Who's who: Fay Crocker

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Who's who: Fay Crocker

  • Name:

    Fay Crocker
  • Country:

    Uruguay
  • Lived:

    [1914-1983]. Born on Aug 2, 1914 in Montevideo, Uruguay. Died on Sept 16, 1983 in Montevideo (aged 69).
  • Original/Home Club:

    GC of Uruguay, Montevideo.
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    1954

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (2): US Women's Open (1955); Titleholders Championship (1960). Total LPGA Tour wins (11).

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Former LPGA Tour player, who retired from the Tour in 1961 to return to live in South America. Crocker had amassed over $73,000 in Tour earnings ... in those days a sizeable sum.

Top tournaments won by Fay Crocker

1960
Majors
Augusta CC
303 (+15)
$1,140
x

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Crocker, Fay

Venue

Augusta CC

Score

303 (+15)

Prize money

$1,140

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Titleholders Championship (21st). Second-placed Kathy Cornelius (USA) finished 7 shots behind Crocker (Uruguay). [Augusta CC, Augusta, GA].

1960
America
285
$1,247
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Crocker, Fay

Venue

Score

285

Prize money

$1,247

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Lake Worth Open. Betsy Rawls finished in second place behind Crocker.

1958
America
287
$1,247
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Crocker, Fay

Venue

Score

287

Prize money

$1,247

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Waterloo Women's Open. Beverly Hanson finished in second place behind Crocker.

1958
America
222
Biltmore

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Crocker, Fay

Venue

Score

222

Prize money

Title sponsor

Biltmore

Played as the Havana Biltmore Open. Jackie Pung finished in second place behind Crocker.

1957
America
$1,500
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Crocker, Fay

Venue

Score

Prize money

$1,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Triangle Round Robin. Mickey Wright finished in second place behind Crocker.

1957
America
281
$1,500
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Crocker, Fay

Venue

Score

281

Prize money

$1,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Hot Springs Four-Ball. Winning Team : Marilynn Smith & Fay Crocker. Second-placed team : Louise Suggs & Mickey Wright.

1957
America
143
$630
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Crocker, Fay

Venue

Score

143

Prize money

$630

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Serbin Open. Patty Berg finished in second place behind Crocker.

1956
America
288
$880
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Crocker, Fay

Venue

Score

288

Prize money

$880

Title sponsor

x

Played as the St Louis Open. Joyce Ziske finished in second place behind Crocker.

1956
America
144
$630
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Crocker, Fay

Venue

Score

144

Prize money

$630

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Serbin Open. Patty Berg finished in second place behind Crocker.

1955
America
291
$1,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Crocker, Fay

Venue

Score

291

Prize money

$1,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Wolverine Open. Second-placed Marlene Bauer (Hagge) finished 7 shots behind Crocker.

1955
America
296
$1,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Crocker, Fay

Venue

Score

296

Prize money

$1,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Serbin Open. Second-placed Patty Berg finished 1 shot behind Crocker.

1955
Majors
Wichita CC
299 (+11)
$2,000
USGA

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Crocker, Fay

Venue

Wichita CC

Score

299 (+11)

Prize money

$2,000

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Women's Open (10th) (Jun 30-Jul 2). Second-placed Louise Suggs (USA) and Mary Lena Faulk (USA) finished 4 shots behind wire-to-wire winner Crocker (Uruguay), who recorded her first major championship win. [Wichita CC, Wichita, Kan.].

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