1947 U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship

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1947 U.S. Women's Open
Tournament information
Dates June 26–29, 1947
Location Greensboro, North Carolina
Course(s) Starmount Forest
Country Club
Organized by WPGA
Tour(s) WPGA
Format Stroke play − 72 holes
Statistics
Par 76 [1]
Length 6,414 yards (5,865 m)[2]
Prize fund $7,500 [2]
Winner's share $1,200 [1][2]
Champion
United States Betty Jameson
295 (−9)
Starmount Forest CC is located in the US
Starmount Forest CC
Starmount 
Forest CC
Location in the United States

The 1947 U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship was the second U.S. Women's Open, held June 26−29 at Starmount Forest Country Club in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Betty Jameson won her only U.S. Women's Open, six strokes ahead of runners-up Polly Riley and Sally Sessions, both amateurs. She entered the final round on Sunday with a two shot lead at 225 (−3)[3] and carded a six-under 70.[1][2] It was the second of her three major championships. Jameson was the runner-up the previous year, conducted in a match play format. Defending champion Patty Berg finished ninth, third among the professionals.

Final leaderboard[edit]

Sunday, June 29, 1947

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Betty Jameson  United States 76-75-74-70=295 −9 1,200
T2 Polly Riley (a)  United States 74-75-78-74=301 −3 0
Sally Sessions (a)  United States 77-76-74-74=301
4 Louise Suggs (a)  United States 74-76-79-73=302 −2 0
5 Estelle Page (a)  United States 76-73-78-79=306 +2 0
6 Carol Diringer (a)  United States 81-76-73-77=307 +3 0
7 Grace Lenczyk (a)  United States 80-75-74-79=308 +4 0
8 Helen Dettweiler  United States 75-84-73-77=309 +5 1,000
9 Patty Berg  United States 74-81-79-76=310 +6 900
10 Peggy Kirk (a)  United States 81-83-72-77=313 +9 0

Source:[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Betty Jameson fires 70 for Open title". Eugene Register-Guard. United Press. June 30, 1947. p. 9. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Pro Betty Jameson wins Open with record 295". Milwaukee Journal. Associated Press. June 30, 1947. p. 2, part 2. 
  3. ^ "Betty Jameson low with 225". Milwaukee Journal. United Press. June 29, 1947. p. 2, sports. 

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