1947 U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship

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1947 U.S. Women's Open
Tournament information
DatesJune 26–29, 1947
LocationGreensboro, North Carolina
Course(s)Starmount Forest
Country Club
Organized byWPGA
FormatStroke play − 72 holes
Par76 [1]
Length6,414 yards (5,865 m)[2]
Prize fund$7,500 [2]
Winner's share$1,200 [1][2]
United States Betty Jameson
295 (−9)
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Starmount  Forest CC is located in the US
Starmount  Forest CC
Forest CC
Location in the United States

The 1947 U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship was the second U.S. Women's Open, held June 26−29 at Starmount Forest Country Club in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Betty Jameson won her only U.S. Women's Open, six strokes ahead of runners-up Polly Riley and Sally Sessions, both amateurs. She entered the final round on Sunday with a two shot lead at 225 (−3)[3] and carded a six-under 70.[1][2] It was the second of her three major championships. Jameson was the runner-up the previous year, conducted in a match play format. Defending champion Patty Berg finished ninth, third among the professionals.

Final leaderboard[edit]

Sunday, June 29, 1947

PlacePlayerCountryScoreTo parMoney ($)
1Betty Jameson United States76-75-74-70=295−91,200
T2Polly Riley (a) United States74-75-78-74=301−30
Sally Sessions (a) United States77-76-74-74=301
4Louise Suggs (a) United States74-76-79-73=302−20
5Estelle Page (a) United States76-73-78-79=306+20
6Carol Diringer (a) United States81-76-73-77=307+30
7Grace Lenczyk (a) United States80-75-74-79=308+40
8Helen Dettweiler United States75-84-73-77=309+51,000
9Patty Berg United States74-81-79-76=310+6900
10Peggy Kirk (a) United States81-83-72-77=313+90



  1. ^ a b c d "Betty Jameson fires 70 for Open title". Eugene Register-Guard. United Press. June 30, 1947. p. 9.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Pro Betty Jameson wins Open with record 295". Milwaukee Journal. Associated Press. June 30, 1947. p. 2, part 2.
  3. ^ "Betty Jameson low with 225". Milwaukee Journal. United Press. June 29, 1947. p. 2, sports.

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