1952 U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship

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1952 U.S. Women's Open
Tournament information
Dates June 26–29, 1952
Location Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Course(s) Bala Golf Club
Organized by LPGA Tour and
Philadelphia Inquirer
Charities, Inc.[2]
Tour(s) LPGA Tour
Format Stroke play – 72 holes
Statistics
Par 69
Length 5,460 yards (4,993 m)[1]
Field 45: 14 pros, 31 amateurs[2]
Prize fund $7,500 [2]
Winner's share $1,750
Champion
United States Louise Suggs
284 (+8)
Bala Golf Club is located in the US
Bala Golf Club
Bala Golf Club
Location in the United States

The 1952 U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship was the seventh U.S. Women's Open, held June 26–29 at Bala Golf Club in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was the final time the event was organized by the LPGA Tour; the United States Golf Association (USGA) has conducted the championship since 1953.[3][4]

Louise Suggs, the 1949 champion, won the second of her two U.S. Women's Open titles, seven strokes ahead of runners-up Marlene Bauer and Betty Jameson.[5][6] It was the sixth of eleven major championships for Suggs, whose lead after 36 holes was four strokes,[7] and extended to seven strokes after the third round.[1]

The championship was played in hot weather; temperatures in the first round on Thursday exceeded 100 °F (38 °C).[8]

Past champions in the field[edit]

Player Country Year won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Louise Suggs  United States 1949 70 69 70 75 284 +8 1
Betty Jameson  United States 1947 71 73 72 75 291 +15 T2
Betsy Rawls  United States 1951 72 72 78 75 297 +21 7
Patty Berg  United States 1946 69 77 79 74 299 +23 9

Final leaderboard[edit]

Sunday, June 29, 1952

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Louise Suggs  United States 70-69-70-75=284 +8 1,750
T2 Marlene Bauer  United States 83-70-67-71=291 +15 1,120
Betty Jameson  United States 71-73-72-75=291
4 Beverly Hanson  United States 76-73-75-69=293 +17 770
T5 Peggy Kirk Bell  United States 77-75-70-73=295 +19 560
Betty Mackinnon  United States 74-72-73-76=295
7 Betsy Rawls  United States 72-72-78-75=297 +21 350
8 Alice Bauer  United States 76-72-80-70=298 +22 245
9 Patty Berg  United States 69-77-79-74=299 +23 210
10 Dorothy Germain Porter (a)  United States 72-78-76-74 =300 +24 0

Source:[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Louise Suggs has Open title in easy reach". Lewistom Morning Tribune. Associated Press. June 29, 1952. p. 9. 
  2. ^ a b c "Betsy Rawls rated golf meet favorite". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Associated Press. June 26, 1952. p. 18. 
  3. ^ Talbot, Gayle (June 24, 1953). "First Open championship in play at Rochester, NY Thurs.". Nashua Telegraph. Associated Press. p. 15. 
  4. ^ Voepel, Mechelle (July 7, 2002). "Founders marvel at tour's success". Toledo Blade. p. 5, section JF. 
  5. ^ "Louise Suggs wins Open with world's record 284". Pittsburgh Press. United Press. June 30, 1952. p. 20. 
  6. ^ a b "Suggs wins U.S. Open in record 284". Milwaukee Sentinel. Associated Press. June 30, 1952. p. 2, part 2. 
  7. ^ "L. Suggs holds women's lead". Spokesman-Review. Associated Press. June 28, 1952. p. 10. 
  8. ^ "Berg needs aid in women's golf". Spokesman-Review. Associated Press. June 27, 1952. p. 10. 

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Coordinates: 39°59′38″N 75°13′23″W / 39.994°N 75.223°W / 39.994; -75.223