Miss Anne Quast, 20, of Marysville, Wash., a Stanford University senior who
had been leading amateur in the Women's Open, played the last seven holes four
under par to defeat Miss Barbara Romack, of Sacramento, Calif., the 1954 Champion,
3 and 2, at the Wee Burn Country Club, Darien, Conn.
She became the third Champion from the Pacific Northwest in four years. Miss
Romack subsequently turned professional.
Miss JoAnne Gunderson, of Kirkland, Wash., the defending Champion, lost to
Miss Quast in the semi-final, 1 up, after going out in 35 and being 3 up. The
original entry was 195, and 189, the largest number in 19 years, were included
in the draw.
They included the British and United States Curtis Cup Teams, except Mrs.
Frances Smith; seven former Champions; three British Champions, including the
current holder Mrs. George Valentine, and Girls' Junior Champion Miss Judy Eller.
Miss Polly Riley, of Fort Worth, Texas, was in the round of 16 for the twelfth
straight year. Six of the eight quarter-finalists and all semi-finalists were
members of the United States Curtis Cup Team.