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Tournament results: Women's Western Open

Results for the Women's Western Open are shown in the table below, which includes details of the respective winners, their scores and prize money, relevant venues and title sponsors.
1967
Majors
Pekin CC
289 (-11)
$1,500
x

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Pekin CC

Score

289 (-11)

Prize money

$1,500

Title sponsor

x

The Women's Western Open (38th) (last year as a major championship). Second-placed Sandra Haynie (USA) finished 3 shots behind Whitworth (USA). [Pekin CC, Pekin, nr Peoria, IL].

1966
Majors
Rainbow Springs, WI
302 (+2)
$1,500
x

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Venue

Rainbow Springs, WI

Score

302 (+2)

Prize money

$1,500

Title sponsor

x

The Women's Western Open (37th). Second-placed Jo Ann Prentice (USA) finished 1 shot behind Wright (USA). [Rainbow Springs GC, Mukwonago, Wisconsin].

1965
Majors
Beverly CC
290 (-2)
$1,500
x

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Berning, Susie

Venue

Beverly CC

Score

290 (-2)

Prize money

$1,500

Title sponsor

x

The Women's Western Open (36th). Second-placed Marlene Hagge (USA) finished 3 shots behind Susie Maxwell (USA, who competed as Susie Berning after 1968). [Beverly CC, Chicago, IL].

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Mann, Carol

Score

308 (+8)

Prize money

$1,200

Title sponsor

x

The Women's Western Open (35th). Second-placed Ruth Jessen (USA) and Judy Kimball (USA) finished 2 shots behind Mann (USA). [Scenic Hills CC, Pensacola, FL].

1963
Majors
Maple Bluff CC
292 (-4)
$1,200
x

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Venue

Maple Bluff CC

Score

292 (-4)

Prize money

$1,200

Title sponsor

x

The Women's Western Open (34th). Second-placed Kathy Whitworth (USA) finished 9 shots behind defending champion Wright (USA). [Maple Bluff CC, Madison, Wisconsin].

1962
Majors
Montgomery CC
295 (+7)
$1,200
x

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Wright, Mickey

Venue

Montgomery CC

Score

295 (+7)

Prize money

$1,200

Title sponsor

x

The Women's Western Open (33rd). Wright (USA) beat Mary Lena Faulk (USA) at the fourth sudden-death playoff hole. [Montgomery CC, Montgomery, AL].

1961
Majors
Belle Meade CC
290 (-10)
$1,313
x

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Faulk, Mary Lena

Venue

Belle Meade CC

Score

290 (-10)

Prize money

$1,313

Title sponsor

x

The Women's Western Open (32nd). Second-placed Betsy Rawls (USA) finished 6 shots behind Faulk (USA). [Belle Meade CC, Nashville, TN].

1960
Majors
Beverly CC
301 (+9)
$1,313
x

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Ziske, Joyce

Venue

Beverly CC

Score

301 (+9)

Prize money

$1,313

Title sponsor

x

The Women's Western Open (31st). Ziske (USA) beat Barbara Romack (USA) at the second sudden-death playoff hole. [Beverly CC, Chicago, IL].

1959
Majors
Ranier G&CC
293 (+1)
$1,247
x

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Rawls, Betsy

Venue

Ranier G&CC

Score

293 (+1)

Prize money

$1,247

Title sponsor

x

The Women's Western Open (30th). Second-placed Patty Berg (USA) and JoAnne Gunderson (USA, amateur, later known as JoAnne Carner) finished 6 shots behind Rawls (USA). [Rainier G&CC, Seattle, WA].

1958
Majors
Kahkwa Club
293 (+1)
$950
x

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Berg, Patty

Venue

Kahkwa Club

Score

293 (+1)

Prize money

$950

Title sponsor

x

The Women's Western Open (29th). Second-placed Beverly Hanson (USA) finished 4 shots behind defending champion Berg (USA). [The Kahkwa Club, Erie, PA].

1957
Majors
Montgomery CC
291 (-1)
$1,000
x

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Berg, Patty

Venue

Montgomery CC

Score

291 (-1)

Prize money

$1,000

Title sponsor

x

The Women's Western Open (28th). Second-placed Wiffi Smith (USA) finished 1 shot behind Berg (USA). [Montgomery CC, Montgomery, AL].

1956
Majors
Wakonda Club
304 (E)
$1,000
x

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Hanson, Beverly

Venue

Wakonda Club

Score

304 (E)

Prize money

$1,000

Title sponsor

x

The Women's Western Open (27th). Second-placed Louise Suggs (USA) finished 4 shots behind Hanson (USA). [Wakonda Club, Des Moines, Iowa].

1955
Majors
Maple Bluff CC
292 (E)
$1,000
x

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Berg, Patty

Venue

Maple Bluff CC

Score

292 (E)

Prize money

$1,000

Title sponsor

x

The Women's Western Open (26th), played for the first time as a stroke play event. Second-placed Louise Suggs (USA) and Fay Crocker (Uruguay) finished 2 shots behind Berg (USA). [Maple Bluff CC, Madison, Wisconsin].

