Mary Lena Faulk
|Mary Lena Faulk|
|Full name||Mary Lena Faulk|
April 15, 1926|
|Died||August 3, 1995
Delray Beach, Florida
|Former tour(s)||LPGA Tour|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in LPGA major championships
|Western Open||Won: 1961|
|Titleholders C'ship||2nd: 1955|
|Women's PGA C'ship||T2: 1963|
|U.S. Women's Open||T2: 1955|
Mary Lena Faulk (April 15, 1926 – August 3, 1995) was an American professional golfer.
In 1953, Faulk won the U.S. Women's Amateur. In 1954 she lost in the semi-finals to Mickey Wright. That year she was a member of the U.S. team that defeated Great Britain to win the Curtis Cup and in Georgia, she won the state's 1954 Medal Play Championship.
Faulk turned professional in 1955 and in her rookie year on the LPGA Tour finished second at the U.S. Women's Open. She retired from the pro tour in 1965 having won 10 tournaments including the Women's Western Open which was then one of the women's major golf championships. She taught golf for many years at clubs in Georgia and Colorado Springs, Colorado.
In 1993, Faulk was inducted into the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame. She was living in Delray Beach, Florida, when she died in 1995.
Professional wins (13)
LPGA Tour wins (10)
- 1956 (1) Kansas City Open
- 1957 (1) St. Petersburg Open
- 1958 (1) Macktown Open
- 1961 (4) Babe Zaharias Open, Women's Western Open, Triangle Round Robin, Eastern Open
- 1962 (2) Peach Blossom Open, Visalia Open
- 1964 (1) St. Petersburg Women's Open Invitational
Other wins (3)
- 1951 Hardscrabble Open
- 1955 Virginia Hot Springs 4-Ball (with Betty Jameson)
- 1958 Homestead 4-Ball (with Betty Jameson)
|1961||Women's Western Open||−10 (75-75-67-73=290)||6 strokes||Betsy Rawls|
- Curtis Cup (representing the United States): 1954 (winners)