Anne Quast Sander
Mrs. Anne Quast Sander, of Mount Vernon, Wash., joined her contemporary, Miss
JoAnne Gunderson of Providence, R.I., as a three-time Women's Amateur Champion
at the Taconic Golf Club, Williamstown, Mass. Between them they had won six
of the previous seven Championships.
Mrs. Sander eliminated Miss Gunderson in the semi-final round by 3 and 2 and
then defeated Miss Peggy Conley, of Spokane, Wash., by 2 and 1 in the 36-hole
final. The Championship match ended with Mrs. Sander, a superb putter, holing
a putt of 17 feet for a half.
She had advanced to at least the quarter-final round of every Women's Amateur
Championship since 1955, when she was 17 years old. Mrs. Sander defeated Miss
Gunderson in their only other meeting in the Women's Amateur Championship in
the semi-final round in 1958.
Miss Conley, 16, was the youngest player ever to reach the final round. She
also was runnerup in the 1963 Girls' Junior Championship in the week immediately
preceding the Women's Amateur.
The other semi-finalist was Miss Carol Sorenson, of Janesville, Wis., the
1960 Girls' Junior Champion. She lost to Miss Conley, 1 down. Miss Janis Ferraris,
of San Francisco, attempting to become the first winner of both the Girls' Junior
and Women's Championships in the same year, was eliminated by Mrs. Sander in
the quarter-final round.
There were 12 extra-hole matches in the first round, five more than there
had ever been in any one round of the Championship.