1954
Majors
Glen Flora CC
6 & 5
$1,375
x

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Jameson, Betty

Venue

Glen Flora CC

Score

6 & 5

Prize money

$1,375

Title sponsor

x

The Women's Western Open (25th). Jameson (USA) beat Louise Suggs (USA) 6 and 5 in the final. [Glen Flora CC, Waukegan, IL].

1953
Majors
Capital City Club
6 & 5
$1,000
x

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Suggs, Louise

Venue

Capital City Club

Score

6 & 5

Prize money

$1,000

Title sponsor

x

The Women's Western Open (24th). Suggs (USA) beat Patty Berg (USA) 6 and 5 in the final. [Capital City Club, Atlanta, Georgia].

1952
Majors
Skokie CC
1 hole
$1,000
x

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Rawls, Betsy

Venue

Skokie CC

Score

1 hole

Prize money

$1,000

Title sponsor

x

The Women's Western Open (23rd). Rawls (USA) beat Betty Jameson (USA) by 1 hole in the final. [Skokie CC, Glencoe, nr Chicago, IL].

1951
Majors
Whitemarsh Valley
2 holes
$500
x

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Berg, Patty

Venue

Whitemarsh Valley

Score

2 holes

Prize money

$500

Title sponsor

x

The Women's Western Open (22nd). Berg (USA) beat Pat O'Sullivan (USA, amateur) by 2 holes in the final. [Whitemarsh Valley CC, Lafayette Hill, nr Philadelphia, PA].

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Zaharias, Babe

Score

5 & 3

Prize money

$500

Title sponsor

x

The Women's Western Open (21st). Zaharias (USA) beat Peggy Kirk (USA) 5 and 3 in the final. [Cherry Hills CC, Englewood, nr Denver, CO].

1949
Majors
Oklahoma City G&CC
5 & 4
$500
x

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Suggs, Louise

Venue

Oklahoma City G&CC

Score

5 & 4

Prize money

$500

Title sponsor

x

The Women's Western Open (20th). Suggs (USA) beat Betty Jameson (USA) 5 and 4 in the final. [Oklahoma City G&CC, Nichols Hill, OK].

1948
Majors
Skycrest CC
37th hole
$500
x

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Berg, Patty

Venue

Skycrest CC

Score

37th hole

Prize money

$500

Title sponsor

x

The Women's Western Open (19th). Berg (USA) beat Babe Zaharias (USA) at the 37th hole of the final. [Skycrest CC, Prairie View, nr Chicago, IL - club no longer exists].

1947
Majors
Capital City Club
4 & 2
amateur
x

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Suggs, Louise

Venue

Capital City Club

Score

4 & 2

Prize money

amateur

Title sponsor

x

The Women's Western Open (18th). Defending champion Suggs (USA, amateur) beat Dorothy Kirby (USA, amateur) 4 and 2 in the final. [Capital City Club, Atlanta, Georgia].

1946
Majors
Wakonda Club
2 holes
amateur
x

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Suggs, Louise

Venue

Wakonda Club

Score

2 holes

Prize money

amateur

Title sponsor

x

The Women's Western Open (17th). Suggs (USA, amateur) beat Patty Berg (USA) by 2 holes in the final. [Wakonda Club, Des Moines, Iowa].

1945
Majors
Highland G&CC
4 & 2
amateur
x

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Zaharias, Babe

Venue

Highland G&CC

Score

4 & 2

Prize money

amateur

Title sponsor

x

The Women's Western Open (16th). For the second straight year Zaharias (USA, amateur) beat Dorothy Germain (USA, amateur) in the final; this time by 4 and 2. [Highland G&CC, Indianapolis, Indiana].

1944
Majors
Park Ridge CC
7 & 5
amateur
x

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Zaharias, Babe

Venue

Park Ridge CC

Score

7 & 5

Prize money

amateur

Title sponsor

x

The Women's Western Open (15th). Zaharias (USA, amateur) beat Dorothy Germain (USA, amateur) by 7 and 5 in the final. [Park Ridge CC, Park Ridge, nr Chicago, IL].

1943
Majors
Glen Oak CC, IL
1 hole
x

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Berg, Patty

Venue

Glen Oak CC, IL

Score

1 hole

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

The Women's Western Open (14th). Berg (USA) beat Dorothy "Dot" Kirby (USA, amateur) by 1 hole in the 36-hole final. [Glen Oak CC, Glen Ellyn, nr Chicago, IL].

1942
Majors
Elmhurst CC
9 & 7
amateur
x

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Jameson, Betty

Venue

Elmhurst CC

Score

9 & 7

Prize money

amateur

Title sponsor

x

The Women's Western Open (13th). Jameson (USA, amateur) beat Phyllis Otto (USA) 9 and 7 in the 36-hole final. [Elmhurst CC, Addison, nr Chicago, IL - now Oak Meadows GC].

