1979 U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship

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1979 U.S. Women's Open
Tournament information
Dates July 12–15, 1979
Location Fairfield, Connecticut
Course(s) Brooklawn Country Club
Organized by USGA
Tour(s) LPGA Tour
Statistics
Par 71
Length 6,010 yards (5,496 m)
Field 153 players, 56 after cut[1]
Cut 152 (+10)
Prize fund $125,000
Winner's share $19,000
Champion
United States Jerilyn Britz
284 (E)
Brooklawn Country Club is located in the US
Brooklawn Country Club
Brooklawn 
Country Club
Location in the United States
Brooklawn CC is located in Connecticut
Brooklawn CC
Brooklawn CC
Location in Connecticut

The 1979 U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship was the 34th U.S. Women's Open, held July 12–15 at Brooklawn Country Club in Fairfield, Connecticut.

Jerilyn Britz won her first LPGA Tour event (and only major), two shots ahead of runners-up Debbie Massey and Sandra Palmer.[2][3]

Co-leading after the first round and leading after the second, Britz shot a four-over-par 75 in the third round on Saturday.[4] She entered the final round three strokes behind Massey and shot a two-under 69 for an even-par 284 total.

Past champions in the field[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Sandra Palmer  United States 1975 73 69 74 70 286 +2 T2
Susie Berning  United States 1968, 1972, 1973 79 66 71 73 289 +5 T5
Donna Caponi-Young  United States 1969, 1970 72 74 74 70 290 +6 T8
Hollis Stacy  United States 1977, 1978 71 75 74 73 293 +9 T15
Sandra Spuzich  United States 1966 71 73 74 75 293 +9 T15

Source:[2]

Final leaderboard[edit]

Sunday, July 15, 1979

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Jerilyn Britz  United States 70-70-75-69=284 E 19,000
T2 Debbie Massey  United States 70-72-70-74=286 +2 9,200
Sandra Palmer  United States 73-69-74-70=286
4 Sally Little  South Africa 71-71-74-71=287 +3 6,500
T5 Jo Ann Washam  United States 76-74-72-67=289 +5 4,566
Mary Dwyer  United States 73-71-74-71=289
Susie Berning  United States 79-66-71-73=289
T8 Donna Caponi  United States 72-74-74-70=290 +6 3,400
Joyce Kazmierski  United States 76-72-72-70=290
Laura Baugh  United States 73-72-77-68=290

Source:[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Britz's 70 opens 2-shot Open gap". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. Associated Press. July 14, 1979. p. 2B. 
  2. ^ a b c "Britz didn't choke in the U.S. Open". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. Associated Press. July 16, 1979. p. 2C. 
  3. ^ "Britz holds on to win U.S. Women's Open". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. Associated Press. July 16, 1979. p. 19. 
  4. ^ "Britz not worried about losing lead". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. Associated Press. July 15, 1979. p. 5B. 

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Coordinates: 41°11′13″N 73°13′34″W / 41.187°N 73.226°W / 41.187; -73.226