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Name: - Beverly Hanson
Country: - USA
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Occupation: - Professional golfer
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MAJORS [3] : US LPGA Championship (1955); Western Open (1956); Titleholders Championship (1958)

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Former LPGA Tour player

Top tournaments won by Beverly Hanson

1960Wmn AmericaSt Petersburg Open (LPGA)Sunset G&CC, FL287 (+3)$1,247
Played as the St Petersburg Open. Second-placed Mickey Wright (USA) finished 6 shots behind Hanson (USA), who recorded the last of her 17 LPGA Tour wins. [Sunset G&CC, St Petersburg, Florida; now called Vinoy GC].
1959Wmn AmericaAmerican Women's Open297$1,247
Played as the American Women's Open. Louise Suggs finished in second place behind Hanson.
1959Wmn AmericaGolden Triangle Festvl.146$475
Played as the Golden Triangle Festival. Marilynn Smith, Mickey Wright and Wiffi Smith finished in second place behind Hanson.
1959Wmn AmericaLinks Invtn Open289$1,247
Played as the Links Invitation Open. Louise Suggs finished in second place behind Hanson.
1959Wmn AmericaSpokane Open287$1,247
Played as the Spokane Women's Open. Louise Suggs and Mickey Wright finished in second place behind Hanson.
1958Wmn AmericaLawton Open212$831
Played as the Lawton Open. Marlene Hagge finished in second place behind Hanson.
1958Wmn AwardsLow Stroke Ave - LPGA74.92n/a
Hanson (USA) won the Vare Trophy, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the LPGA Tour.
1958Wmn AwardsMoney Winner - LPGA Tr$12,639see Score
Hanson (USA) won the LPGA Tour 1958 Money List, with earnings of $12,639 on the Tour. Marlene Hagge (USA) was second on the money list.
1958Wmn MajorsTitleholders Ch'shipAugusta CC299 (+11)$1,000
The Titleholders Championship (19th). Second-placed Betty Dodd (USA) finished 5 shots behind Hanson (USA). [Augusta CC, Augusta, GA].
1957Wmn AmericaLand of Sky OpenAsheville CC286 (-10)$1,316
Played as the inaugural Land of the Sky Open. Second-placed Wiffi Smith (USA) finished 1 shot behind Hanson (USA), who recorded her second straight LPGA Tour win. [CC of Asheville, Asheville, North Carolina].
1957Wmn AmericaSmokey Open295$1,350
Played as the Smokey Open. Mickey Wright, Jackie Pung, Betty Jameson and Vonnie Colby finished in second place behind Hanson.
1956Wmn AmericaHot Springs Four-Ball276$725
Played as the Hot Springs Four-Ball. Winning Team : Beverly Hanson & Kathy Cornelius. Second-placed team : Marlene Bauer (Hagge) & Mickey Wright.
1956Wmn MajorsWomen's Western OpenWakonda Club304 (E)$1,000
The Women's Western Open (27th). Second-placed Louise Suggs (USA) finished 4 shots behind Hanson (USA). [Wakonda Club, Des Moines, Iowa].
1955Wmn AmericaBattle Creek Open220$1,000
Played as the Battle Creek Open. Second-placed Jackie Pung finished 1 shot behind Hanson.
1955Wmn MajorsUS Women's PGAOrchard Ridge220 (-5)$1,200
The inaugural LPGA Championship (July 14-17; 54 holes of stroke-play, then a 36-hole match play final between the two lowest scorers). Hanson (USA) (220) beat Louise Suggs (USA) (223) by 4 and 3 in the final. [Orchard Ridge CC, Fort Wayne, Indiana].
1954Wmn AmericaSt Petersburg Open (LPGA)Sunset G&CC, FL216 (-6)$875
Played as the inaugural St Petersburg Open. Hanson (USA) beat Babe Zaharias (USA) with a birdie at the third playoff hole. [Sunset G&CC, St Petersburg, Florida; now called Vinoy GC].
1954Wmn AmericaWichita Open295$1,000
Played as the Wichita Open. Second-placed Jackie Pung and Betsy Rawls finished 7 shots behind Hanson.
1953Wmn AmericaWeathervane (Boca Raton)148
Played as the Boca Raton Weathervane. Second-placed Betty Jameson (USA) and Babe Zaharias (USA) finished 1 shot behind Hanson.
1951Wmn AmericaEastern Open (LPGA)Berkshire CC, PA215 (-1)$1,000
Played as the Eastern Women's Open (Jun 29-Jul 1). Second-placed Babe Zaharias (USA) finished 3 shots behind Hanson (USA), who was playing in her first ever professional tournament. A debutant win by an LPGA Tour member was not repeated until Ko Jin-young accomplished the same feat in 2018. [Berkshire CC, Reading, Pennsylvania].
1950Wmn AmericaTexas Open (LPGA)xx
Played as the Women's Texas Open. Patty Berg finished in second place behind Hanson.
1950Wmn AmateurUS Amateur (Women)East Lake GC6 & 4amateur
The US Women's Amateur Championship (50th). Hanson (USA) beat Mae Murray (USA) 6 and 4 in the final. [East Lake GC, Atlanta, GA; at the time known as the East Lake course of Atlanta Athletic Club].


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