Who's who: Mary Mills

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Who's who: Mary Mills

  • Name:

    Mary Mills
  • Country:

    USA
  • Born:

    Jan 19, 1940 in Laurel, Mississippi.
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer and golf instructor; golf course designer.
  • Turned Pro:

    1962

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (3): US Women's Open (1963); US LPGA Ch'ship (1964, '73). Total LPGA Tour wins (9). LPGA Tour Rookie of the Year (1962).

Did you know?

Former LPGA Tour player, who retired from the Tour in 1981.

Top tournaments won by Mary Mills

1973
America
Indian Hills CC, GA
217 (-2)
$4,500
Tara

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mills, Mary

Venue

Indian Hills CC, GA

Score

217 (-2)

Prize money

$4,500

Title sponsor

Tara

Played as the Lady Tara Classic. Second-placed Sharon Miller (USA), Sandra Haynie (USA), Laura Baugh (USA) and Judy Rankin (USA) finished 1 shot behind Mills (USA), who recorded the last of her nine LPGA Tour wins. [Indian Hills CC, Marietta, Georgia].

1973
Majors
Pleasant Valley, Mass.
288 (-4)
$5,250
LPGA

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Mills, Mary

Venue

Pleasant Valley, Mass.

Score

288 (-4)

Prize money

$5,250

Title sponsor

LPGA

The LPGA Championship (19th) (June 7-10). Second-placed Betty Burfeindt (USA) finished 1 shot behind Mills (USA), who claimed her second LPGA Championship title. [Pleasant Valley CC, Sutton, MA].

1970
America
Raymond Memorial
216 (-E)
$3,000
Len Immke

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mills, Mary

Venue

Raymond Memorial

Score

216 (-E)

Prize money

$3,000

Title sponsor

Len Immke

Played as the Len Immke Buick Open. Mills (USA) beat Althea Gibson (USA) with a par at the second playoff hole. Sandra Haynie (USA) was eliminated at the first playoff hole. [Raymond Memorial GC, Columbus, Ohio].

1969
America
Lake Waco CC
213 (-3)
$2,250
Quality Chekd

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mills, Mary

Venue

Lake Waco CC

Score

213 (-3)

Prize money

$2,250

Title sponsor

Quality Chekd

Played as the Quality Chekd Classic. Second-placed and defending champion Carol Mann (USA) finished 1 shot behind Mills (USA). [Lake Waco CC, Waco, Texas].

1965
America
294
$1,350
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mills, Mary

Venue

Score

294

Prize money

$1,350

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Eugene Open. Jo Ann Prentice finished in second place behind Mills.

1965
America
216
$1,875
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mills, Mary

Venue

Score

216

Prize money

$1,875

Title sponsor

x

Played as the St Louis Open. Marlene Hagge finished in second place behind Mills.

1964
America
289
$1,350
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mills, Mary

Venue

Score

289

Prize money

$1,350

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Eugene Ladies Open. Sandra Haynie finished in second place behind Mills.

1964
Majors
278 (-6)
$2,450
LPGA

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Mills, Mary

Score

278 (-6)

Prize money

$2,450

Title sponsor

LPGA

The LPGA Championship (10th) (Oct 1-4). Second-placed Mickey Wright (USA) finished 2 shots behind Mills (USA), who recorded her second major championship win. [Las Vegas National GC, Las Vegas, NV; at the time known as Stardust CC].

1963
Majors
Kenwood CC, OH
289 (-3)
$1,900
USGA

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Mills, Mary

Venue

Kenwood CC, OH

Score

289 (-3)

Prize money

$1,900

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Women's Open (18th) (July 18-20). Second-placed Sandra Haynie (USA) and Louise Suggs (USA) finished 3 shots behind first-time major championship winner Mills (USA). [Kenwood CC, Cincinnati, Ohio].

1962
Awards
x
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Mills, Mary

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Mills (USA) won the inaugural LPGA Tour Louise Suggs Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player.

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