1958 U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship

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1958 U.S. Women's Open
Tournament information
Dates June 26–28, 1958
Location Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Course(s) Forest Lake Country Club
Organized by USGA
Tour(s) LPGA Tour
Format Stroke play – 72 holes
Statistics
Par 73
Length 6,240 yards (5,706 m)[1]
Prize fund $7,200
Winner's share $1,800
Champion
United States Mickey Wright
290 (–2)
Forest Lake Country Club is located in the US
Forest Lake Country Club
Forest Lake 
Country Club
Location in the United States
Forest Lake Country Club is located in Michigan
Forest Lake Country Club
Forest Lake 
Country Club
Location in Michigan

The 1958 U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship was the 13th U.S. Women's Open, held June 26–28 at Forest Lake Country Club in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, a suburb northwest of Detroit. It was the sixth edition conducted by the United States Golf Association (USGA).

Mickey Wright, age 23, won the first of her four U.S. Women's Open titles, five strokes ahead of runner-up Louise Suggs, a two-time champion.[2][3] It was the second of 13 major championships for Wright, who led wire-to-wire[1] and entered the final round with a seven stroke lead.

This was the second major held at Forest Lake, which hosted the LPGA Championship two years earlier in 1956.

Past champions in the field[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Louise Suggs  United States 1949, 1952 75 74 75 71 295 +3 2
Fay Crocker  Uruguay 1955 79 68 76 74 297 +5 3
Betty Jameson  United States 1947 75 80 74 74 303 +11 5
Betsy Rawls  United States 1951, 1953, 1957 79 82 73 70 304 +12 6
Patty Berg  United States 1946 78 78 77 73 306 +14 T9
Kathy Cornelius  United States 1956 80 74 77 78 309 +17 15

Source:[2]

Final leaderboard[edit]

Saturday, June 28, 1958

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Mickey Wright  United States 74-72-70-74=290 –2 1,800
2 Louise Suggs  United States 75-74-75-71=295 +3 1,200
3 Fay Crocker  Uruguay 79-68-76-74=297 +5 800
4 Alice Bauer  United States 76-77-75-72=300 +8 650
5 Betty Jameson  United States 75-80-74-74=303 +11 500
6 Betsy Rawls  United States 79-82-73-70=304 +12 400
T7 Jackie Pung  United States 75-77-77-76=305 +13 325
Wiffi Smith  United States 81-76-73-75=305
T9 Patty Berg  United States 78-78-77-73=306 +14 250
Vonnie Colby  United States 77-76-75-78=306

Source:[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Fay Crocker shoots 68 in Open golf". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. Associated Press. June 28, 1958. p. 13. 
  2. ^ a b c "Mickey Wright Open champion". St. Petersburg Independent. Florida. Associated Press. June 29, 1958. p. 10A. 
  3. ^ Brown, Gwilym (July 7, 1958). "Too long and too straight". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved June 26, 2014. 

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Coordinates: 42°35′49″N 83°17′49″W / 42.597°N 83.297°W / 42.597; -83.297