Anne Quast Sander
Mrs. Jay D. (Anne Quast) Decker, 23, of Mercer Island, Wash., established
the USGA record for the largest margin of victory in a final match. She defeated
Miss Phyllis Preuss, of Pompano Beach, Fla., 14 and 13, at the Tacoma Country
and Golf Club, Tacoma, Wash.
This topped the previous record of 13 and 12 set by Mrs. Glenna Collett Vare
in the final of the 1928 Women's Amateur.
Mrs. Decker also held a record 12-up lead after the morning round, surpassing
the mark of 10-up established by Mrs. Vare in 1928. Mrs. Decker became the 11th
two-time winner of the Championship; she won her first title in 1958.
Mrs. Decker played superlative golf all week and finished nine under par for
112 holes. She never finished any of her seven rounds worse than even par and
lost only six holes during the Championship.
Miss Roberta Albers, of Temple Terrace, Fla., became the youngest player ever
to reach the semi-finals. She was but 14 years 8 months. Miss Marlene Bauer
was the youngest previously; she was 15 when she reached the semi-finals in
Miss JoAnne Gunderson, the defending Champion, was eliminated in the second
round by Miss Mary Lowell, who had won the USGA Girls' Junior Championship the
previous week. In the semifinals, Mrs. Decker defeated Mrs. Gaines Wilson, Jr.,
5 and 4, and Miss Preuss defeated Miss Albers, 2 and 1. The entry was 107.