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1962 U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship

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Dates  June 28–30, 1962
Tour(s)  LPGA Tour
Organized by  USGA
Format  Stroke play – 72 holes
1962 U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship
Location  Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Course(s)  Dunes Golf and Beach Club

The 1962 U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship was the 17th U.S. Women's Open, held June 28–30 at The Dunes Golf and Beach Club in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

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Murle Lindstrom, age 23, won the title for her first LPGA Tour victory, two strokes ahead of runners-up Ruth Jessen and Jo Ann Prentice. The first of her four wins on tour, it was the only major title for Lindstrom, later known as Murle Breer.

Defending champion Mickey Wright was a co-leader after 36 holes, but fell back on Saturday morning in the third round and finished five strokes back in a tie for fourth. Wright had won three of the previous four years; she won her fourth U.S. Women's Open two years later in 1964. Jessen led after each of the first three rounds, but a final round 80 (+8) dropped her back.

Thirty professionals and eleven amateurs made the 36-hole cut at 166 (+22) or better; the low amateur was JoAnne Gunderson at 313 (+25), tied for fifteenth place.

Past champions in the field

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Final leaderboard

Saturday, June 30, 1962

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References

1962 U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship Wikipedia


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