Stroke-play qualifying at the site of the Championship was abandoned, and
171 entrants competed in 16 sectional qualifying rounds for 128 places in match
play at he East Course of the Merion Golf Club.
Mrs. Mark A. Porter, the former Dorothy Germain, of the Llanerch Country Club,
near Philadelphia, defeated Miss Dorothy Kielty, 3 and 2, in the final. Miss
Marlene Bauer reached the semi-final round at the age of 15 but lost there to
Miss Kielty and later turned professional.
Miss Margaret Curtis played again, losing in the first round. Merion entertained
the Championship for the fourth time, more than any other club. Play had to
be suspended temporarily in the first round because of rain.