Babe Didrikson Zaharias
When the Championship was renewed after World War II at Southern Hills Country
Club, Tulsa, Okla., Mrs. Mildred Zaharias (Babe Didrikson) of the Park Hill
Country Club, Denver, Colo., defeated Mrs. Clara Callender Sherman in the final,
11 and 9.
The number of qualifiers was reduced to 32, and the qualifying was extended
to 36 holes for the first time. Miss Dorothy Kirby won the medal with 152.
Mrs. Zaharias had won the 80-meter hurdles and the javelin throw in the 1932
Olympic Games and had been reinstated after a period as a professional golfer.
She won the British Championship the following spring, the first American
to do so, and then turned professional again.