1949 U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship

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1949 U.S. Women's Open
Tournament information
Dates September 22–25, 1949
Location Landover, Maryland
Course(s) Prince George's Country Club
Format Stroke play – 72 holes
Statistics
Par 75
Length 6,892 yards (6,302 m)[1]
Winner's share $1,500
Champion
United States Louise Suggs
291 (−9)
Prince GeorgesCountry Club is located in United States
Prince GeorgesCountry Club
Prince Georges
Country Club
Location in the United States

The 1949 U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship was the fourth U.S. Women's Open, held September 22–25 at Prince George's Country Club in Landover, Maryland, a suburb east of Washington, D.C.

Louise Suggs led wire-to-wire[1] and won the first of her two U.S. Women's Open titles, fourteen strokes ahead of runner-up Babe Zaharias, the defending champion.[2] It was the fourth of eleven major championships for Suggs.

The course no longer exists and is now the site of Kentland Community Center Park.[3]

Past champions in the field[edit]

Player Country Year won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Babe Zaharias  United States 1948 74 76 75 80 305 +5 2
Patty Berg  United States 1946 73 84 78 75 310 +10 T4
Betty Jameson  United States 1947 318 +18 T17

Final leaderboard[edit]

Sunday, September 25, 1949

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Louise Suggs  United States 69-75-77-70=291 −9 1,500
2 Babe Zaharias  United States 74-76-75-80=305 +5 1,000
3 Carol Diringer (a)  United States 75-76-77-78=306 +6 0
T4 Patty Berg  United States 73-84-78-75=310 +10 800
Dot Kielty (a)  United States 74-83-76-77=310 0
T6 Marlene Bauer (a)  United States 75-78-78-80=311 +11 0
Beverly Hanson (a)  United States 72-81-75-83=311
Mae-Murray Jones (a)  United States 78-78-79-76=311
Frances Stephens (a)  United States 75-81-80-75=311
10 Polly Riley (a)  United States 75-83-79-75=312 +12 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Suggs fires 69 for Open lead". St. Petersburg Times. Associated Press. September 23, 1949. p. 27. 
  2. ^ "Louise Suggs is new golf queen". Free Lance-Star (Fredericksburg, Virginia). Associated Press. September 26, 1949. p. 6. 
  3. ^ Kelly, John (October 8, 2010). "Old Beaver Dam golf course couldn't hold back development". Washington Post. Retrieved June 24, 2014. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 38°55′26″N 76°53′42″W / 38.924°N 76.895°W / 38.924; -76.895