Who's who in golf - Marlene Hagge


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Name: - Marlene Hagge (née Bauer)
Country: - USA
Born : - Feb 16, 1934 in Eureka, South Dakota.
Original Home/Club: -
Occupation: - Professional golfer; golf instructor
Turned Pro: - 1947

Roll of Honour

Majors (1) - US LPGA Championship (1956). US LPGA Tour wins (26). US LPGA leading money winner (1956). World Golf Hall of Fame (inducted in 2002).


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After a highly successful career as an amateur golfer, Marlene Bauer turned professional in 1950. In that same year she became the youngest of 13 women who founded the LPGA. Her older sister, Alice Bauer, was also a founder.

In 1955 Marlene married Bob Hagge, the man her sister Alice had divorced earlier that year. Marlene and Bob divorced in 1964. Bob Hagge, who had been a club pro, subsequently changed his name to Robert von Hagge, and became a leading golf course designer.

From 1995 until his death in 2013, Hagge was married to former PGA Tour golfer Ernie Vossler.


Top tournaments won by Marlene Hagge

1972Wmn AmericaBurdine's InvitationalDoral Golf Resort211 (-5)$4,500
Played as Burdine's Invitational. Second-placed Sandra Palmer (USA) and Kathy Ahren (USA) finished 4 shots behind Hagge (USA, née Bauer), who recorded the last of her 26 LPGA Tour wins. [Red course, Trump Natl Doral Resort, Miami, FL].
1969Wmn AmericaSpringfield OpenNorthwood Hills214 (-2)$3,000
Played as Stroh's WBLY Open. Carol Mann (USA) finished 4 shots behind Hagge (USA). [Northwood Hills, Springfield, Ohio].
1965Wmn AmericaAlamo Ladies OpenPecan Valley216 (E)$1,500
Played as the Alamo Ladies Open. Carol Mann (USA) and defending champion Kathy Whitworth (USA) finished in second place behind Hagge (USA). [Pecan Valley GC, San Antonio, Texas. This course is now closed].
1965Wmn AmericaBabe Zaharias Open215$1,275
Played as the Babe Zaharias Open. Clifford Ann Creed and Carol Mann finished in second place behind Hagge.
1965Wmn AmericaMilwaukee Open287$1,875
Played as the Milwaukee Open. Judy Torluemke finished in second place behind Hagge.
1965Wmn AmericaPhoenix Thunderbirds290$1,350
Played as the Phoenix Thunderbirds Ladies Open. Judy Torluemke finished in second place behind Hagge.
1965Wmn AmericaTall City Open206$1,350
Played as the LPGA Tall City Open. Kathy Whitworth finished in second place behind Hagge.
1964Wmn AmericaMickey Wright Invtl.287$1,300
Played as the Mickey Wright Invitational. Sandra Haynie finished in second place behind Hagge.
1963Wmn AmericaLady Carling - BaltimoreTurf Valley CC208 (-2)$1,500
Played as the Sight Open. Second-placed Mickey Wright (USA) finished 9 shots behind Hagge (USA, née Bauer). [Turf Valley CC, Ellicott City, Maryland].
1959Wmn AmericaHoosier Open141$700
Played as the Hoosier Open. Patty Berg and Bonnie Randolph finished in second place behind Hagge.
1959Wmn AmericaMayfair Open225$831
Played as the Mayfair Open. Patty Berg and Beverly Hanson finished in second place behind Hagge.
1958Wmn AmericaLake Worth Open218$831
Played as the Lake Worth Open Invitational. Fay Crocker and Patty Berg finished in second place behind Hagge.
1958Wmn AmericaLand of Sky OpenAsheville CC213 (E)$831
Played as the Land of the Sky Open. Hagge (USA) beat Jo Ann Prentice (USA) with a six-foot, birdie-3 putt at the first playoff hole. [CC of Asheville, Asheville, North Carolina].
1957Wmn AmericaBabe Zaharias Open222$882
Played as the Babe Zaharias Open. Betty Dodd finished in second place behind Hagge.
1957Wmn AmericaLawton Open216$800
Played as the Lawton Open. Betsy Rawls finished in second place behind Hagge.
1956Wmn AmericaBabe Zaharias Open219$900
Played as the Babe Zaharias Open. Louise Suggs finished in second place behind Marlene Bauer (Hagge).
1956Wmn AmericaClock Open292$900
Played as the Clock Open. Joyce Zinske finished in second place behind Marlene Bauer (Hagge).
1956Wmn AmericaDenver Open (LPGA)284$800
Played as the Denver Open. Fay Crocker finished in second place behind Marlene Bauer (Hagge).
1956Wmn AwardsMoney Winner - LPGA Tr$20,235see Score
Hagge (USA) won the LPGA Tour 1956 Money List, with earnings of $20,235 on the Tour. Patty Berg (USA) was second on the money list.
1956Wmn AmericaPittsburgh Open293x
Played as the Pittsburgh Open. Alice Bauer finished in second place behind Marlene Bauer (Hagge).
1956Wmn AmericaSea Island Open152$630
Played as the Sea Island Open. Mary Lena Faulk and Joyce Ziske finished in second place behind Marlene Bauer (Hagge).
1956Wmn AmericaTriangle Round Robin359$2,000
Played as the Triangle Round Robin. Joyce Ziske finished in second place behind Marlene Bauer (Hagge).
1956Wmn MajorsUS Women's PGAForest Lake CC291 (-9)$1,350
The LPGA Championship (2nd) (June 21-24). 22-year-old Marlene Hagge (USA, née Bauer) beat Patty Berg (USA) with a par at the first sudden-death playoff hole. Hagge recorded her first and only major championship win. [Forest Lake CC, Bloomfield Hills, Detroit, Mich.].
1956Wmn AmericaWorld Championship (LPGA)Tam O'Shanter CC298 (-6)$6,000
Played as the World Championship of Women's Golf. Betty Jameson (USA) finished 1 shot behind 22-year-old Marlene Hagge (USA; née Bauer). [Tam O'Shanter CC, Niles, nr Chicago, IL. Now the municipal Tam O'Shanter Golf Course].
1954Wmn AmericaNew Orleans Open (LPGA)297$1,200
Played as the New Orleans Open. Second-placed Betty Jameson finished 1 shot behind Marlene Bauer (Hagge).
1952Wmn AmericaSarasota Openxx
Played as the Sarasota Open. Betsy Rawls, Louise Suggs and Babe Zaharias finished in second place behind Marlene Bauer (Hagge).
1949Wmn AmateurUS Amateur (Girls)Philadelphia CC2 upamateur
Played as the inaugural U.S. Girls' Junior Championship. Marlene Bauer (USA, married name Hagge) beat Barbara Bruning (USA) by 2 holes in the final. [Bala course, Philadelphia CC, Gladwyne, nr Philadelphia, PA].

 

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