1941
Majors
Cincinnati CC
7 & 6
$100
x

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Berg, Patty

Venue

Cincinnati CC

Score

7 & 6

Prize money

$100

Title sponsor

x

The Women's Western Open (12th). Berg (USA) beat Mrs Burt Weil (née Olga Strashun) 7 and 6 in the final. This was Berg's first professional victory, for which she won a $100 war bond. [Cincinnati CC, Cincinnati, OH].

1940
Majors
Blue Mound
5 & 4
amateur
x

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Zaharias, Babe

Venue

Blue Mound

Score

5 & 4

Prize money

amateur

Title sponsor

x

The Women's Western Open (11th). Zaharias (USA, amateur) beat Mrs Russell Mann 5 and 4 in the final. [Blue Mound G&CC, Wauwatosa, nr Milwaukee, WI].

1939
Majors
Dettweiler, Helen
Westwood CC, OH
4 & 3
amateur
x

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Dettweiler, Helen

Venue

Westwood CC, OH

Score

4 & 3

Prize money

amateur

Title sponsor

x

The Women's Western Open (10th). Dettweiler (USA, amateur) beat defending champion Bea Barrett (USA, amateur) 4 and 3 in the final. [Westwood CC, Rocky River, Ohio].

1938
Majors
Barrett, Bea
6 & 4
amateur
x

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Barrett, Bea

Score

6 & 4

Prize money

amateur

Title sponsor

x

The Women's Western Open (9th). Bea Barrett (USA, amateur) beat Helen Hofmann (USA, amateur) 6 and 4 in the final. [The Broadmoor GC, Colorado Springs, Colo.].

1937
Majors
Hicks, Helen
Beverly CC
6 & 5
x

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Hicks, Helen

Venue

Beverly CC

Score

6 & 5

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

The Women's Western Open (8th). Hicks (USA) beat Bea Barrett (USA) 6 and 5 in the final. [Beverly CC, Chicago, IL].

1936
Majors
Hill, Opal
Topeka CC
3 & 2
amateur
x

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Hill, Opal

Venue

Topeka CC

Score

3 & 2

Prize money

amateur

Title sponsor

x

The Women's Western Open (7th). Defending champion Hill (USA, amateur) beat Mrs Charles Dennehey 3 and 2 in the final. [Topeka CC, Topeka, Kansas].

1935
Majors
Hill, Opal
Sunset Ridge, IL
9 & 7
amateur
x

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Hill, Opal

Venue

Sunset Ridge, IL

Score

9 & 7

Prize money

amateur

Title sponsor

x

The Women's Western Open (6th). Hill (USA, amateur) beat Mrs S.L. Reinhart (USA, née Elaine Rosenthal) 9 and 7 in the final. [Sunset Ridge CC, Northfield, nr Chicago, IL].

1934
Majors
McDougall, Marian
9 & 7
amateur
x

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

McDougall, Marian

Score

9 & 7

Prize money

amateur

Title sponsor

x

The Women's Western Open (5th). McDougall (USA, amateur) beat Mrs Guy Riegel (USA, amateur) 9 and 7 in the 36-hole final. [Portland GC, Portland, Oregon].

1933
Majors
Beebe, June
3 & 2
amateur
x

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Beebe, June

Score

3 & 2

Prize money

amateur

Title sponsor

x

The Women's Western Open (4th). Beebe (USA, amateur) beat Jane Weiller (USA) 3 and 2 in the final. [Olympia Fields CC, nr Chicago, IL].

1932
Majors
Weiller, Jane
Ozaukee CC
5 & 4
amateur
x

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Weiller, Jane

Venue

Ozaukee CC

Score

5 & 4

Prize money

amateur

Title sponsor

x

The Women's Western Open (3rd). Weiller (USA, amateur) beat June Beebe (USA) 5 and 4 in the final. [Ozaukee CC, Mequon, nr Milwaukee, WI].

1931
Majors
Beebe, June
Midlothian CC
3 & 2
amateur
x

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Beebe, June

Venue

Midlothian CC

Score

3 & 2

Prize money

amateur

Title sponsor

x

The Women's Western Open (2nd). Beebe (USA, amateur) beat Mrs Melvin Jones (USA, née Rose Amanda Freeman) 3 and 2 in the final. [Midlothian CC, Midlothian, nr Chicago, IL].

1930
Majors
Mida, Mrs Lee
Acacia CC
6 & 5
amateur
x

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Mida, Mrs Lee

Venue

Acacia CC

Score

6 & 5

Prize money

amateur

Title sponsor

x

The inaugural Women's Western Open. Mrs Lee W. Mida (USA, amateur, née Lucia Gueth) beat June Beebe (USA) 6 and 5 in the final. [Acacia CC, Lyndhurst, nr Cleveland, OH].

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