1960 U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship

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1960 U.S. Women's Open
Tournament information
Dates July 21–23, 1960
Location Worcester, Massachusetts
Course(s) Worcester Country Club
Organized by USGA
Tour(s) LPGA Tour
Format Stroke play – 72 holes
Statistics
Par 72
Length 6,137 yards (5,612 m)[1]
Field 53, 42 after cut[2]
Cut 173 (+29)[2]
Prize fund $7,200
Winner's share $1,710
Champion
United States Betsy Rawls
292 (+4)
Worcester CC is located in United States
Worcester CC
Worcester CC
Location in the United States

The 1960 U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship was the 15th U.S. Women's Open, held July 21–23 at Worcester Country Club in Worcester, Massachusetts. It was the eighth conducted by the United States Golf Association (USGA).

Betsy Rawls won her fourth U.S. Women's Open, a stroke ahead of runner-up Joyce Ziske.[3][4][5] Two-time defending champion Mickey Wright led by two strokes after 36 holes on Friday,[1] but a difficult Saturday dropped her to fifth.[3][5] She entered the championship with an ailing knee.[6] It was the seventh of eight major championships for Rawls.

The low amateur was also the youngest competitor: 15-year-old Judy Torluemke (later Rankin) finished at 326 (+38), in 24th place.[4][7]

The championship was held the same week as the PGA Championship, which concluded on Sunday.

Past champions in the field[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Betsy Rawls  United States 1951, 1953, 1957 76 73 68 75 292 +4 1
Mickey Wright  United States 1958, 1959 71 71 75 82 299 +11 5
Fay Crocker  Uruguay 1955 74 76 76 76 302 +14 8
Louise Suggs  United States 1949, 1952 78 77 72 77 304 +9 2
Betty Jameson  United States 1947 78 74 77 77 306 +18 T12
Patty Berg  United States 1946 80 76 78 80 314 +26 17
Kathy Cornelius  United States 1956 78 76

Source:[1][4][5]

Final leaderboard[edit]

Saturday, July 23, 1960

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Betsy Rawls  United States 76-73-68-75=292 +4 1,710
2 Joyce Ziske  United States 75-74-71-73=293 +5 1,140
T3 Mary Lena Faulk  United States 75-72-76-75=298 +10 689
Marlene Hagge  United States 74-74-75-75=298
5 Mickey Wright  United States 71-71-75-82=299 +11 475
6 Wiffi Smith  United States 75-76-73-76=300 +12 380
7 Beverly Hanson  United States 75-77-77-72=301 +13 323
8 Fay Crocker  Uruguay 74-76-76-76=302 +14 275
T9 Marilynn Smith  United States 72-72-83-77=304 +16 215
Louise Suggs  United States 78-77-72-77=304
Kathy Whitworth  United States 75-73-80-76=304

Source:[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Mickey Wright takes two stroke Women's Open lead". Daytona Beach Morning Journal. Associated Press. July 23, 1960. p. 7. 
  2. ^ a b "Miss Wright registers 71 to hold Ladies' PGA lead". Spokesman-Review. Associated Press. July 23, 1960. p. 8. 
  3. ^ a b Brown, Gwilym (August 1, 1960). "Heaven to Betsy four times over". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved July 7, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Rawls wins, Ziske 1 back". Milwaukee Sentinel. Associated Press. July 25, 1960. p. 4, part 2. 
  5. ^ a b c d "7-strokes off pace, Rawls' rally wins 4th Women's Open title". Palm Beach Post-Times. Associated Press. July 24, 1960. p. 35. 
  6. ^ "Betsy Rawls gets nod as favorite". Eugene Register-Guard. Associated Press. July 20, 1960. p. 4B. 
  7. ^ "Faces in the crowd". Sports Illustrated. August 8, 1960. Retrieved July 7, 2014. 

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Coordinates: 42°19′23″N 71°46′52″W / 42.323°N 71.781°W / 42.323; -71.781