|Full name||Murle MacKenzie Lindstrom Breer|
January 20, 1939 |
St. Petersburg, Florida
|Height||5 ft 5.5 in (1.66 m)|
|College||St. Petersburg Junior College|
|Former tour(s)||LPGA Tour (1958-84)|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in LPGA major championships
|Western Open||T8: 1959|
|Titleholders C'ship||11th: 1962|
|Women's PGA C'ship||4th: 1970|
|U.S. Women's Open||Won: 1962|
|du Maurier Classic||T47: 1981|
Murle MacKenzie Lindstrom Breer (born January 20, 1939) is an American professional golfer best known for winning the 1962 U.S. Women's Open. She competed as Murle MacKenzie until her first marriage in 1961, then as Murle Lindstrom until her second marriage in 1969.
Breer was born in St. Petersburg, Florida. She joined the LPGA Tour in 1958. Her first Tour victory came in a major championship in 1962, when she defeated Jo Ann Prentice and Ruth Jessen by one stroke in the U.S. Women's Open which was held at the Dunes Golf Club in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Breer enjoyed three more Tour victories in the 1960s and one mixed team win in the 1970s. She retired as a touring professional in 1984.
For more than two decades, Breer has run a golf school at High Hampton Inn Country Club in western North Carolina. She and husband, Robert, an aeronautical engineer, have two daughters, Tracy and Vicki.
LPGA Tour wins (4)
|LPGA Tour major championships (1)|
|Other LPGA Tour (3)|
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||Jun 30, 1962||U.S. Women's Open||+13 (78-74-76-73=301)||2 strokes|| Ruth Jessen
Jo Ann Prentice
|2||Nov 4, 1962||San Antonio Civitan||−3 (74-70-69=213)||3 strokes||Betsy Rawls|
|3||Oct 22, 1967||Carlsbad Jaycee Open||E (77-72-67=216)||1 stroke||Sandra Haynie|
|4||Jun 2, 1969||O'Sullivan Ladies Open||−5 (66-71-71=208)||3 strokes||Shirley Englehorn|
|1962||U.S. Women's Open||+13 (78-74-76-73=301)||2 strokes||Ruth Jessen, Jo Ann Prentice|
- Carrig, Toby (October 3, 2004). "Unlikely winner has enjoyed many walks in sunshine during her life". Southeast Missourian. pp. 1B,7B. Retrieved March 26, 2013.
- "St. Petersburg Gal Hits Golf Jackpot". The Miami News. Associated Press. July 23, 1962. p. 2C. Retrieved March 26, 2013.
They were married just a year ago.
- "Murle Trails By 3 In Battle Of LPGA". St. Petersburg Times. Associated Press. July 25, 1969. p. 5-C. Retrieved March 26, 2013.
Newlywed Murle Lindstrom Breer...
- "Bio on LPGA's official site" (PDF). Retrieved 22 October 2007.