The longest final in point of time in the history of USGA Championships, 29
hours 15 minutes occurred at the Allegheny Country Club, Sewickley, Pa., as
Miss Barbara Romack, 22, of the Del Paso Country Club, Sacramento, Calif., defeated
Miss Mary K. (Mickey) Wright, 19, of San Diego, Calif., 4 and 2.
The two girls were scheduled to start at 9:30 on a Saturday, but a thunder
and lightning storm with heavy rain delayed them. As soon as the storm let up,
the girls played away, but as they were walking after their drives on the second
hole, the storm came on again and they marked their balls and retired to the
clubhouse. They returned to finish the 18 holes Saturday afternoon, and the
second round had to be played on Sunday afternoon.
The Championship again was conducted entirely at match play. The field included
all members of the British and the United States Curtis Cup Teams and the Champions
of Belgium, Canada, Cuba, and Mexico and a former Champion of Argentina, but
no foreigner passed the fifth round.
Miss Mary Lena Faulk, the defender, reached the semi-finals, where Miss Wright
stopped her with one-over-par golf. It was the best performance by a defender
since Miss Betty Jameson won her second straight in 1940. Miss Faulk and Miss
Wright subsequently turned professional.