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1959 U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship

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Dates  June 25–27, 1959
Tour(s)  LPGA Tour
Organized by  USGA
Format  Stroke play – 72 holes
1959 U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship
Location  Blackridge, Pennsylvania
Course(s)  Churchill Valley Country Club

The 1959 U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship was the 14th U.S. Women's Open, held June 25–27 at Churchill Valley Country Club in Blackridge, Pennsylvania, a suburb east of Pittsburgh. It was the seventh edition conducted by the United States Golf Association (USGA).

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Defending champion Mickey Wright won the second of her four U.S. Women's Open titles, two strokes ahead of runner-up Louise Suggs, a two-time champion. Suggs led after 36 holes, but a third round 75 pushed her four strokes back. Wright, age 24, putted well in the final round and was two-under after fifteen holes, but bogeyed the final three. She was the first of seven to successfully defend the championship, last accomplished by Karrie Webb in 2001. It was the third of 13 major championships for Wright.

This was the third major in three years at Churchill Valley, which hosted the LPGA Championship in 1957 and 1958. The club closed in 2013.

Past champions in the field

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Final leaderboard

Saturday, June 27, 1959

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References

1959 U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship Wikipedia


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