Miss Carol Semple, of Sewickley, Pa., won the Championship at Montclair Golf
Club, Montclair, N.J., defeating Mrs. Anne Quast Sander, of Seattle, Wash.,
1 up. In six previous attempts, Miss Semple had never advanced beyond the second
Miss Semple was able to win only one of her matches before the 17th hole,
while Mrs. Sander did not go beyond the 15th hole before the final.
Miss Semple defeated Miss Mary Budke, the defending Champion from Dundee,
Ore., 2 and 1, and Miss Bonnie Lauer, the National Women's Intercollegiate Champion
from Union Lake, Mich., 1 up. Against Miss Lauer she was 2 down with three holes
to play, but finished birdie-par-birdie to win all three holes and the match.
In the final round, Miss Semple won the first three holes and was 1 up after
nine. Mrs. Sander then won four holes against two for Miss Semple on the second
nine and held a 1 up lead after 18 holes. In the afternoon round, Miss Semple
won the first hole with a par and the match was even. Miss Semple then played
some loose golf and was 3 down after five holes.
The sixth was halved and then Miss Semple birdied three of the next four holes
to pull even once again. Mrs. Sander won the 11th, but lost the 15th when she
drove into a fairway bunker. They halved the 16th in par 3s and Miss Semple
went ahead with a par 4 on the 17th where Mrs. Sander drove into the rough and
made 5. The 18th was halved in par 5s.
The presentation was unusual in that Lynford l,ardner, Jr,, President of the
USGA, stepped aside so that Miss Semple could receive the Championship trophy
from her father, Harton S. Semple, a USGA Vice-President.
This was the 14th time in the last 19 Championships that Mrs. Sander reached
at least the quarter-final round. The entry was 154.