI. June 12, 1961. p. 10A. 
  6. ^ "Miss Suggs Easily Wins Round Robin". The Pittsburgh Press (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania). UPI. June 13, 1960. p. 28. Retrieved September 15, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Triangle Title To Betsy Rawls". Hartford Courant (Hartford Connecticut). June 8, 1959. p. 13. Retrieved September 15, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Suggs' Prowess Brings Another Triangle Title". The Times-News (Hendersonville, North Carolina). UPI. June 16, 1958. p. 8. Retrieved September 15, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Fay Crocker Wins Triangle". The Times-News (Hendersonville, North Carolina). June 3, 1957. p. 10. Retrieved September 15, 2010. 
  10. ^ "Marlene Victor In Round Robin". St. Petersburg Times (St. Petersburg, Florida). AP. June 11, 1956. p. 14. Retrieved September 15, 2010. 
  11. ^ "Bauer Has Bad Luck Misses Tieing Putt". Sarasota Herald-Tribune (Sarasota, Florida). UP. June 19, 1955. p. 10. Retrieved September 15, 2010. 
  12. ^ "Berg Easily Wins Round Robin". Daytona Beach Morning Journal (Daytona Beach, Florida). AP. June 7, 1954. p. 7. Retrieved September 15, 2010. 
  13. ^ "Jackie Pung Cops First Big Title". Coshocton Tribune (Coshocton, Ohio). UP. July 6, 1953. p. 9.