Miss Dorothy Kirby, of the Capital City Club, Atlanta, Ga., after trying since
1934, broke through at the Town and Country Club, St. Paul, Minn., defeating
Miss Claire Doran, 2 and 1, in the final.
An 18-hole qualifying round was re-instituted for 64 places. The best qualifying
scores were 74s by Miss Carol Diringer and Miss Barbara Romack, who equaled
Miss Barrett's record of 1939.
Twenty players broke 80. Vicomtesse de Saint Sauveur, the British and French
Champion, qualified but lost in the second round to Miss Mary Sargent. Miss
Hanson had become a professional and, therefore, could not defend her Championship.