1950 U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship

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1950 U.S. Women's Open
Tournament information
Dates September 28 –
October 1, 1950
Location Wichita, Kansas
Course(s) Rolling Hills Country Club
Organized by LPGA Tour
Tour(s) LPGA Tour
Format Stroke play – 72 holes
Statistics
Par 75
Length 6,203 yards (5,672 m)[1]
Prize fund $5,000[2]
Winner's share $1,250
Champion
United States Babe Zaharias
291 (−9)
Rolling HillsCountry Club is located in the US
Rolling HillsCountry Club
Rolling Hills
Country Club
Location in the United States

The 1950 U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship was the fifth U.S. Women's Open, held September 28 to October 1 at Rolling Hills Country Club in Wichita, Kansas.

Babe Zaharias won the second of her three U.S. Women's Open titles, nine strokes ahead of runner-up Betsy Rawls, an amateur.[3] Defending champion Louise Suggs finished in solo third. Zaharias entered the final round with a four stroke lead over Rawls.[4] It was the seventh of ten major championships for Zaharias, and Rawls won the title the following year.

The formation of the LPGA was announced during this championship, which was not run by the United States Golf Association (USGA) until 1953.[5] The U.S. Women's Open returned to Wichita five years later in 1955 at Wichita Country Club.

Past champions in the field[edit]

Player Country Year won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Babe Zaharias  United States 1948 75 76 70 70 291 −9 1
Louise Suggs  United States 1949 74 76 78 74 302 +2 3
Patty Berg  United States 1946 77 77 81 72 307 +7 5
Betty Jameson  United States 1947 77 86 75 77 315 +15 10

Final leaderboard[edit]

Sunday, October 1, 1950

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Babe Zaharias  United States 75-76-70-70=291 −9 1,250
2 Betsy Rawls (a)  United States 76-74-75-75=300 E 0
3 Louise Suggs  United States 74-76-78-74=302 +2 1,000
4 Helen Dettweiler  United States 79-76-73-76=304 +4 700
5 Patty Berg  United States 77-77-81-72=307 +7 500
T6 Marlene Bauer  United States 79-76-76-77=308 +8 400
Fay Crocker (a)  Uruguay 80-79-73-76=308 0
Beverly Hanson (a)  United States 76-79-73-80=308
9 Betty Bush (a)  United States 76-73-78-87=314 +14 0
10 Betty Jameson  United States 77-86-75-77=315 +15 300

Source:[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Zaharias wins National Open". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Associated Press. October 2, 1950. p. 15. 
  2. ^ "Women golfers ask blessing of USGA". Palm Beach Post. Associated Press. September 7, 1951. p. 11. 
  3. ^ "'Babe' takes Open prize". Milwaukee Sentinel. Associated Press. October 2, 1950. p. 4, section 2. 
  4. ^ "Babe shoots 70 to pace women". Reading Eagle. Associated Press. October 1, 1950. p. 36. 
  5. ^ Voepel, Mechelle (July 7, 2002). "Founders marvel at tour's success". Toledo Blade. p. 5, section JF. 
  6. ^ "'Babe' takes golf crown". Youngstown Vindicator. Associated Press. October 2, 1950. p. 11. 

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