Murle Breer

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Murle Breer
Personal information
Full nameMurle MacKenzie Lindstrom Breer
Born (1939-01-20) January 20, 1939 (age 80)
St. Petersburg, Florida
Height5 ft 5.5 in (1.66 m)
Nationality United States
ResidenceSavannah, Georgia
SpouseRobert Breer
Fred Lindstrom
ChildrenTracy, Vicki
CollegeSt. Petersburg Junior College
Turned professional1958
Former tour(s)LPGA Tour (1958-84)
Professional wins5
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour4
Best results in LPGA major championships
(wins: 1)
Western OpenT8: 1959
Titleholders C'ship11th: 1962
ANA InspirationDNP
Women's PGA C'ship4th: 1970
U.S. Women's OpenWon: 1962
du Maurier ClassicT47: 1981

Murle MacKenzie Lindstrom Breer[1] (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,[2] then as Murle Lindstrom until her second marriage in 1969.[3]

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.[4]

Professional wins[edit]

LPGA Tour wins (4)[edit]

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 United States Ruth Jessen
United States Jo Ann Prentice
2 Nov 4, 1962 San Antonio Civitan −3 (74-70-69=213) 3 strokes United States Betsy Rawls
3 Oct 22, 1967 Carlsbad Jaycee Open E (77-72-67=216) 1 stroke United States Sandra Haynie
4 Jun 2, 1969 O'Sullivan Ladies Open −5 (66-71-71=208) 3 strokes United States Shirley Englehorn

Other wins[edit]

Major championships[edit]

Wins (1)[edit]

Year Championship Winning score Margin Runners-up
1962 U.S. Women's Open +13 (78-74-76-73=301) 2 strokes United States Ruth Jessen, United States Jo Ann Prentice


  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ "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.
  3. ^ "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...
  4. ^ "Bio on LPGA's official site" (PDF). Retrieved 22 October 2007.

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